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Chelsea Moves Closer To Champions League Ticket With Win Over Manchester City

Teejet 06/26/2020

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With just seven more matches to wind up the 2019/20 English Premier League, Chelsea football club boosted their chances of qualifying for a Champions league assignment with a narrow 2-1 victory over arch rival, Manchester City.

A counter attack in the 36th minute saw Pulistic makes a 35 yards run into space, hotly pursued by two Manchester City defenders. He gained the upper hand in the sprint as he professionally slotted the ball into the far corner of the net. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

It was a brilliant and individual goal for the mercurial and pacy attacker. The goal makes it 7 goals in his name this season for Chelsea . View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The game, which was the 31st this season, had started on a very fast note with Manchester city dictating the pace of the duel. They came close to finding the curtain raiser in the 18th minute, but Fernandinho 's header from Walker's free kick, missed target by whiskers.

A good combination from Willain, Mount and Giroud in the 38th minute almost resulted into a goal but Barkley failed to make hay. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Manchester City pocketed the control of proceedings with their 72% possession for most part of the first half, but have nothing to show for their precision and tailor made passes.

Chelsea held onto their one goal advantage until the end of the first half with Manchester City looking more dangerous. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Second half saw a resurgent Manchester City firing on all cylinders as they searched frantically for an equaliser. Their efforts were rewarded in the 56th minute when a free kick was awarded to them. K. Bruyne stepped forward. The ball flew over the human wall mounted by Chelsea and sailed into the right side of Kepa in goal for Chelsea. It was Bruyne's 10th goal of the season from 29 appearances. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Rampaging Pulistic almost nail another goal for Chelsea in the 71st minute, but Walker saved the disaster for Manchester City as he cleared the ball from the periphery of the touchline. It was a very close shave.

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A penalty was awarded to Chelsea in the 80th minute after an infringement was spotted by the centre referee. Willain took the kick and sent Elderson in goal for Manchester City in a wrong direction. It was Willain 6th goal this season for Chelsea in a whopping 30 appearances.

Two teams were victorious at the end of the game: CHELSEA & LIVERPOOL. Yes, Liverpool, by this result, just won the English Premier League trophy for the first time in 30 years with seven more games to spare!

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