Carlos does a favour

The Premier League produced some outstanding goals this weekend which included 2 long-range efforts from Scholes and Darron Gibson and the Wolves game producing an outstanding 35 yarder from Nenad Milijas. Charles N'Zogbia meanwhile, showed what he can do with his left foot.

But the prime show was to be played late, and how entertaining it turned out to be! The ManCity versus Chelsea match showed how capable ManCity are of beating the big teams and maybe breaking into the top four. Chelsea's meagre defence, which had not conceded even a single goal against ManUtd, Arsenal and Liverpool conceded 2 at Eastlands which could have been more. The home team suffered an early setback after Adebayor conceded an own goal after Shay Given's heroic saves. But after going behind, ManCity never looked behind! They dominated Chelsea for rest of the half and Adebayor managed to pull off a goal before half-time in somewhat controversial circumstances.

In the second half too, ManCity came out all guns blazing which was evident in their attacking play. On 56 minutes, a free-kick on the edge of the area did the trick for ManCity. Carlos Tevez, the former Manchester United striker side-footed the ball into the net although Cech might have or should have saved it. The former Manchester United striker, who made a shock revelation few weeks ago that he would quit football if Argentina won the next year's World Cup, was ecstatic after scoring the goal which turned out to be the winning goal. Although Chelsea should have equalised after Drogba was tripped by Nedum Onuaha in the box on 80 minutes. Frank Lampard stepped up to take the penalty, but to the Chelsea fans' horror, Shay Given saved the penalty and denied Chelsea the equalizer which could have given Chelsea some hopes of taking all the 3 points. ManCity somehow held on for the remaining 10 minutes, although Tevez could have made it 3 if he'd spotted a pass to Adebayor who was almost open on goal.

After 5 minutes of injury-time, ManCity secured their 1st win after 7 consecutive league draws which has now given them a huge boost in morale of cracking into the top four. ManCity's next five matches include 2 tough away fixtures to Bolton and Tottenham, while 2 relatively comfortable home games against Sunderland and Stoke followed by an away game against Wolves. They should secure atleast 13 points out of the possible 15 if they can maintain this type of football at least over the next five matches which will give Liverpool a serious headache.
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