Champions Manchester City returned to winning ways with a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
France midfielder N’Golo Kante put Chelsea into a deserved lead midway through the first half.
But a deflected equaliser from Kevin De Bruyne hauled the champions level against the run of play before a brilliant solo goal from Riyad Mahrez completed the City comeback before half-time.
The victory sees City leapfrog Chelsea into third in the Premier League and brings the gap to Liverpool back down to nine points, while a third defeat of the season brings Chelsea’s six-game winning run to an end.
City thought they had finally put Chelsea to bed deep into stoppage-time when Raheem Sterling’s shot breached the defences of Kepa, but another controversial VAR decision ruled the effort out.
And that decision was so nearly compounded by the final play of the game when substitute Mason Mount flashed a free-kick inches wide from 30 yards, but City saw out the victory on a night when Chelsea were left wondering what might have been.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.