Football news: Manchester City beat Chelsea, their escort, 1-0 and took a 13-point lead. De Bruyne scored the only goal of the match and we show it to you on PlayOn99 News – Playon99 News
Matchday 22 of the Premier League kicked off with a match full of attractions between Manchester City, the super leader in the English league, who received Chelsea, second in the tournament, who was far away and now is even further away.
Pep Guardiola’s team looked for the match, deserved it, and won it with a nice goal from Kevin De Bruyne, who shot from outside for the final 1-0.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 15, 2022
Thus, City took a 13-point advantage over Thomas Tuchel’s men and is heading even further to another title.
From the beginning of the game, the locals dominated possession, territory, prominence, and every aspect of the game, except the board.
The Citizens took the ball and swung it from side to side but couldn’t find a way to hurt a Chelsea who stood up well against and with Romelu Lukaku just up top.
Thomas Tuchel was NOT happy with Romelu Lukaku's performance for Chelsea against Manchester City ? ? pic.twitter.com/7qG9mnwmcl
— DAZN Football (@DAZNFootball) January 15, 2022
Guardiola opted for an attacking trident with Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling, who moved around a lot without finding space in the first half.
In the second half, the essence of the game did not change and the ball remained at the feet of those in light blue.
After a good advance from Aymeric Laporte, a touch from Rodri and a pass from Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne faced, looked at the goal and nailed the ball down, against a post, for the 1-0 that defined the match.
— The Manchester is BLUE show (@manchesterisB) January 15, 2022
Nothing Kepa could do, the goalkeeper who took Grealish one-on-one in the first half.
Ederson was also key in the other goal as he canceled out Lukaku’s scoring chance just before his team’s lead.
Lukaku kept out by Ederson ?
A superb save to deny Chelsea a goal with their first shot of the the match ? pic.twitter.com/GKqr3W9kK4
— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) January 15, 2022
With the result set, Manchester City handled the game more calmly, while Tuchel sent everything to the field looking for a tie that did not come.
Timo Werner, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi entered the Blues, but none could do more than Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and company.
The Citizens reached 56 points and were 13 ahead of Chelsea, which was 43, and with the two direct duels won, seems to be heading for another Premier League title if Liverpool, third with 42 and two games less, is not get shot.