Manchester City vs. Chelsea – Football Match Report – May 21, 2023
Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title on Sunday, beating Chelsea 1-0 with an early purpose by Julian Alvarez within the workforce’s dwelling finale at a solar-drenched Etihad Stadium.
Treble-chasing City, who wrapped up the title when Arsenal have been overwhelmed by Nottingham Forest on Saturday, have received 12 successive video games within the high flight.
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They have 88 factors from 36 video games, seven greater than Arsenal who’ve performed 37 video games. Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are twelfth with 43 factors and one recreation remaining.
Alvarez scored within the twelfth minute for a largely a second-string City facet, slipping the ball beneath goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from a cross by Kyle Walker. He had one other purpose chalked off for a handball within the construct-up.
With nothing on the road on Sunday and two big video games on the horizon — the FA Cup and Champions League finals — Pep Guardiola left his huge weapons together with purpose-scoring machine Erling Haaland on the bench for many of the recreation. City nonetheless dominated, proving they’re a nicely-oiled machine it doesn’t matter what components the mastermind supervisor has to work with.
City have been topped champions for the third season in a row and fifth in six years a day sooner than anticipated when Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat doused any hopes the Londoners had of catching them.
The temper on Sunday was festive. Chelsea sportingly gave the City gamers, who had watched the Arsenal recreation collectively the earlier night, a guard of honour earlier than kickoff whereas hundreds of followers rushed onto the sector after the ultimate whistle.
Haaland was a late substitute and didn’t lengthen his report of 36 targets in a single Premier League season.