Premier League: Chelsea extend their lead, as Manchester City and Liverpool stumble


“It’s a good day because of us,” he said. “I believe what’s happening is happening, and I don’t feel happy celebrating other performances and results.

“We have to be focused on ourselves. There is a long way to go and we know what we constantly have to produce in order to be able to get results.”

City fell behind on a goal from Wilfried Zaha in the sixth minute and defender Aymeric Laporte was sent off for depriving Zaha of a half-time scoring opportunity.

Gabriel Jesus had an effort for City turned down for offside by video review, before Conor Gallagher secured Palace’s surprise victory.

“We have to do everything right, but the players have shown character,” said City manager Pep Guardiola. “Sadly, that has gone wrong in a lot, a lot of things.”

At the top following their 5-0 loss to Manchester United last Sunday, Liverpool were brought down to earth by Brighton at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane gave Juergen Klopp’s side control, but Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu brought Brighton back into the game with a delicious long-range effort that passed Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Brighton gained the upper hand after the break and equalized in the 65th minute, when Leandro Trossard rounded his marker and fired a low shot in front of Alisson.

Three goals were ruled out after video checks, Mane scored one for handball and Salah another for offside, while Trossard’s effort was also called off for offside.


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