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Chelsea continue title march, Man United enjoy derby success as PSG win League Cup


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Chelsea continue title march, Man United enjoy derby success as PSG win League Cup

Chelsea continued their march towards the Premier League title courtesy of a narrow 1-0 win at a battling Queens Park Rangers.

Chelsea had not registered a shot on target until Cesc Fabregas struck the winner with three minutes to go.

It leaves the Blues on 73 points – seven clear of Arsenal and eight ahead of Manchester United who beat derby rivals Man City later in the day.

Manuel Pellegrini’s City started strongly with Sergio Aguero netting the opener eight minutes in but Ashley Young and the revitalized Marouane Fellaini put United in front before half-time.

Further goals from Juan Mata and Chris Smalling put the game to bed for United despite Aguero scoring his second on the night one minute from time.

Louis Van Gaal’s United are now firmly on course for a return to the Champions league next term while City are four points behind their rivals in fourth.

Barca held by Sevilla

In Spain, Barcelona let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium.

Lionel Messi struck first before Neymar doubled Barca’s lead on the half-hour.

Ever Banega pulled one back before the break while Kevin Gameiro sent the home crowd into a fit of delirium in the 84th minute.

The draw handed a life line to Real Madrid who are now just two points adrift of their arch rivals.with seven games left

Up and down

Who has hit the sports headlines over the last week and why? Lets find out in our ‘‘Up & Down’‘ segment.

Parma are on the up.

They appear to have put their bankruptcy problems to the side and started to bring home the results.

The Serie A’s rock bottom side haven’t lost in three matches now – a draw against Inter and victories against Udinese and runaway leaders Juventus.

Paris Saint Germain are also on the up and on Saturday won the first of a possible four trophies by thrashing Bastia to win the league Cup.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace to help PSG to a crushing 4-0 victory which left the club celebrating a record fifth French League Cup title.

Although he was on form on Saturday, Ibrahimovic also makes our down list this week after receiving a four-match domestic league ban for a foul-mouthed rant about a referee.

The verbal abuse followed a league game against Bordeaux last month

The ban starts on Tuesday nbut he’s also suspended for his club’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona for picking up a red car in the last round against Chelsea.

On this day

In July Steven Gerrard will swap his Liverpool shirt for a LA Galaxy jersey.

It will be the 34-year-old’s second club having spent his entire career at Anfield.

Gerrard made his Reds’ debut in 1998 and cemented his place in the first team in 2000.

Since then he has reached milestone after milestone.

Exactly 7 years ago he celebrated on 13 April 2008 Gerrard made his 300th appearance for Liverpool.

And he did it in style, scoring one goal and assisting another in a 3-1 win over Blackburn.

Born on Merseyside in 1980, Gerrard has been with Liverpool since joining them as a youth player in 1987.

He became a professional in 1997 and made his first appearance in a 2-0 win over Blackburn in November 1998.

He became a regular starter in the 1999-2000 season, then won his first silverware the following season as the Reds claimed the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup.

He then became team captain in October 2003. His 300th appearance came at Anfield, where the midfielder delivered the opening goal in the 60th minute, passing through two defenders and sending the ball through the legs of a third before putting it into the back of the net.

He helped double the lead 22 minutes later, providing a cross that was knocked home by striker Fernando Torres.

Forward Andriy Voronin added a third in the 90th minute before Rovers got one back in stoppage time to end the day as a 3-1 Liverpool victory. Gerrard remains with Liverpool and has since pushed his appearance count above 700.

We might be wrong

The Champions League quarter-finals begin on Tuesday.

We’re now going to tell you how we think the four matches will finish, but if you disagree, send us your predictions on the social networks, using #TheCornerScores.

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
Juventus 2-0 Monaco
FC Porto 0-3 Bayern Munich
Paris Saint Germain 1-2 Barcelona

Bloopers

Lets face it sometimes football can be boring. But fans in Romania came up with an idea how to help pass those dull times when 90 minutes feels like an eternity.

With these images, we say goodbye and see you next Monday, for another trip around the world of football.

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