Nigerian forward and Chelsea wingback, Victor Moses, was substituted as Ivory Coast international, Wilfred Zaha struck in the first half to earn Crystal Palace a shock 2-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday.
Moses picked up what seemed like a hamstring injury, and was subsequently replaced by Italian, Davide Zappacosta in the 36th minute. The 26-year old left the pitch with the game level at 1-1, but Zaha, himself returning from a lengthy layoff, struck late in the first half as Palace sealed their first win of the season under new manager Roy Hodgson.
Caesar Azpilicueta scored an own goal to give Palace an 11th minute lead, following a Yohan Cabaye shot, but defensive midfielder, Tiemoue Bakayoko, equalised for the defending champions seven minutes later.
Zaha restored the Eagles lead just before half time, as they held on for their first points of the campaign. The win sees them end a run of seven matches in the league without a win, while Chelsea have now lost back-to-back league games.
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Elsewhere, league leaders, Manchester City moved clear at the top of the standing after they thrashed Stoke City 7-2.
Gabriel Jesus scores twice, while Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva all scored for the host in a one sided affair. The Potters were initially given hope, after goals from Mame Diouf before the break, and a Kyle Walker own goal two minutes after the restart cut City’s lead to just within a goal.
However, three goals in the space of six minutes saw the Cityzens blitz past the sorry potters, and earned Pep Guardiola’s men a comfortable win at the end. City have now gone two points clear of city rivals, United, who earlier shared the spoils with Liverpool after their goalless draw at Anfield in an early kickoff.
At Wembley, Christian Eriksen’s goal earned Tottenham their first win in the PL at their temporary home. Eriksen scored two minutes after the break to secure Spurs their first three points at home this season in the league. Spurs are now third on the table, behind Man United, and four points clear of city rivals, Chelsea.