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Premier League: Man City 2-1 Chelsea

[Thursday, March 22, 2012 ]

Manchester City are now back to within a point of table-toppers Manchester United after coming from behind to claim a late 2-1 win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

Samir Nasri beats Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech to score the winner for Manchester City
Samir Nasri beats Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech to score the winner for Manchester City

Photo: AP

The Blues had looked on course for a big victory after Gary Cahill's deflected effort on the hour gave them the lead.

But City battled and were awarded a penalty with just 12 minutes left from time when Michael Essien was penalised for handling Pablo Zabaleta's shot in the area and Sergio Agüero converted the resulting spot kick.

66th-minute substitute Carlos Tévez then marked his first appearance in six months by slipping Samir Nasri into the area with a delightful through-ball which the Frenchman dispatched coolly.


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