Man City 2-1 Chelsea: Riyad Mahrez scores a brilliant individual winner to end Blues’ 6-game PL winning run

Riyad Mahrez scores a brilliant individual winner as the champions recover from a sloppy start to take all three points and leapfrog Frank Lampard’s team in the table.

2019/2020 Premier League :- 2 – 1

De Bruyne (29′) ,Mahrez (37′) ,Kante (21′)

Manchester City leapfrog their opponents Chelsea in the Premier League table after Riyad Mahrez’s sublime run and finish condemned Chelsea to their first league defeat since September.

Frank Lampard’s side had started the stronger, and took the lead when N’Golo Kante strode into the penalty area and somehow squirmed a shot through Ederson. Kevin De Bruyne responded rather fortuitously eight minutes later, as his left-footed shot was deflected off Kurt Zouma, leaving a wrong-footed Kepa Arrizabalaga helpless.

City’s winner came just before half-time, as Mahrez cut in from the right and stroked the ball into the bottom corner. Sergio Aguero also hit the bar before the interval, yet the second period was much less open than the first, with City largely in control of possession and Chelsea unable to find a precious second goal – there was time for VAR to get involved, as Raheem Sterling’s late goal was chalked off for offside by barely an inch.

SO CLOSE! De Bruyne’s shot wide out

CLOSE! Aguero slips De Bruyne into the box down the right and the midfielder lashes across goal, but it’s narrowly wide of the bottom corner!

Willian shoots wide after nice counter-attack

CLOSE! Abraham pounces on a loose ball from Cancelo and drives forward before finding Willian on the right, but the Brazilian’s low drive is narrowly past the far post!

GOAL! Man City 0-1 Chelsea (Kante)

GOAL!! KANTE GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD! A long ball over the top causes City all sorts of problems and the midfielder then deftly rolls the ball past the onrushing Ederson and into the net! It’s 1-0 to Chelsea!

GOAL! Man City 1-1 Chelsea (De Bruyne)

GOAL!! CITY ARE LEVEL!! A deflection falls kindly for De Bruyne and his low strike takes nicks off of both Zouma and Tomori, diverting it away from Kepa and into the back of the net! It’s 1-1!

GOAL! Man City 2-1 Chelsea (Mahrez)

GOAL!! WHAT A GOAL FROM MAHREZ!! The winger picks the ball up on the right and ghosts past two defenders before curling into the bottom-left corner through Tomori’s legs! It’s 2-1 to City now!

Great save from Kepa!

SAVE! De Bruyne drifts down the right and into the box but, rather than passing it inside, he curls towards the top corner and Kepa is forced to make a fingertip save to send it behind!

Aguero hobbles off, Jesus on

A third City substitution has to be made, with Aguero forced to limp off – following in the footsteps of Rodri and Silva. Jesus takes his place up front.

NICE TRY! Willian’s volley over the bar

WILLIAN! The Brazilian hits a superb half-volley that dips towards goal, but Ederson tips it over the bar! The referee doesn’t see his intervention, however, and awards a goal-kick!

No goal! Sterling scores but his goal ruled out.

NO GOAL!! Jesus flicks a header into the box that Sterling latches onto and fires past Kepa – who should do a lot better – but a VAR check reveals that his shoulder is offside and rules the goal out!

Man City 2-1 Chelsea: Riyad Mahrez scores a brilliant individual winner to end Blues’ 6-game PL winning run

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