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Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1, Premier League title still not decided

Raheem Sterling gave City the lead just before half time but Hakim Ziyech equalized three minutes after the hour mark and Marcos Alonso scored the winner in the injury time.

Marcos Alonso scored the late winner for Chelsea in the 2-1 away victory against Manchester City last season. (Credit: Twitter/@ChelseaFC)
By Sreejith C R | May 9, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at Etihad stadium on Saturday and made to wait for their Premier League triumph. Thomas Tuchel’s side climbed to third spot over Leicester City and boost Champions League qualification chances after the away victory. Raheem Sterling gave City the lead just before half time. Hakim Ziyech, though, equalized three minutes after the hour mark. Marcos Alonso scored the winner in injury time. Both teams rested their main players after booking tickets for the Champions League Final following the mid-week semi-final victories.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the 44th minute. Gabriel Jesus shrugged off Cristiansen’s challenge to go through on goal and deliver the cut back to Aguero. The Argentine striker lost control of the ball but Sterling slotted it home to make the score 1-0 for Manchester City. Aguero missed a penalty in the first half injury time. His attempted Panenka kick went straight into the hands of Chelsea goalkeeper Edourd Mendy.

Hakim Ziyech leveled the score in the 63rd minute. Rodri Hernandez lost possession and Cesar Azpilicueta drove ahead down the right flank. He interchanged few passes with Ziyech and Pulisic before delivering the cut back to Ziyech on the edge of the box. The Moroccan’s left footed low drive on his second touch went to the bottom corner of the City goal.

Marcus Alonso boosts Chelsea

Chelsea got the winner in the injury time courtesy of a Marcos Alonso goal. Timo Werner’s cut back from the right side and Alonso slotted it in to seal the three points for the blues.

The first half was a cagey affair with both teams failing to create too many clear-cut chances. Manchester City made nine changes to the team that beat PSG. Chelsea made five changes to the team that beat Real Madrid. Pep Guardiola’s side had the bulk share of ball possession in the first half. Ederson made a diving save to his right to deny Ziyech’s attempt from 20 yards. After the restart, Chelsea came out stronger and slowly started dictating the game. Manchester City were made to pay for their missed chances.

The win takes Chelsea to 64 points from 35 games, just three points behind second placed Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s side have played two games less. They will be in action against Aston Villa on Sunday. A loss for the Red Devil’s will confirm the League title to Man City who have a thirteen point lead.

Manchester City and Chelsea will play the all English Champions League final at Istanbul on May 29th



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