Kevin De Bruyne scores as Man City defeat Chelsea 1 – 0. Kevin de Bruyne’s magnificent second-half strike earned Premier League leaders Manchester City victory over second-placed Chelsea at Etihad Stadium.
De Bruyne sent a superb curling effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga to lift City 13 points clear of Thomas Tuchel’s side. Kepa prevented Jack Grealish from giving City a deserved lead late in the first half.
Romelu Lukaku was denied by Ederson in Chelsea’s best chance. It’s probably fair to say the title is now City’s to lose. Chelsea’s race certainly looks run. Liverpool could put a little bit of pressure on the champs by winning both of their games in hand, but even then they’d also need to beat City at the Etihad in April, and still hope Pep Guardiola’s relentless team somehow misplace their mojo. An awful lot of variables there, and you wouldn’t bet the farm on it.
Kevin De Bruyne talks to BT. “It’s a big game. They had a very good plan and were tight defensively but we played a pretty good game and it was nice to score the goal. The team played well.
We knew if we won today we’d make the gap bigger, but we don’t have to look at that. We’ve been in this situation before, and a lot of things can change, the momentum can swing quickly.”
Source – Sport365