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Etihad Stadium (ATT 47,256) 24th February 2013 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: A Marriner

Man City Manchester City vs Chelsea Chelsea

Man City 2

Y Toure (63)
C Tevez (85)


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  1. Manchester City are grateful for a penalty save from Hart and goals from Yaya Toure and Tevez as a 2-0 win over Chelsea allows the defending Premier League champions to claw back some ground in the title race by reducing the gap at the top to Manchester United. Stay with us for the full match report and all the post-game reaction from players and managers.

  2. 90 + 4


  3. 90 + 3

    It is all very scrappy as we approach the final whistle.

  4. 90 + 2

    Silva has also had a very good game and he is offered a late breather when being replaced by Lescott.

  5. 90 + 1

    City fans sing the name of Mancini, who has been coming in for criticism over the weekend.

  6. 90

    ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle. Nasri comes on for the excellent Aguero.

  7. 89

    Nastasic is down and receiving treatment after a collision with Ramires, who had clumsily overrun the ball.

  8. 88

    City are now running down the clock. They are taking their time over any set-pieces. Chelsea look like they know they are beaten.

  9. 87

    City will deserve this win. They have been the better side and could have taken the lead in the first half. Hart deserves credit, though. His penalty save after giving away the foul acted as a platform.

  10. That should be enough for City unless something remarkable happens. Aguero carried the ball down the left and then, via Silva, it was played to Tevez around 25 yards from goal. With Cahill and Ivanovic standing off, Tevez took up the offer to smash a wonderful right-footed effort past Cech and into the top corner.

  11. 85

    GOAL TEVEZ (2-0)!!!

  12. 84

    Chelsea have been disappointing as an attacking force today. Benitez's tactics have not been convincing.

  13. 83

    Yaya Toure sets his sights from 25 yards but his right-footed effort swerves wide of Cech's goal.

  14. 82

    Chelsea are happy to leave themselves stretched at the back now as they chase the game.

  15. 81

    Chelsea are going for it. Torres comes on for Mikel.

  16. 80

    Cech takes bit of a risk against Aguero with the ball at his feet after collecting a throw-in from Cahill before the goalkeeper then backheels the ball to his team-mate.

  17. 79

    City look like they are happy to play a conservative game for the rest of the match and simply try to hit Chelsea on the counter-attack. They are in no hurry.

  18. 78

    Nice build-up from Chelsea into the penalty area but then Mata uncharacteristically puts too much power on his first-time ball to Oscar and it rolls out for a goal-kick.

  19. 77

    Could Benitez turn to Torres in these closing 13 or so minutes? Ba has not made an impact today.

  20. 76

    Chelsea suddenly have City pinned back. But Moses' attempted pass to Ivanovic is a bad decision and it goes out for a goal-kick.

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 6 16
2 Southampton 6 13
3 Manchester City 6 11
4 Arsenal 6 10
5 Swansea City 6 10
6 Aston Villa 6 10
7 Manchester United 6 8
8 Tottenham Hotspur 6 8
9 Crystal Palace 6 8
10 West Bromwich Albion 6 8
11 Stoke City 6 8
12 Leicester City 6 8
13 West Ham United 6 7
14 Liverpool 6 7
15 Everton 6 6
16 Hull City 6 6
17 Sunderland 6 5
18 Queens Park Rangers 6 4
19 Newcastle United 6 3
20 Burnley 6 3