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Crystal Palace stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Crystal Palace stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United's top-four hopes suffered a set back after a home draw with West Brom while Chelsea were defeated at Stamford Bridge by Crystal Palace.

United remain in fifth following a 0 - 0 draw in the Premier League at Old Trafford as the Red Devils could not convert possession to chances.

Crystal Palace stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Rashford started up front for United

With over 75 percent of the ball, United could only afford one effort on target which was by Anthony Martial. After the break, Armenian Henrikh Mhkitaryan twice by ben Foster in goal.

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NAIJ.com understands that the draw was United's eighth time in 15 home matches in the top flight this season.

Chelsea meanwhile suffered a 2 - 1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Cesc Fabregas scored in the 5th minute to give Chelsea the lead but goals from Wilfried Zaha and Benteke gave the Eagles a 2 - 1 lead after 11 minutes and a brilliant team performance from Sam Allardyce's men earned a fourth straight win to improve their survival hopes.

Crystal Palace stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Fabregas opened the scoring in the fifth minute

The defeat was the Blues first at Stamford Bridge since losing to Liverpool in September and their second defeat in 18 games under manager Conte.

Crystal Palace stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Zaha equalized with a fine solo effort before Benteke scored the winner with a lob

Victor Moses was the only major absentee from the squad that faced Crystal Palace.

The London side are still top of the league leading 2nd placed Tottenham with seven points with nine games to go.

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In other games, Wilfred Ndidi scored a screamer to open his account for Leicester City with Jamie Vardy scoring the other goal as the Foxes defeated Stoke 2 - 0 at the King Power Stadium.

Eric Dier and Heung Son Min scored second half goals as Tottenham defeated Burnley 2 - 0 at Turf Moor and also keep up with Chelsea at the top of the table.

The top six in the Premier League are closer on points than you might think;

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