In the 70th minute, Kevin De Bruyne netted the game’s only goal with a great run and finish, looping a shot from the edge of the box past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
71. Against his former club! ?@DeBruyneKev turns and drives at goal with passing options to his left and right, those options quickly closed off and he was left with no choice but to shoot – and boy did he shoot! ?
? 1-0 ? #ManCity
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 15, 2022
It was a game with limited chances, but the hosts controlled the game and had the tactical edge when it mattered most to win.
The Pep Guardiola side has now moved 13 points ahead of Chelsea at the top of the table, thereby eliminating Chelsea’s title ambitions.
City’s next Premier League match is against Southampton next Saturday.
While Chelsea will play at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday against Brighton and Hove Albion.