Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City: Balotelli, Meireles, Lampard score, Clichy sent-off
Chelsea become the first team to defeat Manchester City incised in the league this season. Had left earlier, the Blues won 2-1 at The Citizens duel that ended with a minus one player.
In the action at Stamford Bridge on Monday (12/12/2011) , City winning quick goal by Mario Balotelli in the 2nd minute. Raul Meireles scored the equalizing position in the 33rd minute, before Frank Lampard's penalty in the 83rd minute to make his team win.
City should end the game with 10 players due in mid-second round, Gael Clichy sent off after receiving two yellow cards.
With this defeat City failed to widen the distance again with Manchester United in the second position. They are now 38 points from 15 games and only two points ahead of Manchester United.
While Chelsea got into the 3rd position with 31 points from the same amount of action.
Just two minutes City was able to move Sergio Aguero who escaped from the convoy of three Chelsea players, he then send feedback to the Balotelli breakthrough.
Escaped the offside trap, Balotelli dribbled into the penalty box and outwit Branislav Ivanovic and Petr Cech, before the goalkeeper.
In the 10th minute City Aguero almost double the advantage. Got the ball from Balotelli, Aguero won the duel with Ashley Cole and release the right leg kick. The result? The ball is still sideways to the left of goal.
Didier Drogba in the 25th minute Joe Hart toughness test. Targeting a narrow angle he fired a hard shot but Hart could still brushed it off and fruitful Korner.
Chelsea finally equalized in the 33rd minute after being repeatedly tried to dismantle the defenses City. Beginning a long ball into the right wing received Sturridge.
Gael Clichy who could not overshadow Sturridge Sturridge off guard and crossing into the face of goal. Meireles came seized with a half-volley kick that found the net Hart.
Until halftime score remained 1-1.
Three second-half minutes walk Sturridge goal City have a chance of harm. Receiving the ball in the penalty box, he controlled the ball for a moment before unleashing a shot that still hovers over the bar.
City had to play with 10 men on 57 minutes when Clichy received a second yellow card, after breaking Ramires in the penalty box.
Nine minutes before the fight was over Chelsea awarded a penalty following a handball Joleon Lescott. Lampard is entered as a substitute successfully convert a goal. Chelsea back ahead 2-1.
2-1 score remained emblazoned on the scoreboard until the 90th minute the fight was over.
Chelsea: Cech: Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Romeu, Meireles (Lampard 73 '); Sturridge (Mikel 87'), Drogba, Eye (84 'Malouda)
Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott (Dzeko 85 '), Clichy; Yaya Toure, Barry; Milner, Silva (De Jong 75'), Balotelli; Aguero (Kolo Toure 63 ')