Football NewsPep Guardiola’s strategy worked and they won in London
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Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal in the match against Chelsea. It was the moment that defined the season so far for Manchester City.


Pep Guardiola could do things for Manchester City

Manchester City put in their best performance of the season so far as they beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Gabriel Jesus scored the game’s only goal, but it was a terrific all-round display by Pep Guardiola’s side, led by the likes of Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish. The first half saw a total of zero shots on target for both teams, but it was City that were the dominant force. Their pressing was too much for Chelsea, who were camped inside their own half for the majority of the first 45 minutes.

After the break it looked like we were going to see more of the same, as City came flying out of the blocks but were unable to find a way past Edouard Mendy, who had a great individual performance. In the 53rd minute, though, Gabriel Jesus gave City the breakthrough they had been looking for. Kevin De Bruyne took a short corner that ended up falling at the feet of Cancelo, whose shot at goal only went as far as Jesus. The Brazilian, with a crowd of Chelsea players around him, managed to spin and get a shot away at goal, which was deflected and went into the bottom left corner to give City a deserved lead.


Staying away from the attacking line

That goal forced Chelsea to start trying to attack, having been toothless for the previous 53 minutes, but they were unable to ever truly test Ederson. In fact, by the end of the game, they had managed a total of five shots and got zero on target. Chelsea was not the best in the game against Pep Guardiola. Spanish coach won the personal battle against Tuchel.