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A significant day in the title race you have to feel. Ahead of the north London derby, Chelsea go seven points clear again with an easy win at Everton, who offered little resistance throughout. Pedro opened the floodgates with a fabulous strike and there was no way back at that stage.

In the north east, Middlesbrough are clinging on to their top flight status after a controversial draw with City. Alvaro Negredo scored against his former club but the manner of the equaliser, which came from a penalty as Sane was felled by De Roon, will wrangle with the hosts. Calum Chambers' effort was cancelled out by Gabriel Jesus late on as the points were shared.

Well that brings an end to our live coverage of this Premier League double-header. Until next time, it's goodbye.


Antonio Conte celebrates victory at Everton which takes Chelsea a win closer to the title.

Antonio Conte


Full time: Middlesbrough 2-2 Manchester City, Everton 0-3 Chelsea


Vincent Kompany smashes goalwards from range but it flies wide. Off target and Middlesbrough look set to hang on.


An offside flag denies City the chance to grab a late winner. Five minutes have been added on at the Riverside and we are very much deep inside them.


Gabriel Jesus heads City level late on at Middlesbrough.

Gabriel Jesus


GOAL! Everton 0-3 Chelsea (Willian)

Superb goal to cap off a potentially title-clinching win for Chelsea. Costa and Fabregas combine to feed Willian to slides into a near-empty net. Fine second half performance this from Antonio Conte's men.


Calum Chambers puts Middlesbrough ahead for a second time.

Calum Chambers


GOAL! Middlesbrough 2-2 Manchester City (Gabriel Jesus)

Game of the weekend right here I can assure you. City level for a second time as Aguero crosses and Gabriel is unmarked and he plants a header into the top corner with aplomb. Less than five minutes left to find a winner.


Middlesbrough pushing for a third and substitute Gestede is causing all sorts of issues for City. He tees the ball up for De Roon but Caballero saves.


Sergio Aguero restores parity for City - but it is short-lived.

Sergio Aguero


GOAL! Everton 0-2 Chelsea (Gary Cahill)

What a mess from Marten Stekelenburg. A free-kick from the right is parried out by the Dutchman and the ball hits the onrushing Cahill and the ball finds its way into the net.


GOAL! Middlesbrough 2-1 Manchester City (Calum Chambers)

What a moment in the battle at both ends of the table. Alvaro Negredo looks like he has missed the chance to shoots but the loose ball falls his way and he cross, with Chambers sticking out a leg and poking home. Justice done? The hosts will think so.


Pedro drives Chelsea into the lead.



David Luiz down at Goodison and his afternoon looks like it is coming to an end.


GOAL! Middlesbrough 1-1 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)

Kevin Friend is the subject of derision at the Riverside after awarding a controversial penalty. Sane appears to knock the ball out of play but then continues his run and collides with De Roon. The German theatrics win him a spot kick which Middlesbrough are furious about, but Aguero is unperturbed and he levels by sending Valdes the wrong way.


GOAL! Everton 0-1 Chelsea (Pedro)

A big goal in the title race and it might just end Tottenham's challenge stone dead. Pedro is going nowhere in the middle of the pitch but he unleashes a flying short which flies past Stekelenburg and into the net.




Romelu Lukaku has been starved of opportunities in this game thus far and therefore when he finally get the chance, he isn't about to give it up. He runs at the Chelsea back-four off the right, coming inside and shooting by Courtois gathers the deflected shot.


Willy Caballero watches on as Alvaro Negredo opens the scoring for Middlesbrough.

Willy Caballero


Valencia's short deflected behind for an Everton corner and a rare opportunity to exert come pressure. Ashley Williams flicks on at the near post and a combination of Courtois and the Chelsea defence clears the danger.


Yellow card for Diego Costa for sliding in on Stekelenburg in an attempt to cut out a short back-pass by Jagielka.


Brad Guzan keeps out Sane's miscued cross, pushing it behind for a corner. City much-improved by Victor Valdes has yet to be called on.


Chelsea try something a little bit different from a corner. Matic plays the ball back to Moses, who skews wide. The Blues far from their best but Everton are not at the races this afternoon, giving them something of an easy ride.