Manchester City registered a spectacular 1-0 victory against reigning Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The scoreline may suggest otherwise but Manchester City earned a well-deserved win against Chelsea last night. Kevin de Bruyne scored the only goal of the match after half time against his former club, a rising left-foot drive from outside the area.
That gifted Pep Guardiola’s men a solid victory, which also saw them catapult over Manchester United in the league table. City had to do without striker Sergio Aguero, who sustained rib injuries in a car crash but City coped with his absence splendidly.
City never looked in danger once De Bruyne scored and almost added a second when Gabriel Jesus’ volley was headed off the line by Antonio Rudiger. Besides the loss, Chelsea also received a setback with Alvaro Morata picking up an injury in the first half. THT takes a look at some of the best tweets regarding the match.
Gabriel Jesus has that Tevez quality. Absolutely tenacious. Happy to make something of dead cause. #CHEMCI
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) September 30, 2017
💪 Things in Delph’s pocket…
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) September 30, 2017
Wow! De Bryune is a superstar!! #CHEMCI
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 30, 2017
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 30, 2017
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) September 30, 2017
— ReviewFootball (@ReviewFootball) September 30, 2017
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) September 30, 2017
Azpi at RWB – WRONG
Willian playing any football – WRONG
Waiting to concede before making subs – WRONG
Cahill captaining this club – WRONG pic.twitter.com/qKcsXkqDpG
— Danny T. (@King__Danny) September 30, 2017
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) September 30, 2017
Felt sorry for
Christensen who was solid
Hazard who got no service
Morata who got injured
& Michy who wasn't trusted over Willian..
— AA (@AgentAzpi) September 30, 2017
A lot was spoken about Eden Hazard. The player made a pretty strong comeback but fell flat against Manchester City, much to the ire of Blues fans.
Eden Hazard is not even the best Belgian player in the premier league right now.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) September 30, 2017
Somebody file a missing persons report for Eden Hazard.
Last seen warming up at Stamford Bridge pic.twitter.com/unODMaYZe9
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) September 30, 2017
Hazard in the 1st minute , 2nd minute ,3rd minute and 4th minute pic.twitter.com/ypcgtwN8vZ
— LIGHT 🇳🇬 (@Hisroyaldopenez) September 30, 2017
A gentle reminder that Eden Hazard didn't complete a single take-on vs Delph at Stamford Bridge. 😶 pic.twitter.com/XN5X0Lyz3U
— bet365 (@bet365) September 30, 2017
"Kevin De Bruyne got more goals at Stamford Bridge this season than Eden Hazard." pic.twitter.com/uOxYIWk2D9
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) September 30, 2017
Haven't seen hazard all game.
Spent time he should have been using to practice to mock sterling
— kenna (@kennagq) September 30, 2017
Chelsea Fans Went From Praising Hazard in the Mid-week to bashing him this week end
That is very Emotional of them😁
— Enekem 💎 (@EnekemGreg) September 30, 2017
Hazard's fellow Belgium teammates delivering. Cute dribble dribble won't cut it today. Get out.
— NOT NICE (@AaronMancz) September 30, 2017
Hazard has to leave this summer, watched his team play long balls to him for 70 minutes before getting subbed off. I'm in disbelief.
— 🇪🇸 (@0ssyy) September 30, 2017
If Chelsea fans were upset about the loss, Manchester City fans were elated with the result.
Outstanding performance from @ManCity. Breathtaking as ever going forward, but more solid at the back this season. Only 2 goals conceded.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 30, 2017
Best Guardiola's Manchester City ever
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 30, 2017
The title is between Manchester United and Manchester City
The rest are just putting pressure
— Soldier↪ (@PatohShanqueels) September 30, 2017
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 30, 2017
Manchester City in October:
14 🆚 Stoke 🏠
17 🆚 Napoli 🏠
21 🆚 Burnley 🏠
24 🆚 Wolves 🏠
28 🆚 West Brom ✈️
Goodbye September, Welcome October. pic.twitter.com/P1NF3gqeMW
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) October 1, 2017
Manchester City have not lost a competitive fixture since 23 April. Since then:
0⃣ losses pic.twitter.com/tESublSzH7
— City Watch (@City_Watch) September 30, 2017
What an unbelievable performance! Down three important players and come away with 3 points at the champions. Yes! Huge result. @ManCity
— clown ninja a keeper (@UmaisArif) September 30, 2017
Fair play to Manchester City. Totally outclassed Chelsea from start to finish. Deserve their win. Kevin De Bruyne ran the show. Top player.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 30, 2017
De Bruyne turned this match from a frustrating draw into a resounding win for Manchester City.
Pep’s main man.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) September 30, 2017
Simply brilliant from Manchester City. Throughly deserved. Kevin De Bruyne, take a bow
— joe (@kunfazed) September 30, 2017