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All the feats reached in City 1-0 Chelsea

All the feats reached as Man City secure crucial 1-0 Premier League win vs Chelsea

January 15, 2022 By Ali M.
The Cityzens have now moved 13 points clear at the top, albeit temporarily, with De Bruyne's stunning effort sealing the three points.

Is the Premier League race officially over? First-placed Man City welcomed second-placed Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium in Saturday's early kick-off, with the Blues needing a win at Manchester in order to keep their title hopes alive.

However, the London giants were unable to pull this off, instead losing 1-0 to Guardiola's rampant side, with the defending champions stretching their lead at the top to a jaw-dropping 13 points, albeit only temporarily – Liverpool, who are 14 points behind, are yet to play this weekend.

Unsurprisingly, the Cityzens dominated the ball. With Tuchel's men struggling to muster any quality opportunities. However, De Bruyne and Co. were made to wait for their decisive goal, with none other than the Belgian superstar handing the home side the breakthrough courtesy of an excellent out-of-the-box shot in the 70th minute.

From then on, it was match management from the title holders, with City seeing out the game in perfect fashion. That result not only saw Guardiola's side stretch their lead at the top, but it also saw a few players register excellent feats.

The first involves Ederson. The Brazilian shot-stopper picked up another clean sheet, his 12th of the season, and his 83rd overall since joining the English top-flight. One interest thing is that the Selecao ace recorded those 83 clean sheets in exactly 166 appearances, meaning a clean sheet once every other game, thus becoming the first keeper with over 100 outings to reach this feat.

The second achievement has to do with the club and their impressive winning streak. Man City have currently triumphed in their last 12 Premier League outings in succession, making it only the 9th time a club has won 12+ games in a row in the league. Interestingly, the Cityzens have contributed to four of those nine occurrences, with all four coming under Guardiola.

Given the aforementioned statistic, it comes as little surprise as to why Pep is running away with yet another Premier League title. The Spaniard appears on course to win his fourth English top-flight crown, showing once again why he is one of the greatest managers in the history of the beautiful game.


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