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Liverpool Falters in Title Chase

  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, center, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, center, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, center, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, center, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, center, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, center, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
  • Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Roberto Cavani, second right, celebrates after he scored a goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match in Sochaux, eastern France, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

London (ap) — Manchester City took charge of the Premier League title race as Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure scored first-half goals for a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

After leader Liverpool lost 2-0 against Chelsea at home, City cut its deficit to three points with one game in hand. If it wins the three remaining matches and keeps a superior goal difference, Man City will be crowned champions.

Recovered from a thigh problem, Toure made a spectacular return to competition, setting up Dzeko’s opener in the fourth minute with a precise cross the striker headed home. The powerful midfielder then started and concluded a superb collective move two minutes before halftime with a curling shot.

Chelsea slowed Liverpool’s title charge and kept its own chances alive with a 2-0 victory against the sloppy leaders.

A resilient Chelsea beat a team on an 11-game league winning streak.

Say No to Racism — With a Snack

Villarreal, Spain — Barcelona defender Dani Alves responded to a racist taunt Sunday in a 3-2 win at Villarreal by picking up a banana that landed at his feet, peeling and then eating it before proceeding to take a corner kick.

Alves said after the match that humor is the best way to combat racism in sports.

The win kept Barcelona four points from league leader Atletico Madrid.