(Man. City-Chelsea 1-0) Kevin De Bruyne (30) increased the distance between league leader Manchester City and table runners-up Chelsea to 13 points with a shoplifting house in Saturday’s big match.
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The stadium clock at 70 minutes played, for De Bruyne. The ball landed at the feet of De Bruyne, who was completely unmarked in the box.
A few tenths later, City’s team captain was on the move towards Chelsea’s goal. Brass Thiago Silva (37) and Croatian Mateo Kovacic (27) both approached, but with a smart body movement, De Bruyne was able to dampen the will to tackle the two and suddenly a hatch appeared to shoot from around 20 meters.
De Bruyne put the right foot on the outside of the ball and screwed it into the far corner for Kepa Arrizabalaga (27). Afterwards, the 30-year-old was able to cheer with his teammates and celebrate a 13-point Premier League lead after 22 of 38 games played.
– It is impossible to catch up, even though there are months left of the season, says TV 2 commentator Øyvind Alsaker.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have played two games less than City. With victories in those settlements, Jürgen Klopp’s red shirts can be six points behind the league leader.
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At the same time, there is nothing to indicate that the City machinery will stop picking three points in the near future. After the deserved 1-0 victory over Chelsea, Pep Guardiola’s team has won 13 straight Premier League settlements.