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Pulisic & Giroud combine to give Chelsea crucial win over Norwich

Chelsea secured a crucial 1-0 victory over already-relegated Norwich City on Tuesday.

It might have been a dour affair at Stamford Bridge, but it didn't matter as Olivier Giroud's first-half header put the Blues four points clear in third-position on the Premier League table.

Norwich, already consigned to playing in the Championship next season, lost no respect for their performance and almost entered the break with a clean-sheet.

But three minutes into first-half stoppage time, the electrifying Christian Pulisic continued his sparkling form by delivering a superb cross from Giroud to head past Tim Krul.

The win puts Chelsea four points clear of Manchester United and Wolves, although those teams have a game in hand.

Speaking after the game, Giroud said: "We needed to be patient and move the ball quick against a team who play a deep block. We created a lot of chances but it was important to score before half-time.

"We should have scored more goals as we had a lot of possession. The team was a bit under pressure also because we know we needed the win definitely so we are happy."

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