esus goal earns Manchester City win over Chelsea.
(Reuters) – LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday, with Gabriel Jesus scoring the game’s only goal in the second half to hand Thomas Tuchel’s team their first loss of the season.
After a goalmouth brawl in the 53rd minute, Jesus drove the ball home with a deflection from Jorginho after City’s 10th corner of the game. It was the game’s first successful shot on goal.
After the first half of heavy pressure from City and attritional defense from Chelsea, the goal ignited the game into life, pushing Chelsea to attack.
Jesus’ goal was his 52nd for City, and he has never lost a Premier League match in which he has scored.
He told BT Sport, “We planned to play well.” “We came to play against one of Europe’s top teams.” They have a lot of talented players and play very well. We were aware that it would be tough for us…
“We don’t always play well, but if we suffer for a short while, we can attack.” We have a lot of talented players who can help us generate opportunities and score goals.”
The win also ended Manchester United’s three-match losing skid against Chelsea, the most recent of which came in the Champions League final in Porto in May.
With Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Grealish, and Phil Foden buzzing about Chelsea’s area, the visitors pushed Chelsea from the start and enjoyed 70 percent possession in the first half.
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As the game progressed, there were opportunities for Grealish to score,
but his efforts went wide or were stopped by well-timed interventions from Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Timo Werner and Marcos Alonso also had opportunities at the other end, while Ederson had his hands full keeping out crosses from Cesar Azpilicueta and snuffing out goalmouth tackles.
Ruben Dias also played a key role in City’s clean sheet, keeping Chelsea target man Romelu Lukaku in check and denying him room to score.
“We’re unhappy with the outcome,” stated Azpilicueta. “We didn’t put up our finest show.
It was difficult to get out, especially in the first half.
We didn’t generate many opportunities and gave up the ball much too readily. We had a nice response after the score, but it wasn’t enough to save the game.”
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