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As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City

25 October 2013, 18:22


19:50 An error by Nastasic lets in Torres to tap home. He still had some work to do, he showed good pace to slot home. 

19:47 GOAL!!!!!! TORRES 90th minute

18:43 Aguero is down, after a challenge from Terry. Five minutes to go 

18:39 Corner to Chelsea, Willian sends it in. Eto'o joins the fray.

18:39  Oscar with the free-kick, Cahill gets it at the back post but can't control it. The game had died down quite a bit.  Into the last 15 minutes. Both teams are attacking at will. 

18:25 Chelsea subs: Schurrle and Lampard leave, Willian and Mikel are welcomed.

18:20 We're into the final third of the match, it's still 1 apiece , but City are starting to pull the strings. Silva draws an outstanding save from Cech.

18:17 Torres goes down rather easily, after bundling into Negredo at pace. Howard awards Chelsea a free-kick in a dangerous area.

Eden Hazard has a penalty shout thrown out by Howard Webb, the game needed another goal. Could Mourinho's record be in jeopardy?

18:08  CHELSEA 1- MANCHESTER CITY 1Aguero's goal must be a contender for goal of the season, he took it early with the left and it swerved past an aimless Cech.

18:06 GOAL!!! Sergio Aguero 49th minute

18:03 And we're back with the action, City kick-off. No changes on either side. 


17:47Almost half-time, two minutes of stoppage time. Oscar plays the ball right across Hart's box, but it misses everybody. 

17:37 Torres almost made up for his horror miss when he unleashes a shot from the edge of the box and it cannons off the cross-bar. Hart was beaten!
17:33   Scorer: Andre Schurrle 33rd minute


17:32 City were let off the hook there, Nastasic gets booked for a cynical foul. Torres misses what can only be described as the miss of the century, he was one-one with Joe Hart, but somehow he manages to send it into the crowd. 

17:26 Zabaleta gets the second yellow card of the match, tacking Eden Hazard from behind, free-kick floated in. 

17:22  Lampard gets the first yellow card of the match, after clattering into Fernandinho's legs in the middle of the park. 

17:19 City have had 61% of the possession so far. Aguero tries to force his way towards goal, and manages to squeeze in a tame shot.

17:14 Almost 15 minutes gone in the match, and the game is scoreless. Nasri takes a shot after good interplay with Silva on the edge of the Chelsea box. But Aguero is deemed offside. 

17:09 City are looking comfortable on the ball, there have been a few fouls but nothing untoward.

17:04 Corner to Chelsea, headed out by Toure and Gary Cahill had a brilliant chance to score but skyed his volley over Joe Hart's goalposts.

17:03 Jose Mourinho has been unbeaten at Stamford Bridge for 64 matches , during his two spells at Stamford Bridge.

17:00 And we're underway, Chelsea kick-off the first half. 

15:58 Chelsea are in their traditional blue with Manchester City in their away strip, black tops and shorts. 

The teams are lining up, the crowd in London is boisterous they are looking forward to the crunch match. 

Welcome to News24 Nigeria's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on Super Sunday English Premiership clash between second-place Chelsea and fourth-place Manchester City from Stamford Bridge. 


Updates by Sean Parker

Send your comments/pictures on the match to Sean.Parker@24.com or 'LIKE' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Team news

Your predictions

Here are some comments from our readers.

Nigerian's definitely see Chelsea as the overwhelming favourites:

Amos Alhassan:
chelsea 2 man city 1

Olowe Samson Tobi:
Chelsea 3 vs man city 1


Starting line-ups:

Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle; Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, D Luiz, Mikel, Willian, Mata, Eto’o.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Navas, Kolarov, Dzeko, Negredo, Milner, Richards

Recent games

City have won three out of the last four matches between the two teams in all competitions. Chelsea last beat City as far back as December of 2011, with a 2-1 victory at home.

Both sides won their respective Champions League outings in the week against Schalke and CSKA Moscow.

Chelsea's new signing, Samuel Eto'o got on the scoresheet in their 4-1 Premier League win over Cardiff City last weekend. While City showed stupendous form when they out-muscled West Ham at Upton Park, courtesy of a 3-1 win.


Manchester City have been in the headlines all week after their Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow was marred by racist chants by the home fans towards City's black players. Yaya Toure received the brunt of the abuse, and City has laid a formal complaint with UEFA over the incident. Read more here: UEFA to probe CSKA

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho holds an outstanding record at Stamford Bridge: he has never lost a home with the Londoners in his two spells at the club. Mourinho was this week fined for his behavior in a match against Cardiff City last weekend. The Portuguese was sent to the stands in the 69th minute after voicing his frustration to the referee and fourth official. Read more here: FA hit Mourinho with fine.


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