Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Manchester City 1 v Chelsea 0 - story of the match

Manchester City 1 v Chelsea 0 - story of the match

On Sunday evening Manchester City strolled to a routine 1-0 win over a lacklustre Chelsea side at the Etihad, with Bernardo Silva grabbing the victor just seconds after the second half had begun. It's not easy to win duels against them.We haven't played with our qualities.

Chelsea, missing key midfielder N'Golo Kante, just about survived the first half, only to concede immediately after the restart when David Silva crossed for Bernardo Silva to force in a finish at the far post.

Chelsea FC set up with a largely defensive approach against the Citizens and former Manchester United defender Neville was clearly not impressed with what he saw from the west London side against Guardiola's men.

What was once City's march towards the Premier League title a couple of months ago has petered out into a gentle stroll in the sunshine, taking a long lunch, admiring the wonderful views from up here.

The Blues failed to hit a shot on target against City, who completed 902 passes in the match.

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They have now lost four of their last five Premier League games and remain five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.

'We know we can't waste a chance to get the qualification through the Premier League.

Chelsea face Crystal Palace in their next game on Saturday.

"For me personally, it's hard to play well if you only get the ball three times".

Eden Hazard is said to be stalling on a new Chelsea deal as talk of a move to Real Madrid heats up, according to reports in Spain.

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"I think we made an awesome performance because (it) is against Chelsea, the last champion".

That's a pity. We could have played on for three hours, and I [still] wouldn't touch a ball. We have won three more points and now we have to think about the next one. "But then you have to continue to build something important with the coach", Conte added.

Asked whether he felt such a season of dominance could be possible, Guardiola said: "Before?"

"To have the distance, 25 to Chelsea, 33 to Arsenal".

The billionaires will host Champions League rivals Basel on Wednesday night in the second leg of the last 16 showdown holding a commanding 4-0 lead from the first tie in Switzerland. We made some bad decisions too.

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"It was hard. Against Barcelona we had at least a few chances".

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