Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Kevin de Bruyne strike sends Premier League leaders 13 points clear

Kevin de Bruyne’s sixth league goal of the campaign proved decisive for leaders Manchester City at Etihad Stadium

Kevin de Bruyne’s magnificent second-half strike earned Premier League leaders Manchester City victory over second-placed Chelsea at Etihad Stadium.

De Bruyne sent a superb curling effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga to lift City 13 points clear of Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Kepa prevented Jack Grealish from giving City a deserved lead late in the first half.

Romelu Lukaku was denied by Ederson in Chelsea’s best chance.

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Manchester City

Squad number8Player nameGündoganSquad number9Player nameGabriel Jesus

Chelsea

Squad number1Player nameArrizabalaga

Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

Squad number31Player nameSarr

Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

Squad number7Player nameKanté

Squad number8Player nameKovacic

Squad number3Player nameAlonso

Squad number10Player namePulisic

Squad number22Player nameZiyech

Squad number9Player nameLukaku

Squad number11Player nameWerner

Squad number19Player nameMount

Squad number20Player nameHudson-Odoi

Line-ups

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

31Ederson

2Walker5Stones14Laporte27Cancelo

20Bernardo Silva16Rodri17De Bruyne

7Sterling47Foden10Grealish

31Ederson2Walker5Stones14Laporte27Cancelo20Bernardo Silva16Rodri17De BruyneSubstituted forGündoganat 85’minutes7Sterling47FodenSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 88’minutes10GrealishSubstitutes3Rúben Dias8Gündogan9Gabriel Jesus13Steffen25Fernandinho79Mbete87McAtee90Lavia97Wilson-Esbrand

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

1Arrizabalaga

2Rüdiger6Thiago Silva31Sarr

28Azpilicueta7Kanté8Kovacic3Alonso

10Pulisic22Ziyech

9Lukaku

1Arrizabalaga2Rüdiger6Thiago Silva31Sarr28Azpilicueta7Kanté8KovacicBooked at 32mins3AlonsoBooked at 7minsSubstituted forMountat 81’minutes10PulisicSubstituted forWernerat 69’minutes22ZiyechSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 69’minutes9LukakuSubstitutes5Jorginho11Werner12Loftus-Cheek13Bettinelli17Saúl18Barkley19Mount20Hudson-Odoi29Havertz

Referee:Craig Pawson

Attendance:53,319

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