Raheem Sterling gave the house aspect the lead simply earlier than half-time at an empty Etihad Stadium however Hakim Ziyech levelled and Marcos Alonso bundled within the winner within the dying seconds.
Metropolis could possibly be topped champions earlier than they play once more. Second-placed Manchester United face three matches earlier than Guardiola’s males are subsequent in motion, towards Newcastle on Friday.
Because it occurred: Man Metropolis vs Chelsea
The purpose lifts Chelsea into third spot, six away from fifth-placed West Ham with simply three video games to go.
Thomas Tuchel’s in-form workforce ended Metropolis’s desires of a historic quadruple by beating them within the FA Cup semi-final final month they usually as soon as extra proved tough opponents.
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Metropolis, who’ve an enormous 13-point benefit over second-placed Manchester United, are sure to win their third Premier League title in 4 years however should now look ahead to it to be confirmed.
Pep Guardiola made 9 modifications from the aspect that noticed off Paris Saint-Germain within the second leg of the Champions League semi-final in midweek, with Ederson and Ruben Dias the one gamers to maintain their locations.
Chelsea made 5 modifications following their conquer Actual Madrid.
The house aspect dominated possession within the early levels, with Ferran Torres firing over after a thrust down the best and Benjamin Mendy taking pictures large.
Raheem Sterling was booked within the twelfth minute after catching Timo Werner along with his studs however the punishment might have been worse.
Werner had the ball within the internet simply after the half-hour however he was properly offside and Sterling had a shot on the different finish however clear-cut probabilities had been at a premium.
Ziyech examined Ederson within the Metropolis purpose because the half-time break neared however moments later the house aspect had been forward.
Gabriel Jesus shrugged off Andreas Christensen to interrupt into the world. He squared, searching for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine’s contact was poor however Sterling was available to tuck residence.
Metropolis ought to have been 2-0 in first-half stoppage time however Aguero paid the value for trying a Panenka penalty that was simply saved by Edouard Mendy, drawing the ire of Guardiola.
Jesus gained the spot-kick when he was bundled over by Billy Gilmour.
Because the second half wore on the guests began to ascertain a foothold they usually equalised simply after the hour when Rodri misplaced possession on the midway line.
Chelsea broke down the best and Cesar Azpilicueta picked out Ziyech simply outdoors the world. The Moroccan drilled a low shot into the underside nook.
Guardiola threw on Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden for Torres and Aguero as his aspect went seeking the win.
Chelsea substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi had the ball within the internet with about 10 minutes to go however the purpose was dominated out for a marginal offside.
The end was frantic. Sterling had a penalty enchantment turned down and Alonso then grabbed a last-gasp winner after an help from Werner.
Tuchel has remodeled Chelsea’s fortunes since changing Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January, shedding simply two matches on his approach to the FA Cup remaining and Champions League remaining.
Their remaining three league matches are towards Arsenal, Leicester — their FA Cup remaining opponents — and Aston Villa however they may now be strongly fancied to qualify for the Champions League for the third season in a row.