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Matt Verri and Nizaar Kinsella

Chelsea FC 0-1 Manchester City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Chelsea vs Manchester City - LIVE!

Riyad Mahrez came off the bench to score the only goal of the match as Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. After Arsenal’s goalless draw with Newcastle earlier in the week, the chance was there for Pep Guardiola’s side to cut the gap to the Gunners at the top, and they did just that as Mahrez moved them to within five points of the Premier League leaders.

Chelsea were forced into two changes before 20 minutes had been played at Stamford Bridge, Raheem Sterling forced off against his former club with an apparent hamstring injury before Christian Pulisic trudged off shortly afterwards. That did not dishearten the Blues though and they were the better side for much of the half.

City offered very little in the first-half but they flew out of the blocks and made a brilliant start to the second. The goal felt inevitable and it came just after the hour mark, City’s two changes in wide areas combining. Grealish played a brilliant first-time ball across the face of goal, and Mahrez was there at the back post for the simplest of finishes.

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