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As it happened: Chelsea 1 - 1 Man City

2015-01-31 21:30
Last Updated at 21:51
31 Jan 21:24
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31 Jan 21:23
Chelsea still lead the Premier League by five points over Manchester City. 
31 Jan 21:22


Chelsea 1 - 1 Manchester City

31 Jan 21:21
90' +3 - Corner to Man City. Courtois collects easily.
31 Jan 21:20
90' +2 - Chelsea substitution.  Oscar is replaced by Loftus-Cheek (tactical).
31 Jan 21:19
90' +1 - Navas wins Man City a corner, Oscar clears for Chelsea.
31 Jan 21:18
90' - There will be three minutes of added time.  Man City searching for a winner.
31 Jan 21:15
88' - Danger for Chelsea as Silva and Milner combine and Milner flashes a shot across the face of goal from a tight angle.
31 Jan 21:15
86' - Chelsea substitution.  Cahill replaces Remy (tactical). 
31 Jan 21:11
83' - Man City substitution.  Dzeko replaces  Aguero (tactical).
31 Jan 21:10
81' - Free kick to Chelsea after Drogba is brought down by Demichelis.  Again, no danger to the Man City goal and safely cleared.
31 Jan 21:08
79' - Chelsea substitution.  Drogba replaces Willian (injury).
31 Jan 21:05
77' - Lampard positioning himself just off Aguero.  Can he score against his former club?
31 Jan 21:04
76' - Man City substitution.  Lampard replaces Fernando (tactical).  A mixture of claps and boo's ring around the ground.
31 Jan 21:02
73' - Free kick to Chelsea after Hazard is brought down on the half way line.  The foul results in a yellow card for Fernando.  Milner and Oscar battle for it and the ball goes out for a goal kick.  
31 Jan 20:56
69' - Fernandinho has a shot, but Courtois is equal to the task.  All City at the moment.
31 Jan 20:55
67' - Free kick to Man City in a dangerous position.  Silva takes but easily cleared again by City.
31 Jan 20:52
64' - Man City profiting down the right hand side, Navas gets a good cross in, Milner rises but can only head it high and over the bar.
31 Jan 20:51
63' - Free kick to Chelsea, floated in by Willian but too strong for Terry and out for a goal kick.
31 Jan 20:49
61' - All the pressure coming from Man City so far this half.  Can they find a second goal?
31 Jan 20:46
59'  - Free kick to Man City after Matic gets some revenge on Silva.  Easily defended again by Chelsea.
31 Jan 20:45
58' - Free kick Man City after a foul by Ramires.  City pull out a training ground move, and Silva floats a ball into the left hand side of the big box, but easily cleared by Chelsea.
31 Jan 20:44
56' - Courtois is forced into an a save as he tips a Fernandinho header over the bar.  
31 Jan 20:43
54' - Corner to Man City, the ball goes out of play and the referee decides on a goal kick.  It looked to have come off Matic and should have been another corner to City.
31 Jan 20:39
52' - Silva fouls Matic again and this time he receives a yellow card.
31 Jan 20:36
48' - Free kick to Chelsea after Silva fouls Matic.  Nothing comes from it.
31 Jan 20:34
46' - Lampard warming up, will he come on against his old team?
31 Jan 20:33


Chelsea get us underway, they are attacking from left to right.  Will the second half start off like the first half ended?

31 Jan 20:18


Chelsea 1 - 1 Man City

31 Jan 20:17
45' - How important will that goal be!  Courtois is the one to take the blame as he flapped at a Navas cross from the right.  The ball came out to Aguero on the left and just inside the big box, his shot which was looking off target is diverted into the net by Silva.
31 Jan 20:15
31 Jan 20:13
41'  - The deadlock is broken.  Brilliant play by Willian as he collects the ball on the right and holds of a City defender, some intricate passing sees the ball reach Hazard near the byline on the left, he picks out Remy, unmarked in the area and he fires home with his right foot past Hart in the Man City goal.
31 Jan 20:11
31 Jan 20:08
38'  - Free kick to Man City after Aguero is fouled by Willian.  Easily dealt with by Chelsea.
31 Jan 20:03
32' - Man City launch a blistering counter attack, a ball to Aguero sees him getting the better of Terry, his shot however flashes wide of the left hand upright.  Great chance for Man City.  Aguero has now gone four hours without scoring.
31 Jan 20:02
31'  - Fernandinho breaking up Chelsea attacks in the centre of the park.  He is having a strong game.
31 Jan 20:00
29' - Chance for Chelsea as they break down the left with Remy.  His pass finds Oscar just outside the box but his shot is saved by Hart.
31 Jan 19:59
27' - Good period of pressure by Man City, with Milner prominent.  They have a corner.  Aguero is booked for a foulin the box on Azpilicueta.
31 Jan 19:55
24' - Ivanovic is dispossessed by Milner just outside his big box. Milner finds Aguero on the left hand side of the big box and he shoots, but Courtois saves!
31 Jan 19:52

21' - Willian  looks for the run of Remy and picks him out with a beautiful diagonal pass.  Remy was offside.

31 Jan 19:51
20' - Throw in taken, Chelsea try a ball over the top, but too much on it and Hart collects in the Man City goal.
31 Jan 19:50
19' - Free kick to Chelsea after Matic is fouled.  Taken quickly, eventually out for a throw in to Chelsea from the right deep in the Man City half.
31 Jan 19:48
17' - Corner to Man City after a surging run by Aguero.  Nothing comes from it.  Set piece delivery not very good so far in this game.
31 Jan 19:47
15' - Both teams snuffing out any attacks at the moment.  Very cagey game.  To be expected due to the game importance in the league title run-in.
31 Jan 19:44
13' - Corner to Chelsea after good work by Ramires and Hazard down the right hand side.  Terry heads the corner wide.  
  • 93'


  • 92'

    Oscar is replaced by Loftus-Cheek for Chelsea

  • 91'

    City have Chelsea pegged back in injury time. Can they get a winner?

  • 90'

    There will be three minutes of added time

  • 89'

    Silva is replaced by Jovetic for City

  • 88'

    Remy is replaced by Cahill for Chelsea

  • 86'

    City enjoy a good concerted period of possession but the final ball is lacking and goes through to the Chelsea keeper

  • 84'

    Agüero is replaced by Dzeko for City

  • 82'

    Chelsea have come back into this game now and they are pushing further up the field. Is there going to be a winner for either team in the remaining minutes?

  • 80'

    Willian is replaced by Drogba for Chelsea

  • 78'

    Remy tries to chase down a Ramires lofted through ball but doesn't have the pace to catch up with it before Hart intercepts

  • 76'

    Fernando is replaced by Lampard for City

  • 74'

    Fernando shown a yellow card

  • 71'

    City are dominating and have Chelsea boxed in. The visitors are looking by far the more likely to score out of the two

  • 69'

    Chelsea just haven't going going since the break and they are looking really tired out there. Mourinho should start making changes to try to spur his team into life

  • 67'

    Fernandinho picks up the ball in midfield after Milner tackles Ramires. The midfielder shoots from range and it is a simple save for Courtois

  • 64'

    City are really dominating things out there. Navas finds the head of Milner with a deep cross but his header goes over the crossbar

  • 62'

    Aguero has the ball in the box and looks dangerous, but he loses his footing and allows Chelsea to clear

  • 60'

    City are looking much sharper than Chelsea and they are applying real pressure on the hosts

  • 58'

    Pochettino will be delighted with how his side have started the second half as they are well on top at the moment

  • 56'

    Fernandinho meets a cross just inside the Chelsea box. He heads the ball down into the ground and that takes all the power of it, resulting in a simple save for Courtois

  • 54'

    Neither side is managing to really hold onto the ball in midfield at the moment

  • 52'

    Silva shown a yellow card

  • 50'

    Navas tries to take on the defender down the right to create an opening for a cross, but when it does come in it lands on the roof of the net

  • 48'

    It has been a slow start to the second half, with little action of note in the opening minutes

  • 46'

    Chelsea get the second half underway

  • 45'


  • 45'

    There will be two minutes of added time

  • 44'

    GOAL. Chelsea 1-1 Man City, Aguero shoots from near the edge of the box after a Navas cross found him and Silva diverts it into the back of the net

  • 41'

    GOAL. Chelsea 1-0 Man City, Remy scores from close range for Chelsea. Hazard hit a perfect low cross across the six yard box and Remy tapped home.

  • 38'

    City have done well so far and are making things difficult for Chelsea. They have also had the best chance of the half

  • 36'

    Chelsea are seeing a lot of the ball but there isn't many options for them when they look up

  • 34'

    Space continues to be at a premium out there this evening. That was a big miss from Aguero as it was a weak effort from a striker of his pedigree

  • 32'

    Aguero finds himself in on goal after a Terry error. He goes for goal from just inside the box but drags the shot narrowly wide of the far post

  • 30'

    Remy robs Kompany and races clear down the Chelsea left. His cut back cant find Hazard but comes through to Oscar, who hits a first-time shot straight into the hands of Hart

  • 28'

    City claim Aguero was being fouled by Azpilicueta as a corner came into the box, but the referee disagrees and gives a free-kick against the City man

  • 26'

    Milner dribbles past a couple of Chelsea men to get in the box, but Terry comes across and clears the danger for a corner

  • 23'

    Milner robs the ball off Ivanovic and plays in Aguero, who shoots from an angle but is denied by Courtois

  • 21'

    It has been a cagey opening to this contest and looks like being a tight game overall

  • 19'

    Chelsea take a free kick quickly from a good position to get the ball in the box, but it is wasted as it comes to nothing

  • 17'

    City have enjoyed more possession so far. Aguero bursts into the Chelsea box and Zouma puts in a good tackle to halt the striker

  • 15'

    Chelsea are back in control of the ball in midfield and they are probing to find a gap in the City defence

  • 13'

    A Willian corner is met by Terry in the centre but he doesn't make a proper connection and the ball sails harmlessly wide

  • 11'

    Now it is City's time to enjoy a good spell on the ball and have their opponents pinned back

  • 9'

    Navas gets space in the Chelsea box. Silva was all alone at the back post for a cross but Navas opted to go for goal. It deflected away for a corner

  • 7'

    City are thankful to Kompany for making two vital interceptions in their own final third. Chelsea are starting to get into their stride

  • 5'

    Chelsea are starting to get on top. They have City pegged back in their own half

  • 3'

    Navas runs into the box and tests Navas with a decent shot. A good start for City

  • 1'

    Man City get the game underway

  • 0'

    Man City starting line-up: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Fernando, Fernandinho, Milner, Silva, Aguero

  • 0'

    Chelsea starting line-up: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy

  • The team news from Stamford Bridge follows:

  • 0'

    It is the highly-anticipated battle of the Premier League’s top two. Chelsea can open up an eight-point gap at the top if they record a victory this evening

  • 0'

    Welcome to live text coverage of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City from Stamford Bridge

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    • 45' Silva
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    • 52' Silva
    • 74' Fernando
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Team Line-ups
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Ramires
  • Oscar
  • Eden Hazard
  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Loic Remy
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Willian
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
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  • Joe Hart
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Fernando
  • James Milner
  • Jesus Navas
  • Sergio Aguero
  • David Silva
  • Gael Clichy
  • Fernandinho
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Petr Cech
  • Nathan Ake
  • Didier Drogba
  • Gary Cahill
  • Andreas Christensen
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Isaiah Brown
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  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Willy Caballero
  • Frank Lampard
  • Stevan Jovetic
  • Dedryck Boyata

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