Manchester City continue to look menacing in English Premier League as Pep Guardiola’s men secured another important victory this weekend, beating defending champions, Chelsea 1-0.
Playing in front of their home fans, Man City immediately took control of that tie with their possession football and put lots of pressure on their opponent’s defense.
However, it was not an easy task for City’s players to break down Chelsea’s back line, especially in the first 45 minutes as Antonio Conte’s men were defending with such discipline and really deep.
Things suddenly changed though early in the second half, as a quick attacking play from Guardiola’s men, stunned the visitor and led to the opening goal scored by Bernardo Silva.
That lead lasted until the final whistle as neither teams were able to score more goals in the remaining minutes, despite all of their efforts.
The result simply makes Man City’s quest for league title is inching even closer since they are now 18 points ahead of temporary second place, Liverpool.
Meanwhile, in another tie that Sunday, Arsenal woes got bigger as Arsene Wenger’s team were beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1.
Brighton got up 2-0 first with goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray, before Pierre Aubameyang pulled one back for Gunners just before half time break.
Despite still having another 45 minutes to go, Wenger’s boys were unable to get back on level terms as Arsenal must settle for another disappointing league defeat.
Full Results of English Premier League Sunday fixtures:
Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 Arsenal; Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea
Full Results of English Premier League Saturday fixtures:
Burnley 2-1 Everton; Leicester 1-1 Bournemouth; Southampton 0-0 Stoke City; Swansea City 4-1 West Ham United; Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Huddersfield; Watford 1-0 West Bromwich Albion; Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle United.