—END OF LOAD TAG—>
|Ricardo Carvalho (Salomon Kalou, 69)|
|Joe Cole (Daniel Sturridge, 61)|
|John Obi Mikel (Juliano Belletti, 60)|
|Wayne Bridge (Roque Santa Cruz, 78)|
|Adam Johnson, A (Shaun Wright-Phillips, 60)|
|Nigel de Jong|
|Carlos Tevez (Silvio Sylvinho, 90)|
Full time:CHELSEA 2-4 MAN CITY A stunning game at the Bridge, and one that really shakes up the title race.
CHELSEA 2-4 MAN CITY: LAMPARD sends Given the wrong way from the spot to net a consolation for Chelsea.
Anelka goes down in the area - penalty to Chelsea.
CHELSEA 1-4 MAN CITY City break yet again and City find themselves 4 on 2, Wright-Phillips lays the ball across to BELLAMY, who converts from three yards.
Drogba fires in a free-kick that is well saved by Given. Chelsea are doing quite well with nine men!
Chelsea are falling apart. A reckless challenge from Ballack sees him recieve a second yellow card from Mike Dean.
Bridge jogs off to be replaced by Roque Santa Cruz.
CHELSEA 1-3 MAN CITY: TEVEZ fires low into the bottom corner. A real shock here at the Bridge.
Belleti sees red for the foul.
Belletti trips Barry in the area - Penalty to City!
City are defending manfully at the moment as Ballack sees a long range effort saved by Given.
Ricardo Carvalho comes off for Salomon Kalou. Attacking change by Chelsea.
Michael Ballack is booked for dissent.
Bellamy nearly breaks free again but his touch lets him down and Ivanovic can get back and clear.
It's handbags time as Tevz and Terry sqaure up to each other. Referee Mike Dean sensibly calms things down and gives them both a warning.
To make it a hat-trick of subs, Daniel Sturridge comes on for Joe Cole.
Juliano Belletti replaces John Obi Mikel.
Shaun Wright-Phillips comes on for Adam Johnson.
Branislav Ivanovic is booked for a foul on Barry.
There is a stunned silence at Stamford Bridge. This could be a massive day in the title race with City doing United a huge favour.
CHELSEA 1-2 MAN CITY: Silence at the Bridge as BELLAMY breaks forward from the half-way line and takes on Mikel before firing low past Hilario. Great goal.
Bridges' free-kick thumps the wall and is cleared.
Pablo Zabaleta also sees yellow for dissent.
John Terry is booked for a late challenge on Johnson, free-kick in a dangerous position for City.
We are off again at the Bridge.
Thats half-time. A breathless end ot the half at Stamford Bridge.
GOAL! CHELSEA 1-1 MAN CITY: Stamford Brisge is stunned! Chelsea give the ball away and City break clear, TEVEZ has two defenders around him but scuffs a shot that somehow rolls past Hilario.
GOAL CHELSEA 1-0 MAN CITY: Joe Cole plays the ball through to LAMPARD, who fires home low past Given.
Nicolas Anelka cuts in from the left and blasts in a goal-bound effort, but it hits Frank Lampard and bounces away, more frustration for Chelsea.
Ivanovic does well down the right, his crossed reaches Joe Cole, whose scuffed shot falls at the feet of Drogba, who fires just over from 15 yards. Best chance of the game that.
Zabaleta is led off, gingerly, by the medical staff, he should be ok though.
Ouch! Drogba rises at the far post but only succeeds in colliding with Pablo Zabaleta who remains flat out on the turf.
Nicolas Anelka lets fly from 30 yards but his shot is comfortably held by Given.
After a frantic first 25 minutes the game has settled down, even the booing of Wayne Bridge has tailed off.
Drogba pulls away from his marker to meet Branislav Ivanovic's cross. but the Ivorian puts his header just over.
The game is hotting up now, it's Joe Cole's turn to have a shot that is punched away by Given.
Adam Johnson fires in a free-kick that bounces just in front of Henrique Hilario, but he does well to keep hold off the ball.
Didier Drogba manages to evade Micah Richards in the area but his chipped cross is to no-one at the far post. It's been all Chelsea in the past few minutes.
Florent Malouda, up from left back, has a rasping drive that flies just over Shay Given's crossbar, best effort of the game so far.
Adam Johnson whips in a free kick from the right, but it is over hit and Vincent Kompany can't keep it in at the far post.
Frank Lampard tries a first time shot but it flies well over the bar.
The crowd are certainly playing their part, no doubt fuelled by the Terry/Bridge affair. Bridge's every touch is unsurprisingly booed by the Chelsea fans.
Mike Dean gets us underway at a sunny Stamford Bridge.
The teams are out and just for the record, Wayne Bridge did NOT shake hands with John Terry, it could add a bit of spice to the encounter.
Manchester City make three changes from the team that lost to Stoke in the FA Cup, with Nigel De Jong, Carlos Tevez and Adam Johnson replacing Nedum Onuoha, Emmanuel Adebayor and Stephen Ireland. Oh and yes, Wayne Bridge is playing.
With Yury Zhirkov still sidelined with a calf complaint and Ashley Cole out for three months Florent Malouda continues at left-back, while Joe Cole is recalled in place of Salomon Kalou. Hilario stands in for the injured Petr Cech in goal
So yesterday ended another season for England's top flight.