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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

38 mins: Manchester City win a free kick over on the left wing. Phil Foden curls the set piece into the box but it’s a poor effort and Chelsea easily work it clear.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:42

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

35 mins: There is a threat to Chelsea. They’ve got pace and power in their frontline but seem so disjoined and out of sync in their build up play.

Woodwork! Lewis Hall whips a cross into the box and finds Conor Gallagher who bombs a header at goal only for Ortega to cover the gap at the near post.

The ball rockets into the upright and bounces clear.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:39

HT Man City 1-0 Chelsea

Pep Guardiola is only the fifth manager to win 10+ major honours in charge of English clubs (5x Premier League, 4x League Cup, 1x FA Cup)

Alex Ferguson, Bob Paisley, George Ramsay & Arsène Wenger are the others.

Guardiola has done so in just seven seasons with Man City.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:37

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

32 mins: Save! That’s better from Chelsea!

Ruben Loftus-Cheek gives the ball to Kai Havertz who turns it round the corner and plays Raheem Sterling in on goal. Sterling drives into the box, opens up his body and shoots but Stefan Ortega gets his left hand to the ball and leaps on top of it to smother the chance.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:36

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

28 mins: Chance! Kalvin Phillips, playing in a holding midfield role, has the ball and spies Phil Foden’s run into the right side of the box.

He flicks the ball over the top and expertly picks out his teammate who controls the ball then guides a chipped shot mere inches wide of the far post!

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:32

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

27 mins: Ruben Loftus-Cheeks tries to send Kai Havertz away but there’s too many light blue shirts in between the two players and Kalvin Phillips intercepts the pass.

Nothing at all is happening for Chelsea.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:31

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

24 mins: Chance! Phil Foden is making things work from the middle of the pitch. He plays a one-two with Rico Lewis to drive past Chelsea’s midfield then slides the ball into the left side of the box for Cole Palmer.

Palmer checks to the left of Cesar Azpilicueta and drills one across goal only for Trevoh Chalobah to block the shot and clear his lines.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:27

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

21 mins: Chelsea have had just one touch in Manchester City’s box so far. They can’t get control of the ball and when they do there’s very little impetus to drive forward before they give it back to City.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:25

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

18 mins: Julian Alvarez goes down after kicking Wesley Fofana’s studs as he attempts to turn the ball behind the Chelsea defender. That’s going to be a sore one.

City look comfortable already even with so many of their starters on the bench. The players that have come in haven’t missed a beat.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:22

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

15 mins: Chances! Another mistake from Chelsea sees Palmer get in behind Azpilicueta and carry the ball into the box. He squares it to Rico Lewis who flicks it on to Phil Foden.

Foden’s shot is blocked by Julian Alvarez who can’t get out of the way. The ball then bounces over to Riyad Mahrez but his effort is deflected by Trevoh Chalobah.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:18

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