West Ham stun Chelsea

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
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London : West Ham pulled off the biggest shock of the round with victory over Chelsea in the first local derby at their new London Stadium.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made seven changes from his side’s win over United and saw his team fall behind to Cheikhou Kouyate’s superb 11th-minute header.

Edimilson Fernandes added a second early in the second half and although Gary Cahill reduced the arrears in stoppage time, after substitute Eden Hazard had hit the post, it came too late.

There was a heavy police presence inside and outside the former Olympic Stadium, where there has been trouble involving West Ham fans in previous games.

But rival supporters clashed at the end of the game, with some throwing chairs and bottles. “I noticed it, but I wasn’t watching it so I really don’t know what happened,” said West Ham manager Slaven Bilic.

“The game was on. Whatever happened it’s a shame and as a club and a team we are totally against it, of course.”

Southampton beat Sunderland at St Mary’s courtesy of a fine 20-yard curler from former Lille winger Sofiane Boufal, who was making his full debut.

Madrid win 7-1

Spanish football giants Real Madrid have all but assured their progress into the last 16 of the King’s Cup knockout competition after crushing third tier side Cultural Leonesa 7-1.

With the return leg still to be played in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Zinedine Zidane’s side is almost certain to qualify for the next round, reports Xinhua news agency.

On Wednesday, Real Madrid had a stroke of fortune to take the lead when Tony Kroos’ shot deflected off Gianni Zuiveloon in the sixth minute and from then it was easy for Zidane’s side.

Marcos Asensio scored the second before the break and Alvaro Morata netted Real Madrid’s third a minute.

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