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Manchester City beat Chelsea in eight-goal friendly thriller

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City came out on top against Chelsea. (©GettyImages)
City came out on top against Chelsea. (©GettyImages).

Manchester City overcame Chelsea for the second time in the space of three days, ending their post-season tour of the United States with an emphatic 5-3 victory.

In a game that was high on entertainment but low on defensive quality, the Premier League runners-up defeated the recently crowned Europa League champions in this eight-goal thriller.

Gareth Barry opened the scoring in just the third minute, before Samir Nasri doubled the managerless Citizens' lead, following a well-taken chipped finish past the outrushing Hilario in the Chelsea goal.

Still seaming from their 4-3 defeat at the hands of City in St Louis on Thursday, Chelsea halved the deficit less than a minute after the restart, when Brazilian midfielder Ramires rounded substitute goalkeeper Richard Wright to make it 2-1.

City regained their two-goal advantage through James Milner, when the midfielder exchanged a one-two with Edin Dzeko before unleashing a low-drive into the bottom corner, before Ramires scored his and Chelsea's second goal in the 69th minute.

Nasri made it 4-2 with another impressive finish before Chelsea hit back again via a Juan Mata free-kick to leave the scores tentatively poised at 4-3 at the Yankee Stadium in New York.

However, Dzeko wrapped up the victory with a stunning 25-yard strike, sending the 39,462 strong crowd home happy after another enjoyable encounter between the two Premier League sides.

Watch highlights of the friendly between Manchester City and Chelsea in the video below, and feel free to comment on your favourite goal in the message box provided!

 

 

 

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