Striker Olivier Giroud guided a header past Tim Krul on the stroke of half-time to help Chelsea beat Norwich City 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, and get a step closer to next season's Champions League.
Here are the match highlights:
It was one-way traffic in the first half and the Blues eventually broke down Norwich's resistance just before the break, through Giroud.
Olivier Giroud 45+3'
About 40 seconds before half-time, Christian Pulisic jinked past Todd Cantwell on the left and sent in a lovely cross, Giroud spun away from Timm Klose in the middle, and the Frenchman then thumped in a diving header from six yards!
STAT: Since his Premier League debut in August 2012, Olivier Giroud has scored 31 headed goals, five more than any other player in that time.#CHENOR— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) July 14, 2020
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STAT: Olivier Giroud has scored in 3 successive PL starts for the first time since Jan 2017 when netting 6 in a row when starting for Arsenal.— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) July 14, 2020
The Frenchman has also scored in 6 of his last 8 Premier League starts.#CHENOR
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What this means
This victory strengthens Chelsea's hold on third place, where they sit four points above Leicester City and Manchester United, who both play on Thursday.
Norwich City was already relegated after the 4-0 loss to West Ham United.