EPL: Diego Costa goal helps Chelsea beat Middlesbrough to top table

Updated: Nov 22, 2016, 12:24 IST | Reuters |

Chelsea replaced Liverpool at the top of the English Premier League table with a 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Sunday after their star striker Diego Costa scored

Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Middlesbrough and Cheslea at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Pic/AFP
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English Premier League football match between Middlesbrough and Cheslea at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Pic/AFP

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom: Chelsea replaced Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Sunday.

It was the London side's sixth successive win without conceding a goal and put them a point ahead of the Merseyside club and Manchester City.

The league's leading scorer, Diego Costa, hit his 10th goal of the season to put them in front four minutes before halftime.

Middlesbrough, promoted last season, found it hard to make any clear chances. They remain in the bottom six, one point clear of the relegation places.

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