Liverpool, Man City Race For The Title Gets Even Tougher
Chelsea staged a remarkable late revival to snatch a controversial victory at relegation-threatened Cardiff City and ease the intensifying pressure on boss Maurizio Sarri.
Ponderous and painfully slow, Chelsea controlled possession but did little with it as they were comfortably shackled by a disciplined Cardiff side during a goalless first half.
The hosts took the lead less than a minute into the second period thanks to Victor Camarasa’s delicate curling volley, prompting cries of “we want Sarri out” from Chelsea’s travelling fans.
With five minutes left, Cezar Azpilicueta nodded in an equaliser from a clearly offside position and then, in added time, substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek headed the winner to break Cardiff hearts.
Liverpool vs Tottenham 2 – 1
Toby Alderweireld’s late own goal gave Liverpool a dramatic win over Tottenham as they moved back to the top of the Premier League.
Roberto Firmino’s first-half header from Andrew Robertson’s superb cross gave the home side the lead.
Tottenham. who remain third, levelled when Lucas Moura swept in Christian Eriksen’s pass after the break.
But Alderweireld turned the ball past his own goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a vital win.