Photos: Man City hand Chelsea initiative after shock home defeat

Photos: Manchester City hand initiative to Chelsea after a 1-0 loss to Stoke City at The Etihad

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man City

Manchester City handed Chelsea early initiative in the Premier League title race after a surprise 1-0 loss to Stoke City at The Etihad.

The Citizens struggled to break down a dogged Potters side in the first half as Stevan Jovetic failed to repeat his goal-scoring heroics from City’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday.

Mark Hughes, who was returning to The Etihad after being sacked by City in 2010, secured a famous victory over his former club thanks to Mame Biram Diouf.

The former Manchester United striker dealt a blow to the Red Devils’s rivals after the Norwegian netted a fine solo effort with 20 minutes remaining at The Etihad.

“I’ve been working so hard, I tried just to stay on my feet and keep on going. We will enjoy this win, it is a big one,” Diouf told BBC Sport.

Here is a selection of the best photos from Eastlands as the reigning Premier League champions suffer an early-season blow to their title hopes.



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