Sunday, 24 February 2013

City still in the title race, Newcastle thump Southampton 4-2:

Manchester City closed the gap at the top of the EPL table down to 12 points on local rivals Manchester United with a comfortable 2-0 home win against 3rd placed Chelsea.

Manchester City 2 Chelsea 0

Defensive midfielder Yaya Toure and Argentinan striker Carlos Tevez scored the goals for City as they won a vital match at home to ensure that they do not lose more ground on the EPL title. 

Placed into the corner: Yaya Toure broke the deadlock for City in the 63rd minute.

Back with a bang: Manchester City defensive midfielder Yaya Toure celebrates his goal against Chelsea.
Bullet: Carlos Tevez scores to double City's lead in the 85th minute.

Vital 3 points: Tevez celebrates his goal with team-mate James Milner.

Frank Lampard had a penalty well saved by England's no.1 goalkeeper Joe Hart before both goals in the 52nd minute, and Chelsea did not get the job done.

Rare: Lampard stepped up to take a penalty for Chelsea, but his shot was well saved by Joe Hart.

Denied: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart did well to keep the score at 0-0.

Newcastle United 4 Southampton 2