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Man City vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League trophy presentation follows pitch invasion

City have won the Premier League for a third consecutive year after Arsenal failed to beat Nottingham Forest

Michael Jones
Sunday 21 May 2023 20:05 BST
Champions Manchester City given rapturous reception ahead of Chelsea match

Manchester City celebrated their latest Premier League title triumph with a straightforward 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s treble-chasing side had already been confirmed as champions for a fifth time in six seasons after Arsenal’s loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

That meant the Etihad Stadium was in celebratory mood for the visit of the Blues and a much-changed side gave the fans another success to cheer courtesy of an early Julian Alvarez goal.

Chelsea had a few bright moments but City, without getting anywhere near the intensity with which they crushed Real Madrid in midweek, always seemed in control.

Follow all the action as Man City host Chelsea in the Premier League:


Man City 1-0 Chelsea

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play at the end of this game.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:51

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

87 mins: Chance! There’s almost an equaliser for the Blues as Mudryk is slipped into the left side of the box on a counter-attack. He unleashes a left-footed strike but smokes the effort high and wide.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:51

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

84 mins: Christian Pulisic comes on for Chelsea as Phil Foden takes a shot from range and sees his effort charged down.

Kevin De Bruyne then goes on a run down the right wing and earns City a corner kick.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:46

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

81 mins: There’s another double change for Chelsea as Kalidou Koulibaly and Carney Chukwuemeka replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Lewis Hall.

Inside the last 10 minutes now and Chelsea don’t look as though they’ll conjure up an equaliser.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:44

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

78 mins: Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri are also introduced with just over 10 minutes to play. Pep Guardiola obviously wants to keep them fresh and up to speed ahead of the two cup finals still to come.

Sergio Gomez and Aymeric Laporte are the two players taken off.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:38

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

75 mins: That handball is Riyad Mahrez’s final act of the day as he is replaced with Erling Haaland. The big striker is given a massive cheer, and a sing song, as he steps onto the pitch.

He’s been an instrumental part of City’s league triumph this season.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:36

NO GOAL! Man City 1-0 Chelsea

72 mins: The goal doesn’t stand. It’s as clear as day that Mahrez controlled the ball with his arm and the goal is ruled out after the referee is asked to go to the pitchside monitor.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:34

GOAL! Man City 2-0 Chelsea (Alvarez, 71’)⚽️

71 mins: Julian Alvarez gets a second one! The ball is played over to Riyad Mahrez who sprints past Lewis Hall and takes the ball into the box.

He controls with his chest, or maybe his arm, then squares a pass into the feet of Alvarez who taps it home.

VAR are checking this for handball though.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:33

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

67 mins: Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk are introduced by Frank Lampard to replace Raheem Sterling and Conor Gallagher.

John Stones pumps a pass up the pitch looking for Julian Alvarez. The striker shoves Wesley Fofana away from the ball as the defender tries to nod it clear and the whistle goes for a foul.

City play on just in case with Alvarez finding Mahrez in the box. He turns it home but the referee pulls play back for the foul on Fofana.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:31

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

64 mins: Off the line! The ball is flicked up the pitch and comes to Raheem Sterling making a run through the middle. He carries the ball into the box, weaves around Kyle Walker and guides a shot underneath Stefan Ortega only for John Stones to hook the ball clear off the line!

The offside flag then goes up so it wouldn’t have counted anyway.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:26

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