After officially conceding Chelsea’s league title hopes after Saturdays defeat to West Ham, Chelsea boos Antonio Conte saw his side bounce back with a comfortably 1-3 win away to Huddersfield Town last night.
Even through they are still 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, they still moved level on points with Manchester United in 2nd place with first half goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko and Willian, before Pedro ensured they took the three points with their third goal 5 minutes into the 2nd half. In a game were they always looked second best, Huddersfield substitute Laurent Depoitre managed to get a late consolation goal in injury time as the newly promoted team now have a record of 5 losses from their last 6 games.
An 89th minute goal from Substitute Ashley Barnes saw Burnley move up into fourth place in the premier league as they defeated Stoke City 1-0 at Turf Moor. In a game were Burnley didn’t play to their best, they had some luck on their side as Peter Crouch should have opened the scoring for Stoke early doors, however his shot hit the post, while Burnley struggled to have any fluency in attack as they registered only one shot on target until Barnes’ strike which took a lucky deflection of team mate Scott Arfield before beating Jack Butland in the Stoke net.
The result means Burnley leapfrog Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal to reach their highest ever top-flight position since 1975, not counting the first week of the season when some teams were still to play their first game!
A dramatic final five minutes saw Crystal Palace move out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Watford, who were leading 1-0 until Tom Cleverly received his marching orders for his second yellow card in the 87th minute.
Daryl Janmaat had given the Hornets the lead in the third minute that they never looked like losing, until Cleverly left the field. Within two minutes Bakary Solo had equalised when he managed to bundle the ball over the line, before Wilfried Zaha found James McArthur in injury time, for them to snatch a late winner! However, they escape could be short lived as West Brom, West Ham and Swansea all play tonight.