Premier League: Man City beat Chelsea, Liverpool keep on winning

Defending champions Manchester City are back to winning ways as they came from behind at home to defeat Chelsea 2-1. City leapfrog the Blues into third on the table with goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.

N’golo Kante put the visitors ahead on 21 minutes following a well timed run into the box to strike past Ederson.

Kevin de Bruyne drew Pep Guardiola’s side level before the half hour mark. The Belgian’s shot from outside the box was deflected by Kurt Zouma to wrong foot goalkeeper Kepa Arizabalaga.

Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Man City

Riyad Mahrez gave the defending champions the lead on 37 minutes with a lovely dribble on his left foot before bending the ball out of reach of Kepa. It’s the Algerian’s 49th goal in the Premier League.

Raheem Sterling scored late in the second half but was deemed to have come from an offside position by VAR.

League leaders Liverpool extend their unbeaten run to 30 games with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The reds were fortunate not to be down at half time as VAR spotted an infringement before James Tomkins had headed home for the Eagles.

A left-footed strike from Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead four minutes after the break. The Eagles remained a threat and it was their playmaker Wilfred Zaha who will peg them back on the 81st minute.

The winning goal came moments later through Roberto Firmino who shot past Guaita after a scramble in the Palace box. The Reds stay on top with 37 points from a possible 39.

Leicester City remain 8 points behind the leader in second as they picked 2-0 win away at Brighton. The Foxes took the lead courtesy Ayoze Perez on the 64th minute. Jamie Vardy later wrapped it up for Brendan Rodgers’ side with a well-taken penalty.

Liverpool are unbeaten in 30 Premier League games dating back to January 2019.

Wolves were 2-1 winners away to Bournemouth, Norwich defeated Everton at Goodison and Burnley mauled Watford 3-0 at Vicrage Road. Arsenal needed Alexandre Lacazette to pull them back twice to salvage a point at home to Southampton.

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