September 14, 2008

Chelsea Defeated Manchester City 3-1, Despite Robinho’s Debut Goal for City

Robinho scored in his premier league debut tonight, but Chelsea strolled to an easy 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Eastlands thanks to strikes from Ricardo Carvalho, Frank Lampard and Nicolas Anelka. Robinho opened scoring in the match as he put Manchester City ahead on the 13th minute, but Chelsea needed only three minutes to clinch an equalizer thanks to Ricardo Carvalho. The first half ended in 1-1 stalemate, but Chelsea took lead just eight minutes into the second half when Frank Lampard scored the second goal for Chelsea.

However, the match was still close and either side had chances too. It was Anelka who ensured three points for Chelsea scoring a 69-minute goal making the score line 3-1. However, the West London club suffered a big blow when Captain John Terry was sent off in the 77th minute- meaning the English defender will miss Chelsea’s next two premier league matches.

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