Fabian Delph stars as Aston Villa stuns Chelsea

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Fabian Delph’s second-half goal carried Aston Villa to a 1-0 upset win over Premier League leader Chelsea Saturday at Villa Park.

Delph scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute as Aston Villa raised its points tally to 34 points.

With the loss, Chelsea’s lead over Manchester City has been reduced to six points after the latter’s 2-0 win over Hull City.

Jose Mourinho, who remained winless at Villa Park, was ejected from the game in stoppage time while Chelsea was reduced to nine men after Willian and Ramires received red cards.

Earlier in the day, Manchester City overcame the early dismissal of captain Vincent Kompany to beat Hull City, 2-0, and keep pressure Chelsea,

Kompany captain was sent off in the opening 10 minutes after hauling down Nikica Jelavic as the striker looked set to race through on goal, but David Silva’s superb curling effort handed the visitors the lead just four minutes later.

Edin Dzeko struck in stoppage time to ensure Man City moved to second in the standings, overtaking Liverpool and Arsenal by one point.

Meanwhile, Everton kept its hopes of finishing among the top four in the Premier League alive with a 2-1 win over Cardiff City at Goodison Park.

Seamus Coleman’s stoppage-time strike gave Everton a seventh consecutive home win while Cardiff City suffered its eighth consecutive road defeat.

In other matches, Southampton held off a late Norwich City rally en route to a 4-2 win while Fulham boosted its survival hopes with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at Craven Cottage.

Stephane Sessegnon and Youssuf Mulumbu scored in the second half to carry West Bromwich Albion to a 2-1 win over Swansea City while Peter Odemwingie netted twice as Stoke City came from behind to beat West Ham United, 3-1.

Sunderland remain in the bottom three of the after a goalless draw with Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light.

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