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Marcos Alonso and Hakim Ziyech make Manchester City wait as Chelsea win 2-1 to keep Premier League alive

Chelsea fought back from beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and keep the Premier League alive with just 4 games remaining in the competition.

Marcos Alonso and Hakim Ziyech scored the goals for Chelsea (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 to climb up to 3rd on the Premier League table
  • Marcos Alonso and Hakim Ziyech struck a goal each to ensure victory for the Blues
  • City had broken the deadlock just before half-time with Raheem Sterling’s 44th-minute goal

Manchester City’s hopes of winning their fifth Premier League on Saturday suffered a blow after a stunning 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

City broke the deadlock just before half-time when Gabriel Jesus capitalised on a mistake from the Chelsea defenders and set up Sergio Ageuro, but the Argentine fluffed his chance.

Fortunately for City, Raheem Sterling was right there to help out his teammate and slotted the ball in the back of the net to give his team the lead in the 44th minute.

Aguero’s miserable night didn’t end just there as he missed a penalty at the stroke of half-time after Jesus was fouled in the box by Billy Gilmour when Chelsea were already down to 10 men due to an injury.

Aguero’s soft chip down the middle was easily saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

That mistake cost City big time as Chelsea equalised in the second half when Ziyech beat the opposition defence and struck in the 63rd minute to bring the Blues right back in the match.

Marcos Alonso then stunned the hosts in injury time when he lifted the ball into the City net in the 92nd minute to ensure victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

The win helped Chelsea climb up to third on the Premier League table, 3 behind Manchester United while City remain on top with 80 points. Chelsea have also opened up a five-point cushion on fifth-placed West Ham which should be enough to secure them Champions League football next season.

Pep Guardiola, who made nine changes in City’s lineup for the game, could still secure his third title with the team this weekend if second-placed Manchester United lose at Aston Villa on Sunday.

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