Premier League: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

  • 30 August 2015
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Image caption Chelsea's four-point total is the second-lowest tally at this stage of a Premier League season by a reigning champion

Jose Mourinho suffered only his second defeat in his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea as Crystal Palace claimed a shock win at Stamford Bridge.

After a goalless first half in which Chelsea dominated possession, Palace took the lead with a shot from Bakary Sako.

Chelsea responded when substitute Radamel Falcao headed in his first goal for the club.

Palace regained the lead immediately as Joel Ward nodded in a late winner.

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"It was a really good performance today - one of the best performances I've seen from one of my teams in terms of composure. We can frighten teams with our pace and we did that from start to finish. Our defenders had to defend really well and they did" said Palace boss Alan Pardew.

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Image caption Bakary Sako scored his second goal in as many games, as well as setting up the Palace winner

Chelsea, the reigning Premier League champions, are now eight points behind leaders Manchester City after four games.

They have been far from convincing so far this season having collected just four points, with only one of those picked up on home soil.

Saturday's other Premier League results

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Image caption The winner went down as an own goal but Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) still provided the majority of threat at St James' Park

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: An own goal from defender Fabricio Coloccini gave Arsenal an unconvincing victory over 10-man Newcastle.

Aston Villa 2-2 Sunderland: Sunderland are still searching for their first win of the Premier League season after earning a point through Jeremain Lens' second-half equaliser.

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Image caption Manuel Lanzini was the driving force behind West Ham's win - scoring one and setting up another on his debut

Liverpool 0-3 West Ham: West Ham won their first league match at Anfield since 1963 and inflicted a first loss of the season on Liverpool in a game featuring two red cards.

Stoke 0-1 West Bromwich Albion: Stoke had midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam sent off as West Brom secured a first league win this season.

Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester: Jamie Vardy's late penalty earned Leicester a draw away to Bournemouth and preserved his side's unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

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Image caption It was clear how much it meant to Raheem Sterling to score his first goal for City since his £49m move from Liverpool

Manchester City 2-0 Watford: Raheem Sterling's first goal for Manchester City broke Watford's defence and helped his side continue their 100% winning start to the season.

Tottenham 0-0 Everton: Tottenham remain winless in the Premier League after being held to a goalless draw by Everton at White Hart Lane.

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