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3 - 0
2015/08/16 | 17:00 |  English Premier League | Etihad Stadium, Manchester |  Full Time
English Premiership

As it happened: City 3-0 Chelsea

2015-08-16 18:56
Last Updated at 17:18
16 Aug 18:58

What a cracking game from City!

They totally outplayed Chelsea from start to finish and the scoreline could've been even worse for the men from London!

Last season's Champions are in trouble...

John Terry subbed at half time - what does that mean?

That's all from me folks, hope you enjoyed the match!

16 Aug 18:55

Peep Peep Peep - Full time!

Manchester City 3 - 0 Chelsea

16 Aug 18:54

Chelsea denied by the bar off a Costa shot and Falcao's rebound is also saved.

No consolation goal today!

16 Aug 18:53
16 Aug 18:52

Hart collects Hazard's cross...

Two minutes of injury time left!

16 Aug 18:52
The stadium announcer confirms Sergio Aguero has been voted the fans' man of the match!
16 Aug 18:50


David Silva has now registered 41 assists in the Premier League since 2011/12, at least 5 more than any player

16 Aug 18:50

89' Toure fouls Cuadrado - he's on a yellow but ref spares him the early shower!

16 Aug 18:49

88' Chelsea free kick...

Comes to nought!

16 Aug 18:47

Sloppy play between Fabregas and Ivanovic and Fernandinho wallops the ball past Begovic!

A thunderbolt from the edge of the area!

What a finish!

16 Aug 18:46
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16 Aug 18:45


Not since 1998 have Chelsea failed to win either of their opening two fixtures!

16 Aug 18:44

Aguero off and Bony is introduced!

Falcao is also on, for what it's worth!

16 Aug 18:44


Chelsea have conceded twice in 2 games, they did that just twice in their final 18 games last season

16 Aug 18:44
8 mins to go and a potential 5 point gap between City and Chelsea on the Premier League table already...
16 Aug 18:43

Oh! Close call there as Begovic has to dive to his left to save a strike from Yaya Toure!

Begovic has done well again!

16 Aug 18:42

80' Final ten minutes, Hazard booked for a foul on Yaya Toure.

This could get messy if City feel like attacking more!

16 Aug 18:41

From the corner, Kompany beats his marker - Ivanovic - and heads it into the corner!

Begovic had no chance!

16 Aug 18:40
16 Aug 18:40
79' GOAL!!!
16 Aug 18:39
78' Kolarov's cross has Begovic clearing - most uncomfortably but safe!
16 Aug 18:38

77' Silva releases Aguero but the ball is too long and down the right hand flank...

City attack once more!

16 Aug 18:37

76' Sterling gets passed Ivanovic but Sterling can't find his man from the cross!

He took Ivanovic on and made him look silly!

16 Aug 18:36

75' City fans find their voice as they try see their side over the line...

Still just the one goal lead...

16 Aug 18:34

73' Chelsea attack again as Matic does well to win the ball...

Cuadrado's eventual cross goes wide and over Costa in the box.

Poor from the Colombian!

16 Aug 18:33

72' Chelsea attack again and Costa wants a corner off of a Kompany challenge but it's not given.

Costa ever the victim!

16 Aug 18:32
Costa broke and played Hazard the ball at the centre of the box, he beat Mangala but fired it straight at Joe Hart!
16 Aug 18:31

70' SAVE!

Hazard denied!

Joe Hart with a great save!

16 Aug 18:31

69' Patient buildup play by Chelsea but Costa is dispossessed by Kompany!

City break! But Begovic comes out of his box to clear!

16 Aug 18:29

68' Chelsea struggling to create any decent chances today.

Costa is ruled offside and City move the ball deep into the opposition half.

16 Aug 18:26
66' Navas off and he is replaced by Nasri
16 Aug 18:26

65' City break through Sterling, he feeds Aguero!

Aguero gives it on to Navas, who plays it back to Aguero!

Aguero shoots...but it goes wide!

16 Aug 18:25

64' Chelsea make that change now!

Cuadrado on for Ramires!

16 Aug 18:23

Chelsea are preparing for Falcao to come on...

Just joking! It's Cuadrado to replace Ramires shortly!

16 Aug 18:23
62' Hazard on the break. Well, he was until Sagna's wonderful sliding challenge!
16 Aug 18:22
Yaya Toure's shot is saved!
16 Aug 18:22
An hour is gone and City are on the attack...
16 Aug 18:20

58' Chelsea giving as good as they are getting at the moment.

Bit of a scrappy affair now.

Ivanovic's cross is whipped in but Costa can't reach it - he was probably offside anyway.

16 Aug 18:17
Attack fizzles out and Sagna restarts the game with a throw in!
16 Aug 18:17

56' Fernandinho dispossesses Costa and the home side are away...

16 Aug 18:16

54' Chelsea win the corner through Hazard!

Crowd is up for this one! Whistles and boos for every touch!

16 Aug 18:15
Willian's free kick is easily saved by Joe Hart!
  • 90'


  • 90'

    Mangala picks up a late booking.

  • 88'

    Hart makes a routine save from Cuadrado's weak effort.

  • 85'

    MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 CHELSEA. Poor defending by Chelsea allows FERNANDINHO to fire home from the edge of the area.

  • 83'

    City bring on Wilfried Bony for Aguero.

  • 81'

    Hazard is booked for fouling Toure.

  • 79'

    MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 CHELSEA. KOMPANY beats the hapless Ivanovic in the air and powers a header from Silva's corner past Begovic.

  • 79'

    Chelsea also make a change as Radamel Falcao replaces Willian.

  • 79'

    City bring Martín Demichelis on for Sterling.

  • 78'

    Ivanovic is having another poor game, he's not made a good start to the season at all and seems to have lost a yard of pace over the summer.

  • 76'

    City take the sting out of the game for a couple of minutes by keeping possession of the ball well.

  • 74'

    City need to be more cautious when they attack as they were fortunate not to concede a goal there.

  • 72'

    Hart keeps Hazard's shot out after City had been caught on the counter-attack when they had committed too many men forward.

  • 70'

    Aguero beats several Chelsea players before his shot is blocked.

  • 67'

    Chelsea are probing for an equaliser but City are defending well.

  • 65'

    A change by City as Navas makes way for Samir Nasri.

  • 64'

    Chelsea bring on Juan Cuadrado for Ramires.

  • 62'

    Fabregas dispossesses Silva on the edge of the area after the City star had been set up by the impressive Sterling.

  • 60'

    Chelsea look as though they've had a dressing down at the interval as they've really upped their game since the restart.

  • 57'

    City are letting Chelsea come at them and then trying to catch them on the break.

  • 55'

    It's been a scrappy opening to the second period but Chelsea look a little livelier.

  • 53'

    Willian's poor free-kick drifts through to Hart.

  • 51'

    Toure picks up the fourth yellow card of the game.

  • 50'

    Ramires slots the ball home but the linesman's flag is up for offside.

  • 48'

    Ivanovic is booked for bringing down Sterling.

  • 46'

    Mourinho has brought on Kurt Zouma for John Terry for the second half.

  • 46'

    City get the second half underway.

  • 45'


  • 45'

    Fernandinho is booked for elbowing Costa.

  • 43'

    Mangala flicks a header from Kolarov's free-kick wide when he should have found the target.

  • 41'

    Much, much better by the visitors with a patient build-up ending with Fabregas drifting a low drive narrowly wide.

  • 39'

    Cesc Fabregas wastes a free-kick from a promising position when he floats the ball straight through to Joe Hart.

  • 37'

    It remains all City while Chelsea look weak defensively on both flanks.

  • 35'

    City are continuing to attack and are looking to double their early advantage.

  • 33'

    Vincent Kompany clatters into Costa and is booked.

  • 32'

    MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 CHELSEA. Yaya Toure and AGUERO combine well before the Argentinian striker clips a low shot past Begovic and into the corner of the net.

  • 31'

    Chelsea clear their lines but they have been poor so far today.

  • 29'

    Jesus Navas has been quiet so far but he wins a corner for City with some tricky play.

  • 27'

    Chelsea are working their way back into the match but City have definitely been on top in the first 27 minutes.

  • 25'

    Costa is fortunate to escape a booking for a snide challenge on Yaya Toure.

  • 23'

    Aguero could have had a hat-trick already, this time he contrives to fire wide from Kolarov's cross.

  • 21'

    Nemanja Matic heads Eden Hazard's cross high and wide.

  • 19'

    Former Stoke City goalkeeper Begovic is forced to deny Aguero again, making a second smart stop in quick succession to deny the City striker.

  • 17'

    Superb stop by Begovic low to his left to keep Aguero's powerful drive out.

  • 15'

    There's almost a costly mix-up between Gary Cahill and Begovic until the keeper eventually decides to dive on the ball.

  • 13'

    City should really be ahead as they've been by far the better team so far.

  • 11'

    It's been one-way traffic in City's favour in the opening minutes.

  • 9'

    Aguero just fails to get on the end of Aleksandar Kolarov's dangerous free-kick.

  • 7'

    Costa goes down under Eliaquin Mangala's challenge but the referee is unimpressed - no penalty.

  • 5'

    Cesar Azpilicueta slices a clearance over his own bar, it's all City in the opening minutes.

  • 3'

    Chelsea finally get hold of the ball and try to slow the pace of the game down.

  • 1'

    Straight from the kick-off City get forward but Begovic manages to save Aguero's low shot with his legs.

  • 1'

    Chelsea kick-off and the action is underway.

  • 0'

    Sergio Aguero starts for City while Wilfried Bony drops to the bench.

  • 0'

    Thibaut Courtois was sent off in the 2-2 draw with Swansea so is suspended for today's game. He is replaced by summer signing Asmir Begovic. Oscar is out after suffering an injury in training but Diego Costa starts in attack for Jose Mourinho's side.

  • 0'

    Chelsea line-up: Begovic, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.

  • 0'

    Manchester City line-up: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Aguero.

  • 0'

    Manchester City, fresh from a 3-0 win at West Brom, take on last season's Premier League champions Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City Chelsea
  • 3 Goals 0
    • 31' Sergio Aguero
    • 79' Vincent Kompany
    • 85' Fernandinho
  • 4 Yellow Cards 2
    • 33' Vincent Kompany
    • 45' Fernandinho
    • 51' Yaya Toure
    • 90' Eliaquim Mangala
    • 48' Branislav Ivanovic
    • 81' Eden Hazard
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Joe Hart
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Jesus Navas
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • David Silva
  • Fernandinho
  • Yaya Toure
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 10
  • 11
  • 15
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 42
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 7
  • 10
  • 19
  • 21
  • 22
  • 24
  • 26
  • 28
  • Asmir Begovic
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Cesc Fabregas
  • Ramires
  • Eden Hazard
  • Diego Costa
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Willian
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Samir Nasri
  • Willy Caballero
  • Wilfried Bony
  • Gael Clichy
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • 5
  • 8
  • 13
  • 14
  • 22
  • 26
  • 72
  • 5
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12
  • 18
  • 27
  • 36
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Falcao
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Loic Remy
  • Jamal Blackman
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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