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February 4, 2014 7:00 AM EST
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 47364‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

The Blues became the first side to win at City since December 2012 with a Branislav Ivanovic strike in the first half

By Peter Staunton at the Etihad

  • Joe Hart
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    Helpless on the goal but made a brilliant early save from Ramires.

  • Vincent Kompany
    0
    0
    2.00

    Vincent Kompany

    Was left exposed as Chelsea consistently picked up possession behind the City midfield and made a few untidy challenges.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    0
    0
    2.00

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Given a thorough examination by Hazard and could not go forward with abandon due to the Belgian's stationing behind him.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    0
    0
    3.00

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Put one on a plate for Toure in a chance that should have opened the scoring and was consistent from attacking spaces.

  • Martín Demichelis
    0
    0
    2.00

    Martín Demichelis

    The counter-attacking pace of Chelsea left him chasing shadows at times in midfield. Gave it away when City needed to retain possession too.

  • Matija Nastasic
    0
    0
    1.50

    Matija Nastasic

    Caught flat-footed on a few occasions and should probably have seen red for his late foul on Oscar.

  • Jesús Navas González
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jesús Navas González

    Bright and accurate with his deliveries, he was again a good outlet for his team-mates.

  • David Silva
    0
    0
    2.00

    David Silva

    Missed two sensational chances which should have turned the game to City's favour and despite his neat link-up play it is for those he will be remembered.

  • Yaya Touré
    0
    0
    2.50

    Yaya Touré

    Threatened to steal the game away from Chelsea in the first half with his dribbling ability and range of passing but faded as the Blues won the midfield battle.

  • Negredo
    0
    0
    1.50

    Negredo

    An off night for the Spain international, he failed with his only real sight of goal early in the first half and his partnership with Dzeko was all too static.

  • Edin Dzeko
    0
    0
    1.50

    Edin Dzeko Flop of the Match

    Appeared leaden-footed in front of goal, where he missed a number of passable opportunities to score.

Substitutions

  • Stevan Jovetic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Stevan Jovetic

    Caused a bit of trouble winning free-kicks but could not make telling contributions in front of goal. Drew a great save late on.

  • Petr Cech
    0
    1
    3.50

    Petr Cech

    Overcame early jitters to make a stunning second-half saves from Silva and Jovetic.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Not one of those nights to be marauding forward but hit a brilliant first-half goal and defended diligently thereafter.

  • David Luiz
    0
    0
    3.50

    David Luiz

    Put energy into Chelsea counters by winning his challenges in the City half and excelled in the midfield duo alongside Matic.

  • Gary Cahill
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary Cahill

    Effective in both boxes with a number of vital blocks and interceptions in front of Cech and hit the post on a corner.

  • John Terry
    0
    0
    3.00

    John Terry

    Played a simple game marshaling the defence around him and extinguishing City threats with little fuss.

  • César Azpilicueta
    0
    0
    2.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Tucked in on the left side of the Chelsea defence and made sure Navas had few options with waspish closing down.

  • Ramires
    0
    1
    4.00

    Ramires

    Efficiently understated display from the ever-willing Brazilian who was positioned optimally every time Chelsea made a breakaway.

  • Eden Hazard
    0
    1
    4.50

    Eden Hazard Top of the Match

    Terrifying is the only word for it. Toyed with the City back four with his panache and confidence. Set up the goal with his ability to dribble and draw in defenders.

  • Nemanja Matić
    0
    0
    3.50

    Nemanja Matić

    Solid display in the heart of midfield from the Serb who not only broke play up but also threatened with his through passes and shooting ability. Hit the post with an expert drive.

  • Willian
    0
    0
    3.00

    Willian

    Occupied the space between midfield and attack well, linking up with Ramires and Hazard. Good threat on the break through the middle.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    0
    0
    3.00

    Samuel Eto'o

    Worked hard and gave Chelsea a decent reference in attack even if he was largely fed scraps. Hit the post with his only real chance.

Substitutions

  • Oscar
    0
    0
    2.00

    Oscar

    Gave the industrious Eto'o a breather and should have provoked a red for Nastasic.

  • John Obi Mikel
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Obi Mikel

    On for injury time.

  • Demba Ba
    0
    0
    2.00

    Demba Ba

    Occupied the clock in added time.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2