Chelsea beats Man City 1-0 in title showdown

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Chelsea beats Man City 1-0 in EPL showdown
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Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic scores the first goal of the game for his side during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Monday Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- - Chelsea neutralized the Premier League's most rampant attack in beating title rival Manchester City 1-0 on Monday, with Branislav Ivanovic's first-half goal ending the deposed leaders' 100 percent winning record at home.

Ivanovic lashed home a fierce 25-yard shot in the 31st minute to cap a brilliant counter-attacking display by the visitors, who defended supremely against a team that has already scored 115 goals this season in all competitions.

It was first time City failed to score at home in the league since November 2010 - a streak of 61 matches - and the hosts were lucky not to lose by an even bigger margin, with Chelsea hitting the goal frame three times.

Chelsea drew level on points with second-place City, leaving Arsenal with a two-point lead.

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