Manchester City Vs. Chelsea Score: Live Updates From Premier League Top Of The Table Showdown

A sublime Kevin De Bruyne goal helped Man City seal a 1-0 win over Chelsea and go 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The win means City have won 12 consecutive Premier League games, and a virtually unassailable lead at the top of the table.

In what was a largely tense affair at the Etihad Stadium, Chelsea were on the back foot for large periods but defended resolutely throughout. During the opening half-hour, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta were called upon to clear dangerous crosses inside their own box as City knocked on the door.

De Bruyne saw an effort saved before Phil Foden danced through the Chelsea defence but saw no team-mates anywhere near his pullback across the six-yard box.

The home side should have gone into the interval ahead as Chelsea were caught in possession in their own half and Jack Grealish sent through, but Kepa Arrizabalaga rushed off his line to make a superb save to deny the £100 million man.

Chelsea almost took the lead straight after half-time with their first shot of the match. Mateo Kovacic picked up a loose ball and fed Romelu Lukaku down the middle, but his effort was well-saved by Ederson. The rebound fell for Hakim Ziyech who blazed over from 18-yards.

The eventual City winner was always on the cards as the game grew into its closing stages. De Bruyne saw a free kick saved before Sterling flashed a shot wide from the edge of the box.

Then came a moment of brilliance. With 20 minutes left to play, De Bruyne received a pass from Joao Cancelo and spun away from N’Golo Kante, evading the Frenchman’s attempt to bring him down. He drove in-field from the left and looked to offload a pass into the box. With no options on, he superbly bent the ball into the far corner, leaving Kepa with no chance.

Chelsea couldn’t reply as City held on to claim victory, leaving their nearest Premier League challengers Liverpool with an almost insurmountable challenge of catching them on their quest for the title.

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