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Palace narrowly edged leaders Chelsea on Saturday afternoon to move further away from the relegation zone with seven games to go


Kagisho Dikgacoi produced another solid performance to help Crystal Palace to a 1-0 win over title contenders Chelsea at Salhurst Park on Saturday.

The former Fulham midfielder played the entire 90 minutes and made the likes of Nemanja Matic and Frank Lampard look ordinary with his important tackles and ability to get back and assist in defense when not in possession.

Palace moved to 31 points on the log while at the same time blowing the title race wide open, giving Liverpool a great chance of topping the standings after this weekend's round of matches.

In the Championship, Tokelo Rantie missed AFC Bournemouth's emphatic 4-2 away win to Birmingham City on Saturday. Rantie will certainly find it difficult to return to the starting line-up as his teammates have been clinical in front of goal recently.

Andrew Surman was introduced late in the second half to try and keep possession, as Eddi Howe's side recorded yet another big win to move to 55 points on the log.

Dean Furman replaced Richard Wellens in the 71st minute of Doncaster Rovers' 2-1 win at Leeds United. The South Africa midfielder kept things tight in the midfield, dictating the pace of the game with his forward passes. Rovers moved to 18th on the log with 43 points from 39 games.

Ayanda Patosi's KSC Lokeren suffered a heavy defeat, losing 5-1 to Club Brugge in the Championship play-offs on Friday night. Patosi spent 71 minutes on the pitch before being replaced by Jordan Remacle.

It was one of the worst performances by Lokeren who lifted the Belgian Cup last weekend, but Patosi would be a little happier with some game time, following a tough season for him in the Jupiler League.

Anele Ngcongca had a terrible afternoon as Racing Genk slipped to a 3-0 defeat at home against Zulte-Waregem on Saturday. Despite finishing the game, the Genk skipper was unable to stop their opponents from scoring three goals.

Andile Jali returned to the starting line-up to help KV Oostende to a 1-0 win over Genk this weekend. The Bafana international showed glimpses of his old form and won almost every challenge in the midfield. 

The former Orlando Pirates midfielder settled quite quickly in Belgium, and he definitely is going to be among the players to watch next season as long as he stays injury-free.

Darren Keet kept a clean-sheet as KV Kortrijk recorded a comfortable 4-0 victory over Cercle Bruges on Saturday. Keet wasn't really tested, but he would be satisfied with his defensive organisation skills.


South African-born midfielder Keaghan Jacobs was on target as Livingston beat Alloa Athletic 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Jacobs has been a regular scorer for the Scottish second tier side this season. The 24-year-old player has already scored four league goals so far this term.

His brother and teammate, Kyle, was also impressive although he couldn't find the back of the net. However, his runs and positioning allowed Livingston to score two brilliant goals.


Daylon Claasen replaced Karrol Linetty in the 82nd minute of Lech Poznan's 1-0 defeat to Legia Warszawa on Saturday. Despite the defeat, Poznan remain second on the log, with two games to go.

Claasen's future at the club could be determined by his performance in the final two games of the season. His future has been subject of speculation in the past few weeks, and he is yet to hear anything from his club bosses.

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