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Premier League Table: Chelsea move into top four as Liverpool remain seventh

A single goal from Mason Mount saw the Blues move back into the top four as they dealt a blow to Liverpool's Champions League hopes.

 
11:43pm on Thursday 4th March 2021
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield pushed them up to fourth in the Premier League, having started the match in sixth.

Everton’s win at West Brom earlier on Thursday – achieved by the same margin – had Carlo Ancelotti’s side temporarily in the Champions League spots. Additionally, Tottenham had beaten Fulham by an identical scoreline to put the pressure on.

Mason Mount, though, settled the affair with a goal shortly before half-time, putting Chelsea on 47 points, one clear of the Toffees.

Liverpool, who have lost five home matches in succession for the first time in top-flight history, remain static on 43.

On Wednesday, Manchester United slipped further behind in the Premier League title race as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Crystal Palace.

Manchester City had extended their lead at the summit to 15 points with a hard-fought victory over Wolves on Tuesday evening.

But their neighbours were unable to close that gap to 12 as they played out a frustrating stalemate at Selhurst Park 24 hours later.

Nemanja Matic came closest to breaking the deadlock with a deflected effort in the first half, but the Red Devils were unable to find the breakthrough despite dominating possession throughout.

United's draw would have allowed Leicester City to jump up into second place in the table but they were unable to beat Burnley earlier in the day.

To the Foxes' credit, they came from behind to earn their point, with Kelechi Iheanacho's wonderful volley cancelling out an early Matej Vydra strike.

But neither side could claim all three points, despite Ashley Westwood and Youri Tielemans both striking the post in the second period.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United kept their slim hopes of avoiding relegation alive as they beat Europe-chasing Aston Villa 1-0.

David McGoldrick scored the crucial goal for the Blades, who held out despite Phil Jagielka's dismissal on the hour mark.

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