Chelsea fans and players will remember this day for a long time. The Blues suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their history.
Manchester City annihilated the guests from Stamford Bridge today, beating young goalkeeper Kepa six times. This was a pure demonstration of power and sending of a message to Liverpool.
Unbelievable City and Unbelievable Aguero
After 25 minutes the Citizens were already up 4-0, with Sergio Aguero terrorizing the defense of the visitors. The Argentinian scored three goals today, and with all due respect towards all other players in the Premiership, he is the best individual in the league at the moment. This was also his 11th hat-trick in the Premiership, after which he became the best scorer in the history of the club with 160 goals.
In this 6-0 massacre, Raheem Sterling participated with two scores, while Ilkay Gundogan added one more.
This was sweet revenge for a defeat in the reverse leg when Sky-Blues suffered their first loss since the start of the campaign.
With this triumph, City has the same number of points as Liverpool, but with one game more. Meanwhile, Chelsea fell out from the Champions League zone. The Blues are now 6th in the standings, with 50 points, same as Arsenal, and one fewer than Manchester United who is fourth.
Spurs Hit Foxes
In the opening event of Sunday’s programme, Tottenham defeated Leicester City at Wembley and kept the tempo with Liverpool and terrible Citizens. The final result was 3-1 for the hosts, who pumped up their morale before the game with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League this Wednesday.
Though, despite what many think when seeing the result, it wasn’t easy for Pochettino and his crew. Leicester was a worthy opponent, which made troubles for the London club.
Tottenham got the lead in the 33rd minute when Eriksen assisted Sanchez who hammered the ball into the net with a header. The Foxes had a chance to equalize after exactly one hour of play, but Vardy missed a penalty given by the referee Michael Oliver. To be more precise, Hugo Lloris saved his shot.
The punishment arrived quickly, when Eriksen scored from a distance. It was one of the most beautiful goals of the whole round, if not the best. Still, Leicester refused to go down, and Vardy managed to beat Lloris 15 minutes before the end. The drama started at Wembley as the guests began pressuring, and even got another chance to equalize, but Vardy again missed it.
Spurs’ counter-attack emerged in the middle of Leicester’s dominance and decided this match. Son executed wonderfully after making a 50-yard rush, setting up the final result, 3-1.
Tottenham has 60 points, 5 fewer than the leading duo, but with the same number of matches as Liverpool. Pochettino and the boys somehow managed to get back in the race for the title, without even being noticed. As for the Foxes, they don’t have anything to worry about at the moment. Claude Puel’s team is in the middle, far away from the places which lead to the international scene, and 8 points above the relegation zone.