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  • Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Tevez wonderful-finish

    Manchester City became the second team that can beat Chelsea in this season. Playing at home on Saturday (09/25/2010), Roberto Mancini's troops overcome the Blues by a score of 1-0.

    Captain Carlos Tevez a City hero wins through his goal in minute 58. He did so brilliantly, with wonderful-finish after making a solo run crosses the middle of the field.

    This victory for the City to add three points to 11, the same as Arsenal and Manchester United. Arsenal will play tonight against West Brom, while Manchester United took to the field tomorrow against Bolton Wanderers.

    For Chelsea, the defeat was the perfect end to their five previous games. Three days ago they also lost in the Carling Cup, smothering Newcastle United 3-4. Good thing for them is, its position at the top of the standings did not change because 15 points will not emulate Arsenal or Manchester United (11), although the two rival victory in this weekend.

    The game

    The first shots done City through Tevez in the sixth minute. But the Argentine international striker kick was wide.

    Two minutes later, Petr Cech crucial action to secure its territory by punching out James Milner free-kick. Czech Republic goalkeeper was back to work with a tame shot from the tip of the penalty box by defender Pablo Zabaleta at minute 16.

    Chelsea dominated the little City in midfield, started the attack meant in minute 17. But Nicolas Anelka's kick from outside the penalty box is still far from target areas.

    The best chance in this round occurred at minute 26. From short Korner between Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda, Branislav Ivanovic's header at the far post to City, after getting the ball from Malouda.

    But the Serbian defender was hit horn rule. He regained the ball and returned headed it. This times that Joe Hart did crucial rescueto catch the ball while flying.

    Chelsea started the second half with strikes immediately. Anelka launch long-range shot, Joe Hart brushed it off. From the corner Michael Essien soccer ball in front of goal, but the ball bounced.

    City attacked again on 54 minutes through Silva. From a narrow angle he made a kick hard enough, enough to make Cech dropped the body in order to block it. The match started walking more attractive.

    On 58 minutes City of Chelsea pressure. After the escape, they do a quick counterattack. Tevez received the ball from the center line and marched him into opponent area. Silva seeking a position in front with his partner raced to follow.

    At the forefront of the penalty box, in Ashley Cole guard, Tevez decided direct kick toward the goal. He succeeded. Cross-court shot dead flat makes Cech step. The ball on the pole and bounced off the inside. Goal, City leading 1-0.

    Chelsea stunned by the goal. They tried to raise the tempo of the game. Essien twice tested distance Hart through the kick, but her wide.

    Coach Carlo Ancelotti has pulled out Didier Drogba, who played not effectively and replace it with Daniel Sturridge in 74 minutes. Three minutes later Alex has a golden opportunity to equalize, but the header from the goal mouth City off the mark.

    In the rest of the game Chelsea's defense shut City area, and turn to host that rely on counterattacks. However, some opportunities can not be resolved Chelsea so they must be willing to lose the points for the first time this season.

    Team Line-up:

    Manchester City:
    Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Boyata (Boateng 88), Milner, Barry, Silva (A Johnson 77), De Jong, Yaya Toure, Tevez (Adebayor 86)

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Terry, Alex, Essien, Ramires (McEachran 80), Mikel (Zhirkov 68), Malouda, Drogba (Sturridge 75), Anelka


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