Man City 1-2 Chelsea: Chelsea put Man City's title win on hold as Aguero misses penalty (Match Highlights)
|Timo Werner, Reece James and Marcos Alonso pictured celebrating Chelsea's dramatic win over Man City at the Etihad Stadium. (Photo credit: @Chelseafc via Twitter)|
Edouard Mendy calmly saved Sergio Aguero's audacious panenka penalty as Chelsea put Manchester City's inevitable Premier League title win on hold after coming from behind to beat City at Etihad stadium.
Raheem Sterling scored to give City the lead with a close-range strike just before half time.
The home side needed three points to be declared Premier League champions for the seventh time and went into the break with a lead.
Though City had a chance to double their lead from the spot a few minutes after they took the lead when Billy Gilmour tripped Gabriel Jesus in the box.
But Aguero decided to chip Mendy who saved easily to embarrass the Argentine forward.
Sergio Aguero took to Twitter to apologize for the penalty miss
I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty. It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility.— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) May 8, 2021
Aguero rued the miss later as Chelsea fought back after the break and equalised when Hakim Ziyech struck from the edge of the box after he was teed up by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Thomas Tuchel's side had the ball at the back of the net twice but both goals were ruled out for offside before Marcos Alonso gave them the victory in injury time when Timo Werner found him in the box with a low cross.
This was Chelsea's second victory over Man City in the last three weeks after their win in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley in April.
The two clubs will battle again in the final of the Champions League at the end of May in Istanbul.
This win have boosted Chelsea's top-four hopes and will also give them a psychological boost and confidence as Thomas Tuchel prepare to face Pep Guardiola in the Champions League final.
Both managers gave some of their regulars a much-needed rest with Guardiola making nine changes to the side that beat PSG in the champions league on Tuesday, while Thomas Tuchel made five changes to the team that knocked out Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Hopefully, the two sides will give us a better spectacle than when they meet again in few weeks.