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Man City 1-0 Chelsea: One more step

Man City's David Silva sends a cross to Bernardo Silva who knocks the ball over the line to give his side a 1-0 lead over Chelsea.

  • Man City holds 75 percent possession
  • City has 43 of 45 home points this season
  • Bernardo Silva scores
  • Chelsea five back of fourth

Silva to Silva and another step closer to silverware.

David Silva assisted Bernardo Silva’s second half goal as Manchester City grew its Premier League lead with a 1-0 win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The lead over second place Liverpool is 18, but would shrink to 16 is Manchester United defeats Crystal Palace on Monday.

The loss keeps Chelsea five points back of the Top Four.

The tired legs that betrayed Arsenal didn’t bother Man City, as the leaders deserved their win over 90 minutes at home.

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City was dominant to start, with Chelsea caged into their own end.

Bernardo Silva drew oohs from the crowd with a 20th minute curling effort that failed to dip hard enough.

Willian supplied a rare chance at the other end, but his shot-cross dragged through the 18.

Leroy Sane had a shot defy Thibaut Courtois but not goal line guarding center back Cesar Azpilicueta.

The 42nd minute saw Aguero offside a second before Nicolas Otamendi slid a ball into the goal.

City broke through when an Andres Christiansen mistake allowed David Silva to cross and Bernardo Silva to make an acrobatic finish.

The hosts looked the better money for the next goal as well, though Marcos Alonso nearly took advantage of Alvaro Morata’s hard work when he swerved a shot outside the far post.

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