Soccer

Late winner for Man City against Palace, Chelsea loses again as Mourinho's men struggle

  • Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)  (The Associated Press)

  • Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring against Stoke City, during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Stoke City, at Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)

    Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring against Stoke City, during their English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Stoke City, at Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)  (The Associated Press)

Manchester City needed a 90th minute winner to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and secure a fifth consecutive victory this season, while Premier League champion Chelsea slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Everton on a day of contrasts for title hopefuls.

Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench in the 89th and poked the ball into the Palace net a minute later, as City maintained its perfect start to the season on Saturday.

But if things couldn't have ended much better for City, they couldn't have gone much worse for Chelsea, which was torn apart by Everton's hat-trick scorer Steven Naismith.

While City has earned 15 points so far, Chelsea has just four.

Elsewhere, Arsenal beat Stoke 2-0, while Manchester United hosts Liverpool in the late kickoff.