Chelsea vs Manchester City as it happened – David Luiz impresses as City's undefeated run ends

Harry Latham-Coyle
The Independent

Chelsea inflicted Manchester City‘s first defeat of the season in a compelling contest at Stamford Bridge.

Strikers were conspicuous by their absence, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and City’s Raheem Sterling deployed in the ‘false nine’ position, and the hosts absorbed repeated pressure from Pep Guardiola‘s men before earning a 2-0 win.

Infrequent goalscorer N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea the lead on the stroke of half-time, completing a devastating counter-attack by scoring with the Blues’ first shot of the game, and David Luiz headed in a second 12 minutes from time.

City had been unbeaten in 21 games, since April’s defeat in the Manchester derby, and now sit a point behind Liverpool. Chelsea are third, eight points behind Liverpool. Re-live the action below:

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