Thursday 30 December 2021
Manchester City on their way to winning the title
Late goal leads Tuchel to victory
In the Premier League championship race, Chelsea FC leaves the feathers. Only in injury time did Tuchel’s side take on Brighton and Hove Albion a troubling equaliser. On the other hand, Guardiola is confidently heading towards defending his title with Manchester City.
A late goal cost Chelsea two important points in the Premier League with coach Thomas Tuchel. The winner of the Champions League came in the evening against Brighton and Hove Albion only with a score of 1: 1 (1: 0). Despite a late setback after a conceded goal by Danny Welbeck (90+1), Chelsea outperformed Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool (41), who surprisingly failed at Leicester City (0:1) on Tuesday, with 42 points. The Reds have played one game less. The biggest winner is Manchester City, who are on course to defend their title with a 1-0 win over Brentford FC with 50 points.
Without national footballer Timo Werner, Chelsea had their first chance through Cesar Azpilicueta in the 17th minute. Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez blocked his attempt from a corner kick to the post. The Spaniard cleared the next header from Antonio Rudiger again. Chelsea took the lead after 11 minutes: Romelu Lukaku won with a free kick from Mason Mount and ran into the far corner to take a 1-0 lead. After the break, the guests pressed a equalizer and Welbeck rewarded him in injury time.
With their 10th win in a row, Manchester City boosted their lead to eight points in the evening. Phil Foden scored the winning goal for Pep Guardiola’s star side in the 16th minute. Without national player Ilkay Gündogan, the Cityzens were initially lucky. Joao Cancelo saved after a corner kick to Brentford with a header before the goal line (15). In contrast, the guest tour. A pass from Kevin De Bruyne turns Foden into 1-0. After the break, Man City missed 2-0 several times. However, the eighth win away from home is no longer in jeopardy.