Chelsea stun Liverpool, City win

  • Last Updated: April 27 2014, 18:44 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League.

  • Demba Ba is mobbed after scoring Chelsea's opening goal
  • Giaccherini celebrates after netting Sunderland's third against Cardiff 

Chelsea blew the Barclays Premier League title race wide open with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.

Team Score Team
C Palace 0 - 2 Man City
Liverpool 0 - 2 Chelsea
Sunderland 4 - 0 Cardiff

Demba Ba capitalised on a mistake from Reds captain Steven Gerrard to give the visitors the lead just before half-time and Willian made sure with a breakaway goal in injury time.

Position Player Score
1 Liverpool 80
2 Chelsea 78
3 Man City 77
4 Arsenal 70
5 Everton 69
6 Tottenham 66
7 Man Utd 60
8 Southampton 52
9 Newcastle 46
10 Stoke City 44
11 C Palace 43
12 Swansea 39
13 Hull City 37
14 West Ham 37
15 West Brom 36
16 A Villa 35
17 Sunderland 32
18 Norwich 32
19 Fulham 31
20 Cardiff 30

The result ended Liverpool's 11-match winning run and put Chelsea back in the running a week after defeat against Sunderland seemed to have snuffed out their hopes.

Liverpool remain two points ahead of Chelsea and three clear of Manchester City, who defeated Crystal Palace 2-0.

But City have a game in hand and also a significant advantage on goal difference, meaning the title is effectively in their hands.

Manuel Pellegrini's side opened the scoring at Selhurst Park after only four minutes through Edin Dzeko, with Yaya Toure netting the second two minutes before half-time.

At the other end of the table, Sunderland climbed out of the relegation zone with a thumping 4-0 win over fellow strugglers Cardiff.

In-form Connor Wickham gave the Black Cats the lead in the 26th minute, and the game took a decisive turn in their favour just before half-time.

Juan Cala pulled Wickham back and was sent off, with Fabio Borini netting the resulting penalty, and second-half goals from Emanuele Giaccherini and Wickham added gloss to the scoreline.

Sunderland moved above Norwich on goal difference and have a game in hand while Cardiff dropped to the bottom of the table, two points from safety.


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