London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Mee netted the equalizer nine minutes from time on Saturday as Burnley claimed a point with a 1-1 draw against 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have largely been in fine form all season and entered the day with a seven-point lead over second-place Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.
Coming off a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League at the Parc des Princes in midweek, the Blues looked to expand their margin at the top.
Things started well for Jose Mourinho's men as Eden Hazard got down the wing to the end line and cut the ball back into the box for Branislav Ivanovic, who slid it past Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton to the near post for his second goal in as many matches.
But things went south for Chelsea in the 70th minute as Bunrley's Ashley Barnes put in a hard tackle on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. Matic reacted aggressively and shoved Barnes to the ground, resulting in a straight red card from referee Martin Atkinson.
The Clarets collected their equalizer in the 81st minute via set piece as Kieran Trippier swung an excellent corner kick into the box where Mee was left unmarked to nod it past Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Burnley was on the front foot following the goal and created a few more quality chances, but was more than satisfied with taking a point away from the match.
For Chelsea, the draw keeps the Blues atop the table with 60 points, but the door is open for Manchester City to close the gap.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, David Silva scored twice in a span of two minutes as Manchester City rolled to a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle to close the gap to five points at the top of the table.
Victor Moses netted a last-gasp penalty kick as Stoke City denied Tim Sherwood a point in his debut as Aston Villa manager with a 2-1 win at Villa Park.
Santi Cazorla converted a penalty kick after eight minutes and Olivier Giroud doubled the lead on the stroke of halftime as Arsenal claimed a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace to jump into third place.
Nikica Jelavic and Dame N'Doye found the back of the net at the KC Stadium to lift Hull City to a 2-1 result over 10-man Queens Park Rangers, while Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion played to a scoreless draw at the Stadium of Light.
Manchester United unbeaten run of eight games across all competitions was halted on Saturday as the Red Devils suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Ander Herrera gave United the lead after 28 minutes, but it was canceled out by an equalizer from Sung-Yueng Ki just two minutes later.
Former Lyon man Bafetimbi Gomis hit for the winner 17 minutes from time to secure all three points for the Swans.
Swansea improved to 37 points from 26 matches, while United drops to fourth place with the defeat on 47 points.