Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City: Olivier Giroud heads the Blues four points clear in third
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Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City: Olivier Giroud heads the Blues four points clear in third

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:

Goals

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!

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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.

What's next?

Next up for Chelsea is Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, and Norwich will play Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

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