15th January, 2022
Kevin De Bruyne struck the only goal of the game as Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 to open 13-point gap at the top of English Premier League on Saturday.
Playing at the Etihad Stadium, City took charge of the game and pegged Chelsea to their half in the first half, dominating every aspect of the game.
Chelsea could not muzzle the stamina that saw them beat City three times last season, including winning the Champions League.
After frustrating City’s attack for greater part of the match, the homers broke the deadlock on 70 minutes and it was De Bruyne was the man who scored.
He struck from medium range. He buried the ball inside the right post. It was a deserved goal for City.
Earlier on 14 minutes, John Stones escaped his marker to connect with a cross and headed towards the top of the net, but the keeper pulled off an excellent save to deny him.