Manchester City smashed the reigning champions, Chelsea with convincing 3-0 win and continued a strong start to the Premier League season at the Etihad Stadium.
Mourinho’s bus on Etihad lasted until the 31st minutes when Aguero checkmated Begovic for a 1-0 lead. Only after going behind Chelsea opened and in 40th minute the first time tried to threaten the home keeper Hart’s over a long-range attempt of Fabregas.
A decisive moment of the game happened in the middle of the second part when Hazard missed the greatest opportunity for guests. Costa played Hazard nicely, but his shot from seven meters defended Hart. Earlier Ramires scored a goal, but the referee canceled the same due to offside position, probably a wrong call.
Shortly Citizens “punished” Chelsea as first Kompany after a corner with a header makes it 2-0 and six minutes later (859) Fernandinho with a powerful shot makes it final Man City 3, Chelsea 0. A bad start for the Champions who won only one point, while Citizens remain at the top with a maximum six points. In the next round the Blues will have to take more points against WBA away while Man City will play at Goodison Park against Everton.
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Chelsea substitutes: Blackman, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Mikel, Cuadrado, Remy, Falcao.
Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.
Manchester City substitutes: Caballero, Zabaleta, Clichy, Demichelis, Nasri, Iheanacho, Bony.
Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho; Navas, Silva, Sterling; Aguero.