EPL: Chelsea In Three-point Lead After Newcastle Win As Liverpool Drop Points

Chelsea have opened up a three-point gap at the top of the table with a 3-0 victory at Newcastle United.

The Blues were frustrated for most of the game, with the hosts putting men behind the ball.

But right-back Reece James put Thomas Tuchel’s men in control of the game, with a pair of stunning goals in the second half.

Jorginho added one more from the penalty spot after Kai Havertz was fouled in the area.

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Chelsea now have 25 points, while Liverpool have 22, following a 2-2 draw with Brighton at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane gave the Reds a two-goal lead, but Graham Potter’s men fought back to equalize thanks to Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard.

Crystal Palace shocked champions Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad, with Pep Guardiola’s men reduced to 10 men before the break.

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