Chelsea cruised past rivals Leceister City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to seal 3 crucial points & bounce back to winning ways after 2 consecutive loses. Chelsea lost the reverse fixture 2-0 at Kingpower Stadium to Leceister City & recently were beaten 1-0 by the Foxes at Wembly Stadium to lose their second consecutive FA Cup finals. Chelsea thought they had scored the opener in the 35th minute through Timo Werner but his goal was disallowed by the VAR due to handball in the build up to force a goalless draw at the break.
Chelsea rallied for a victory in the second half & Antonio Rudiger scored just 2 minutes into the game to gift the host a one goal advantage before Timo Werner won a penalty in the 66th minute. Jorghino stepped up to slot in the penalty & double the lead for Chelsea before Kelechi Iheanacho became the first Player in Premier League history to score in every day of the week in a single season after his stunning goal in the 76th minute. After the 2-1 victory, Chelsea climbed up to position 3 in the Premier League with 67 points while Leceister City dropped to position 4 with 66 points.
Manchester City were stunned at Amex Stadium after Brighton came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the match at fulltime 3-2. Manchester City had won all their previous 8 meetings successively against Brighton ahead of the fixture hence they opened the scoring early in 2nd minute through Ilkay Gundogan who was assisted by Maharez. The Crowned Champions were reduced to 10 men in the 10th minute after Cancelo received a red card for holding, although Phil Foden scored in the 48th minute to gift Man city a 2 goals cushion. Brighton took advantange of the numbers & pulled one goal back in the 50th minute through Trossard before Webster & Burn scored in 4 minutes to gift the hosts a 3-2 victory. After the 3-2 win, Brighton climbed up to position 15 with 41 points while Manchester City remained at the top of the summitt with 83 points.
Manchester United extended their winless run at home in the Premier League to 3 matches after drawing 1-1 at Old Trafford against Fulham. Manchester United opened the scoring in the 15th minute through Edinson Cavani before Joe Bryan equalized in the 76th minute for Fulham to force a 1-1 draw at fulltime. Manchester United have now registered 11 draws, 20 victories & 6 loses in their 37 Premier League fixtures with a goal difference of positive 28 after scoring 71 goals & conceding 43 goals. After the 1-1 draw, Manchester United climbed up to position 2 in the Premier League with 71 points while Fulham remained in position 18 with 28 points.
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