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Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City: Kante and Luiz bring Pep Guardiola's unbeaten run crashing down

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Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City: N'Golo Kante and David Luiz bring Pep Guardiola's unbeaten run crashing down as City surrender league top spotChelsea dug in at Stamford Bridge to inflict the first domestic loss of the season on Manchester City N'Golo Kante opened the scoring on the cusp of half-time with a powerful, side-footed effort on goal David Luiz doubled the scoring for the home side after rising highest to direct a corner ball into the far corner The defeat sees City surrender their lead at the top of the Premier League table to rivals Liverpool 

The wheels finally came off Pep Guardiola's juggernaut, as Manchester City slipped to their first domestic defeat of the season and surrendered their Premier League top spot.

N'Golo Kante's powerful, side-footed effort crashed into the roof of the City goal on the cusp of half-time, and it was the Blues who would take to the second period in the ascendancy.

David Luiz rose highest to meet Eden Hazard's whipped corner, nudging a header up and over Ederson across the goal and into the back of the net.

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David Luiz rose highest and towered above John Stones to direct Eden Hazard's corner on target to make it 2-0 to Chelsea

Manchester City players braced themselves after realising Luiz got first to the ball and won the header in a dangerous area

The Brazilian landed back down on the turf to see his looping header beat his compatriot Ederson in the City goal

Luiz immediately burst away in celebration after doubling Chelsea's lead and putting his side in the driving seat

Realising his effort had hit the back of the net, Luiz made a beeline for team-mate Eden Hazard who had whipped in the corner

The defender roared in unison with the home supporters and powered into a knee slide with Ross Barkley in tow

Ederson and his City defenders were left dejected after going two goals behind with only 12 minutes of regular time left

Earlier, N'Golo Kante found himself in a perfect position on the edge of the area to smash the ball home for a 1-0 lead

The diminutive Frenchman was in an advanced position and side-footed a powerful effort into the roof of the opposition goal

Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson attempted to block the ball, but Kante's fizzing effort was already past him

The midfielder wheeled away in celebration after breaking the deadlock against Pep Guardiola's men

Cezar Azpilicueta grabbed Kante in mid-run as Chelsea players quickly headed to flock around the unlikely goalscorer

Passion overspilled in the stands as Chelsea supporters relished the moment as their side took the lead in the crunch match

Leroy Sane had the game's first opportunity to break the deadlock after being played through, but took the ball too wide

The German got a shot off on goal but the angle was against him and the ball ended up nestled in the side netting

At the other end Brazilian Willian was left with his head in his hands ruing a missed opportunity for the home side

David Luiz was left shaken up and needed attention on the touchline after being clattered in the air by Raheem Sterling

N'Golo Kante quickly adopted his trademark tireless work ethic as he harried Fernandhino in hope of winning the ball back

City wasted no time in pouncing on the threat of Chelsea's talisman Eden Hazard as the game got under way

The Belgian winger was brought down in the opening stages under the challenge of Fabian Delph

Jorginho threw himself straight into the action and leapt for an aerial ball with City forward Raheem Sterling

The battle soon continued between the pair as Sterling received the ball centrally and brushed off the challenge of Jorginho

The atmosphere was cranked up inside Stamford Bridge as the two teams took to the turf on Saturday afternoon

Managers Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri warmly greeted each other on the touchline as they waited for kick-off


Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 65), Pedro, Hazard (Giroud 90), Willian (Loftus-Cheek 74)

Subs not used: Fabregas, Caballero, Christensen, Emerson Palmieri

Scorers: Kante 45, David Luiz 78

Booked: Jorginho, Pedro

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Silva (Gundogan 68), Mahrez (Foden 84), Sterling, Sane (Gabriel Jesus 53)

Subs not used: Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi, Muric

Referee: Michael Oliver



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