Chelsea stayed apical of the English Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph astatine Watford connected Wednesday successful a lucifer that was halted for 32 minutes successful the archetypal fractional aft a spectator suffered cardiac arrest.
Substitute Hakim Ziyech grabbed the victor for the leaders successful the 72nd minute, converting a transverse from Mason Mount — the England midfielder who had enactment Chelsea successful beforehand successful the 29th.
By then, the teams had been taken disconnected by the referee due to the fact that of the aesculapian exigency successful the stands that happened aft astir 13 minutes.
The incidental happened connected the broadside of the tract wherever Chelsea near backmost Marcos Alonso was stationed and helium appeared to alert the referee and the aesculapian unit connected the touchline.
The spectator was stabilized and taken distant connected a stretcher to applause from the crowd.
Emmanuel Dennis equalized for Watford successful the 43rd aft Ruben Loftus-Cheek — 1 of a fig of fringe players handed a commencement by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel — was dispossessed successful the halfway ellipse by Moussa Sissoko, who drove guardant and acceptable up his teammate to score.
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Liverpool deed 4 goals for a 3rd consecutive crippled by beating Everton 4-1 connected Wednesday, taking the team's scoring tally to 43 successful 14 games — the astir successful a large European league truthful far.
Jürgen Klopp's 2020 champions remained successful third, but with different 24 games to spell that's acold from a concern.
The apical 3 pulled distant from 4th spot aft West Ham was held 1-1 by Brighton. Leicester and Southampton besides drew 2-2, portion the gathering betwixt Wolverhampton and Burnley was goalless.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, nine fable and erstwhile skipper Steven Gerrard couldn't bash it a favor.
Now manager of Aston Villa, Gerrard saw his squad suffer 2-1 Wednesday astatine location to Manchester City, 1 of the sides challenging Liverpool for the Premier League title.
First-half goals by Portugal internationals Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva — the second scoring with a sensational volley from Gabriel Jesus' transverse astatine the extremity of a interruption — gave City a 2-0 pb astatine halftime.
Ollie Watkins reduced the shortage successful the 47th with a first-time decorativeness disconnected a country to the adjacent station but City held on, helped by the second-half instauration of Jack Grealish — the boyhood Villa instrumentality and erstwhile nine skipper who near for a British-record interest of 100 cardinal pounds (then $139 million) successful the offseason.