Chelsea Wins Historic Match at Manchester City

The Manchester City soccer club had never been shut out at home in the previous 61 matches. That streak was snapped on Monday when Chelsea defeated the Citizens 1-0. The one goal was scored by Branislav Ivanovic in the first half of play. Despite having possession 65 percent of the time and having the double amount of Chelsea’s corner kicks, Manchester City couldn’t surpass the Blue’s determination to seize respect and recognition in the Barclays Premier League. What’s even more amazing is that Manchester City was on a 13-game win streak and had scored 72 goals in 18 home matches this season. So to see them get shut out on their own pitch was just an extraordinary effort by Coach Jose Mourinho and his team.

“A victory is a victory but a victory against a very good team is better than against an ordinary team,” said Mourinho. “This is also good for the Champions League because we have big opponents so this is a good feeling and a good experience. Today was special.  We love the big games. When you love it maybe you feel extra-motivated. The best thing for our evolution is to play matches under pressure, to be close to the leaders, and today we came here and played against the leaders and we deserved it.” (Credit:

Chelsea Head Coach Jose Mourinho Credit:
Chelsea Head Coach Jose Mourinho

The former Real Madrid head coach is in his second tenure with the Blues and has led them to an incredible run so far. They are now tied with Manchester City for second place in the league with 53 points and are catching up right behind Arsenal’s tail with a 16-3-5 record. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is also having a great season. He leads his team with nine goals and five assists. This team has been doing great all season and Mourinho is definitely leading them in the right direction like he did in his first coaching tenure with the team. With this quality win against Manchester City, Chelsea could be a steady force later in the season because of their magnificent defense.


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