City made to wait for Premier League title after losing at home to Chelsea

Marcos Alonso's stoppage-time winner saw Chelsea earn a last-gasp 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso celebrates scoring Chelsea's winner over Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City will have to wait a little longer to be crowned Premier League champion after it was beaten 2-1 at home by Chelsea on Saturday.

City, which made nine changes for the game, could still secure the title this weekend if second-placed Manchester United loses at Aston Villa on Sunday. With three games left to play Pep Guardiola' side is 13 points ahead of United, which has five games remaining. United has three games coming up in five days, and even if it wins all three City would win the title by beating Newcastle on Friday.

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Saturday's game also offered something of a preview of the Champions League final between the two sides, although both Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel left out key players.

Raheem Sterling put City ahead in the 44th minute, sneaking in front of Sergio Aguero to connect with a low ball from Gabriel Jesus, who had bustled past Andreas Christensen. Within two minutes City had a chance to double that lead from the penalty spot, but Sergio Aguero's soft chip down the middle ended in embarassment as it was easily saved by Edouard Mendy.

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City players celebrate Raheem Sterling's goal against Chelsea on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

 

Chelsea drew level through a low drive from Hakim Ziyech in the 63rd minute, and then had efforts from Timo Werner and Callum Hudson-Odoi ruled out for offside.

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City felt it should have had another penalty when Sterling went down in the box with Kurt Zouma behind him. But Tuchel's team went on to grab a late winner through with Marcos Alonso's scuffed shot floating past Ederson.

Chelsea beat City in the semi-final of the FA Cup on April 17 and will face the side again in May 29th's Champions League final.

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