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EPL: Terryble Chelsea seal 3-3 draw against Everton

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 17, 2016, 1:49 am IST
Updated Jan 19, 2016, 8:58 am IST
Chelsea players John Obi Mikel (from left), Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic chase Everton’s Ross Barkley during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Saturday. The match ended 3-3. (Photo: AP)
 Chelsea players John Obi Mikel (from left), Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic chase Everton’s Ross Barkley during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Saturday. The match ended 3-3. (Photo: AP)

London: Sergio Aguero sank Crystal Palace to send Manchester City top of the Premier League on Saturday, while John Terry’s 98th-minute equaliser earned Chelsea a remarkable 3-3 draw with Everton.

Aguero scored twice, with Fabian Delph and David Silva also on target, as City beat Crystal Palace 4-0, and Terry atoned for an earlier own goal to earn Chelsea an improbable point at Stamford Bridge.

City provisionally top the standings on goal difference above previous leaders Arsenal, who visit Stoke City on Sunday, and Leicester City, who travel to Aston Villa later on Saturday.

Champions Chelsea remain six points above the bottom three after interim manager Guus Hiddink avoided the first defeat of his second stint at the club by the narrowest of margins.

Everton went 2-0 up early in the second half as Terry scored an inelegant 50th-minute own goal and Kevin Mirallas followed up with a slick turn and shot, both goals created by Leighton Baines.

Cesc Fabregas brought Chelsea back into the game, freeing Diego Costa to round Tim Howard and reduce the arrears in the 64th minute before equalising with a deflected shot less than two minutes later.

After Costa had limped off injured, centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori put Everton ahead in the 91st minute from Gerard Deulofeu’s cross, only for Terry to flick home a last-gasp equaliser despite an apparent offside.

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