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Conte admits Chelsea got lucky

21:45 GMT+3 03/12/2016
Antonio Conte
The Blues boss has acknowledged that his side were fortunate to beat title rivals Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday after staging an impressive comeback

Antonio Conte has voiced his delight with Chelsea's 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City, but has admitted they were fortunate to emerge victorious at the Etihad Stadium.

An own goal from Gary Cahill saw City go 1-0 up shortly before the interval and Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne were presented with fine chances to double their lead after the break.

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Neither managed to find the net, though, allowing Chelsea to fight back in the final 30 minutes to grab the win, with Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard on target.

"It is a big win and a big result against a really strong team," Conte told Chelsea TV.

"With the quality of players in their squad, I think City are the most complete team in this league. For this reason, I am pleased with the result, and with the players. They showed great character.

"We were lucky at the start of the second half because there was one crossbar, and also a good save from Thibaut that kept the score at 1-0.

"Then we found great strength to score the goal to equalise, and then to score the second and the third goal.

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"It is fantastic because I repeat, it is not easy to come here and win this game.

"Now we have to continue. We are playing good football, we have confidence, but it is important to continue to work and improve. There is room to improve."