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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:


GOAL! Man City 1-0 Chelsea (Alvarez, 12’)⚽️

12 mins: That’s lovely!

Manchester City take the lead after Chelsea give the ball away to Kalvin Phillips. He sends it immediately up to Cole Palmer who drives into the middle of the pitch.

Julian Alvarez slips off the shoulder of Thiago Silva, collects the pass from Palmer and drills his effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga!

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:15

Man City 0-0 Chelsea

9 mins: Enzo Fernandez is clattered by a lunging Kyle Walker who lifts his leg and cleans out the Chelsea midfield with the poor tackle.

Fernandez stays down for a while before rubbing his leg and hobbling back to his feet.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:12

Man City 0-0 Chelsea

6 mins: Raheem Sterling drops deep to collect the ball before spinning and chipping a pass over the top towards Kai Havertz. He tries to take on Manuel Akanji but the defender cuts across him and wins City a free kick.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:08

Man City 0-0 Chelsea

3 mins: Close! Man City make early moves with Kalvin Phillips floating the ball over to Cole Palmer on the left wing. Palmer dances past Cesar Azpilicueta and drives to the byline.

He flicks the ball into the middle of the box where it’s cleared out to Phillips whose shot is deflected behind for a corner.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:05

Kick off: Man City 0-0 Chelsea

Manchester City get the game started as Rico Lewis sends the ball back to Stefan Ortega. He gives it to the captain Kyle Walker who sends it across to Manuel Akanji as the hosts look to build out from the back.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 16:03

Man City vs Chelsea

Here come the teams.

Kyle Walker leads out Manchester City for their final home game of the season. The hosts will be crowned Premier League champions at the end of the game but can they first defeat Chelsea?

Mike Jones21 May 2023 15:57

Man City vs Chelsea

Pre-match thoughts from Pep Guardiola who told Sky Sports: “Every Premier League title is special but, of course, when you win three in a row, it mean’s you’ve shown consistency,

“You have to give credit for the quality of your opponents, in the past (it was) Liverpool and now Arsenal, both teams brought us to our limits.”

Mike Jones21 May 2023 15:54

Man City vs Chelsea

Erling Haaland is on course to become the first player to win the Premier League title and Golden Boot in the same season since Robin van Persie for Manchester United in 2012/13.

He’s starting on the bench today but it’s unlikely that anyone will catch him.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 15:51

Man City vs Chelsea

Riyad Mahrez could become the first City player to score in four games against the same opponent in a season since Dennis Tueart against Norwich City in 1975/76.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 15:48

Man City vs Chelsea

Frank Lampard is one of only two managers to avoid defeat away at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this season, drawing 1-1 with Everton in December.

Is that a sign of hope of Chelsea?

Mike Jones21 May 2023 15:45

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