Man City vs Chelsea: Stubborn blues deliver Sterling performance to end Cityzens' winning run

Man City vs Chelsea: Stubborn blues deliver Sterling performance to end Cityzens' winning run

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 20:35 - 17.02.2024

Manchester City dug deep to rescue a crucial point in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

A below-average Man City team needed a late Rodri strike to salvage a point against Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea.

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Guardiola's men stumble in title race 

Manchester City came into this game on an 11-game winning run, aiming to make it 12, against a Chelsea side that have shown vulnerabilities away from home all season.

Instead, the visitors took the initiative with ex-City boy Raheem Sterling scoring 5 minutes before half time to silence the Etihad crowd.

Determined to find a swift response, Guardiola’s side came flying out the blocks in the early stages of the second half, but Kevin De Bruyne could only bend a sublime free-kick inches over the bar.

Manchester City's persistent pressure bore fruit in the dying minutes as Rodri seized on a loose ball, unleashing a powerful strike past Đorđe Petrović. 

The late goal set the stage for an intense finale, but despite sustained pressure from the hosts,  Chelsea's defense stood resilient, earning a well-deserved point in the end.

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