Chelsea loses but stays top; Spain's leading 3 win

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 29, 2014 at 8:54 pm •  Published: March 29, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — While Spain's top three all won, none of the England's leading sides could produce a victory on Saturday.

Chelsea remains top of the Premier League despite losing 1-0 at lowly Crystal Palace after title rivals Arsenal and Manchester City drew 1-1, presenting Liverpool with the chance to go top on Sunday with a win at Tottenham.

La Liga's star forward all found the net as Diego Costa's Atletico Madrid remained top, followed by Lionel Messi's Barcelona, and Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid.

Here is a look at the action from the main leagues in Europe:

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ENGLAND

The Premier League's most unpredictable title race produced another surprise on Saturday as Chelsea 1-0 lost at Crystal Palace for the first time since 1990 following John Terry's own goal.

But Jose Mourinho's side ended the day still in top spot as Manchester City was later held to a 1-1 draw at fourth-place Arsenal. David Silva's opener for third-place City was canceled out at the start of the second half by Mathieu Flamini.

Liverpool will go top with a victory over Tottenham on Sunday. The points tally, though, is deceptive. Although City is third and two points behind Chelsea, the 2012 champions have two games in hand.

The one certainty is the defending champions won't be keeping hold of the trophy, with Manchester United still in seventh despite by coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 4-1, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice.

Southampton, a place behind United but six points adrift, produced a resounding 4-0 victory over Newcastle. In a meeting of relegation-threatened teams, both West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff scored in stoppage time as they drew 3-3.

Stoke's impressive form continued with a 1-0 victory over Hull the team's fourth success in five matches. Swansea climbed above Hull into 13th by ending a six-game winless run in the league with a 3-0 victory over fellow struggler Norwich.

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