Man City rallies for 2-1 win over Chelsea in EPL

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester City came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 and stay within nine points of English Premier League leader Liverpool on Saturday.

All the goals in an end-to-end contest at Etihad Stadium came in the first half as City responded to N'Golo Kante's 21st-minute strike with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.

Raheem Sterling thought he added a third for the defending champions but his injury-time strike was ruled out for offside in a very tight VAR call.

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Sergio Aguero hit the crossbar before halftime but the game ended with concern for City's record scorer after he hobbled off 13 minutes from time.

Chelsea was a constant threat and limited City to 47% possession, according to official statistic supplier Opta. Opta said that was the lowest possession percentage recorded by a side managed by Pep Guardiola in any of his 381 top-flight matches in charge.

Chelsea was leapfrogged in the table by City, which moved into third place.

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