Manchester City have taken down another fierce title contender in the Premier League as on Saturday we witnessed Guardiola’s troops successfully picking up all the three points against an in-form Chelsea side. The Blues were undone by a Kevin De Bruyne goal and hence had to succumb to a 0-1 defeat at the Etihad.
After this victory, the Citizens will have now registered 12 wins on a trot in the Premier League. As things stand, the Sky Blues have advanced 13 points clear at the top and are well on course to defend their title.
Here’s the match report. Take a look….
Both teams fail to break the deadlock; Goalless first half at the Etihad
Manchester City and Chelsea have performed exceptionally well in their final third this term. However, both sides started slowly at the Etihad and were not up to the mark in the initial stages of the game.
Jack Grealish was handed an opening in the attacking half after a mistake from Mateo Kovacic but was unable to make the most of it as he saw his shot being blocked by the Chelsea no.1.
An engaging second half for the hosts; Blues fail to breach the City backline
The second half of the game started on a vibrant note as Romelu Lukaku created some decent attacking chances in the final third. The likes of Pulisic, Marcos Alonso, and Kovacic did try to unsettle the hosts as they made some good runs in the City box, but were not able to put the ball back into the net.
With only 20 minutes left in hand, Kevin De Bruyne decided to break the shackles for the Sky Blues as he struck a clean shot outside the edge of the box into the right bottom corner of the net to give City a much needed 1-0 lead over the visitors.
After the full-time whistle, the Citizens were able to seal all three points from this home fixture, ensuring that they move 13 points clear at the top with Chelsea remaining second with 43 points.