In the first half, as Manchester City beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge to put Frank Lampard under pressure, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne all scored in the first half. City shook off a series of positive cases of coronavirus and the infringement of the social distance protocol by Benjamin Mendy to stun the Blues inside the opening 35 minutes in West London with three first-half goals.
Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne scored in Manchester City’s victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Andy Rain/PA)Pep Guardiola’s side extended their streak of 11 unbeaten games in all competitions and now sit fifth in the Premier League. Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne scored a late equalizer for the hosts, but Lampard’s side was outclassed in all ways. On the other hand, Chelsea have lost four of their last six Premier League matches and fallen to eighth in the table. After a fifth straight Premier League victory at Newcastle, Youri Tielemans’ brilliant goal ensured Leicester remained in the title chase. After James Maddison opened the scoring in the 55th minute, Tielemans scored 18 minutes from time. In an otherwise ordinary game that struggled to shine on wintry Tyneside, the Foxes won 2-1, benefiting from two unusual quality characteristics. Guy on a toon. Pic.twitter.com/5kurAVjgRt- Leicester City (@LCFC) January 3, 2021Although it was his clever back pass that helped Maddison to open the scoring, Jamie Vardy wasn’t quite on his game either, being constantly offside. When substitute Andy Carroll scored his first goal for the club in injury time in more than a decade, Newcastle briefly lifted their expectations, but it was too little, too late. Leicester are third in the table, one point behind Liverpool, and have played one more game than the side of Jürgen Klopp.