Chelsea was up against Manchester City last night (Wednesday) at their home ground Stamford Bridge. Everyone expected a thriller game and it did prove to be that as both the team managed to score one goal each in first 30 minutes of the game. Chelsea was determined to not allow Manchester City to take even on point from the game. The area of the match was Chelsea’s Eden Hazard as he scored twice in the first half to help Chelsea get all the three points from the game.
The match started at a great pace as both the teams tried to stamp their authority on the match by scoring the first goal. But it was Chelsea who got better of their arch rival. They scored the opener in the 10 minute of the match.
Hazard shoots the ball with the inside of his right foot and though his effort was not well struck and lacked power, the slightest of deflections off Kompany’s forehead was enough to deceive Willy Caballero, the Manchester City goalkeeper.
The city did not sit after that. They continued to put pressure on Chelsea’s goal and they got the result from the attacks. City managed to level the score line in the 26th minute of the game as their star striker Sergio Aguero scored the goal. Courtois saved the strike from David Silva, but the rebound fell to Aguero and he was not going to miss an open goal from such a close distance. He put the score to 1-1.
Chelsea replied to this goal by putting another one in the net to make the score line 2-1. This time also Hazard stepped up to score the goal via the penalty spot. Cesc Fabregas threaded the pass through to Pedro on the left flank. He jinked back onto his right foot but Fernandinho hanged out a foot which brought him down which made the referee to point to the spot.
There was a lot of drama as city players believed that the decision was too harsh. But Hazard stepped up and scored from the spot to give the vital lead for Chelsea which was enough for Chelsea to seal the three points from the game.
City tried a lot to score another one and draw the match but Chelsea defense was too strong for them. This win will give the Chelsea three important points. Now they are 7 points clear of the top from the second placed Tottenham who managed to win last night.
With only 8 games remaining for Chelsea, they could not afford to loose another one. They have to win six games to ensure that they have the title.