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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

60 mins: John Stones replaces Manuel Akanji for Manchester City and comes on to a loud round of applause.

At the other end of the pitch Lewis Hall fizzes one at goal but Stefan Ortega keeps it out.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:24

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

57 mins: Post! City win a corner over on the left wing that Riyad Mahrez whips into the middle of the box. It’s a perfect pass for Kalvin Phillips who leaps at the ball and nods it onto the base of the nearest post!

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:19

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

54 mins: Phil Foden has a run at the Chelsea defence from his playmaking position in the middle of the pitch. He doesn’t get far this time but his intent excites the crowd.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:18

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

51 mins: Conor Gallagher attempts to feed the ball up to Kai Havertz but plays the pass slightly behind the forward and City come away with possession once again.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:14

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

48 mins: Sergio Gomez brings the ball down the left side and slips a pass to the edge of the box for Phil Foden. He tries to play in Julian Alvarez but his pass is blocked and cleared.

There’s no great intensity to the game and City remain in control.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:10

Second half: Man City 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea get the match back underway at the Etihad Stadium. Neither manager has made a change at the break.

The Blues boot the ball down the right side but it’s won by the hosts who look to play out from defence.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:07

HT Man City 1-0 Chelsea

Manchester City have scored 100 goals in home matches this season in all competitions, 34 more than any other side from Europe’s top five leagues.

100 - Manchester City

66 - Bayern Munich

65 - Manchester United

58 - Borussia Dortmund

57 - Real Madrid

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:01

HT Man City 1-0 Chelsea

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Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:53

Half-time: Man City 1-0 Chelsea

45+1 mins: The first half comes to a close with Manchester City taking a slender lead into the break. There’s nothing but pride at stake for Chelsea but they’ll want to come out swinging for the second half.

City have looked very relaxed. The goal was well taken by Julian Alvarez and Cole Palmer in particular has been a nuisance for Cesar Azpilicueta.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:49

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

41 mins: Aymeric Laporte threads a pass through to Julian Alvarez who makes a decent run in behind the Chelsea line. He collects the ball but can’t do much with it.

Instead the forward gives it to Foden who sets up Phillips to shoot from range. Phillips does have a go and turns his effort wide.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:46

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