Chelsea scored in each half on Saturday to beat Manchester City 2-0 and help Liverpool get some breathing space at the top of the EPL table.
N’Golo Kante scored the first goal in the 45th minute with an assist by Eden Hazard to gift the hosts a crucial goal before halftime. City had the chance to score an early goal in the ninth minute but Raheem Sterling wasted the chance. The Citizens had one more chance through Leroy Sane but he hit it directly at Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Chelsea goalkeeper who replaced Thibaut Courtois this offseason.
In the second half, City continued their possessive game, made occasional shots but their hopes for an equalizer were thwarted in the 78th minute when defender David Luiz made it two for the Blues with a fantastic header.
Just one minute earlier, City had Kyle Walker’s free-kick saved by Kepa and Luiz goal completely demoralized them. With the win, Chelsea are third in the league, one spot behind Chelsea and two behind Liverpool who won their game against Bournemouth 4-0 thanks to a hat-trick by Salah.
Saturday was also a beautiful day for Manchester United who scored four past Fulham to renew their hopes for a top four spot this season. Another win came at the Emirates Stadium after a late goal by Lucas Torreira gave the hosts a 1-0 win against Huddersfield.