Kevin de Bruyne netted the only goal of the match beating Chelsea and extending Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to 13.
The former Chelsea player produced a world class finish cutting across the field before curving the ball past keeper Kepa who could do nothing in between the post.
The win also see Pep Guardiola’s men stand 14 points adrift of third place Liverpool who have two matches to play at the moment. A win will see Liverpool cut the difference to eight points.
- Manchester City outshine Manchester United at Old Trafford
- Manchester City beat Chelsea to end their unbeaten run
- Chelsea thrashed by David Moyes’ West Ham United
- Chelsea beat Brentford to go top of the table
Even after the loss, Chelsea seat in second place with 43 points, a point above Liverpool who have two matches at hand with a possibility to topple them in their next fixture.
Thomas Tuchel side missed a number of opportunities in the clash with the best chance coming in the Romelu Lukaku was denied by Ederson in the second half.
Jack Grealish was also denied a clear goal scoring opportunity as Kepa produced a wonderful save sending both sides to a goalless first half.
Chelsea who have now dropped points recently, even though they are playing a promising football, they need to convert their chances and end the struggles they are experiencing in the league.
Even with the return of Lukaku, Manchester City confirmed their dominance and focus on the league cup beating the best opponents in the league.