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Horror Nastasic mistake gives Chelsea the win

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El Nino scored the winning goal. (©GettyImages)
El Nino scored the winning goal. (©GettyImages).

A horror mistake from Matija Nastasic resulted in Fernando Torres' last-minute goal that earned Chelsea a vital 2-1 victory against Manchester City.

The home side started better and opened the scoring in the 33rd minute thanks to Andre Schurrle.

Sergio Aguero scored a cracking goal early on in the second half, which was denied by a last-minute goal from Fernando Torres.

As the referee blew the whistle, Chelsea started bright and could have scored as early as in the third minute, but Gary Cahill's shot went into row z.

After that Manchester City started to play their game, with David Silva finding the open spaces in the Blues' defence.

Yet they didn't manage to make a clear chance and in the 28th minute Fernando Torres came close to punish the Citizens, but after collecting Ramires' chipped cross, his volley went over the bar from around 12 yards.

Four minutes later, Torres payed off his mistake. After some terrific work outside of the box, El Nino crossed the ball to Andre Schurrle, who tapped in the ball from close range.

The German winger netted again after scoring a hat-trick for Germany against Sweden earlier this month.

A few minutes later again Torres was in the mix and he could have doubled Chelsea's lead with an absolutely stunning goal, but it hit the crossbar.

Late in the first half, Petr Cech saved a strong shot from Sergio Aguero, who was trying to keep City's hopes alive.

As the second half started, Manchester City pressed the hosts and in the 48th minute Sergio Aguero had a powerful, first-time shot, sending the ball to the back of the net.

Three minutes later, Javi Garcia could have made the comeback full, but his header from David Silva's set-piece went straight into Petr Cech's arms.

Then the game's tempo started to slow down in the final few minutes, with the pinnacle of them- Torres' goal.

It all started with a couple of inaccurate passes, resulting to Willian's clearance.

The ball into City's half and from there Nastasic headed the ball to the upcoming Joe Hart.

The Serbian defender didn't see his team-mate and headed the ball.

Torres then ran from behind, reached the ball and scored from a tight angle to make it 2-1.

A few minutes later, Howard Webb blew the final whistle, leaving Manchester City pointless from there trip to Stamford Bridge.

This win for Chelsea propels them to second place, two points behind league leaders Arsenal and four points ahead of seven-placed Man City.


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