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    18 octobre 2019 04:15:58 CEST
    MANCHESTER, England -- Chelsea delivered a potent mix of defensive resilience and effective counter-attacking in a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Monday, neutralizing the Premier Leagues most rampant attack to provide a new twist in the title race. Branislav Ivanovic lashed home a fierce 25-yard shot in the 31st minute to end Citys 100 per cent winning record at home in the league and earn Chelsea the double over most pundits favourites for the title. The visitors could have won by more, hitting the goal frame three times and threatening almost every occasion they broke forward. It meant Arsenal returned to the top of the standings, with a two-point lead over City and Chelsea, in what is proving to be a thrilling title race. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continues to rule his evolving team out of contention, but few will take him seriously after this performance. "Two horses and a little horse," was Mourinhos description of the title race, which has 14 more matches to run. "A little horse that still needs milk and to learn how to jump. A horse that next season can race." City has been the leagues thoroughbreds this season, winning all 15 of its domestic home games and scoring 115 goals in all competitions. Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham -- among others -- have all been crushed at Etihad Stadium this season. A win here would have put six points between City and Chelsea -- to many, the second favourites for the title, despite Mourinhos protestations to the contrary -- but its all to play for now. "I think that for Chelsea it was a decisive game, but not for us," City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. Mourinho is renowned around the football world as the master defensive strategist. Few will forget how his Inter Milan side nullified Barcelona in the 2010 Champions League semifinal at the Camp Nou, while Chelsea has already ground out 0-0 draws at Manchester United and Arsenal this season. It was different here, though. Chelsea counter-attacked with such pace and purpose, and hounded Citys much-lauded ball-players into sloppy mistakes, that the visitors could easily have won by three goals. Samuel Etoo hit the bar and the excellent Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill struck the post. Bayern Munich is the only team to have beaten City at Etihad Stadium this season and Chelseas supreme display had echoes of that dismantling in the Champions League back in September. It was the first time City failed to score at home in the league since November 2010 -- a streak of 61 matches. The home side badly missed injured top scorer Sergio Aguero but also holding midfielder Fernandinho, who was ruled out at the last minute with a muscle injury. Martin Demichelis -- a centre back -- filled in in central midfield and couldnt stop Chelseas midfielders running amok. "We love it -- we love the big games," said Mourinho, who revealed that he left the clubs masseur, Billy McCulloch, to do the pre-match team talk. "Obviously when you love it, maybe you feel extra motivated for that." Before Ivanovic put Chelsea in front, Ramires had a curling shot saved after running onto a pass from Willian, who had led a 4-on-1 attack on Citys beleaguered defence. The goal arrived soon after, with City captain Vincent Kompany diving to block Ramires shot but seeing the ball squirt out to Ivanovic, who drove a powerful first-time shot with his left foot into the bottom corner. And moments before halftime, Eden Hazard skirted round Pablo Zabaleta and crossed for Etoo to smash a shot against the top of the bar. Citys defensive frailties were being exposed but the hosts were also quiet -- by their standards -- going forward. Alvaro Negredo was virtually anonymous, although Pellegrini later said the striker wasnt 100 per cent, and the only attacking thrusts were provided by Yaya Toure, who curled one shot over, set up David Silva for a great chance that was glanced just wide and just missed a fizzing cross from Aleksandr Kolarov. Mourinho had City just where he wanted them -- and it almost got worse for Pellegrinis side when Matic strode forward and crashed a 30-yard effort against the post. Cahill then leapt to meet Willians corner with a header that cannoned off the post, further incensing the home crowd. City was reeling but finished strongly, with Silva denied by Petr Cech from a free kick then sidefooting wide from Kolarovs cross. And in the final seconds, substitute Stevan Jovetics long-range shot was tipped over by Cech. But Mourinho and Chelsea finally showed just how City can be stopped. Marlins Jerseys China.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Falcons by 3 1/2RECORD VS. Stitched Marlins Jerseys. After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. https://www.cheapmarlinsjerseys.us/. The San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders are giving it a try, too. Cheap Marlins Jerseys. The Force had two men, including former Wallabies No. 8 Ben McCalman, in the sin-bin in the dying minutes of the match, but were able to resist a late Highlanders surge to post a four-try, bonus point win. Miami Marlins Shirts. Trailing 5-4 in the third set, the 12th-ranked Isner fought off two match points and evened it at 5-5 with consecutive aces. The former University of Georgia star had his only service break of the match to go up 6-5 before firing the last four of his 30 aces to close out Ginepri, an Atlanta resident ranked 281st.VANCOUVER - Frigid temperatures greeted football fans on the Grey Cup parade route in Vancouver on Saturday, but supporters of the Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats were all aglow with confidence about which team would clinch the top prize on Sunday.The Tiger-Cats are going to win, said David Gilkes. Were going to have a great running game. Were going to stop Jon Cornish, he said of the Stampeders running back, recently recognized by the CFL as the top football player.The scores going to be 28-24 Hamilton, said Gilkes, who has been to five Grey Cups with his wife Patty.Weve got a tough Hamilton defence, she said. Pretty, and tough.Ellen and Dac Dang of Calgary werent having any of that, saying its obvious that the Stamps will stomp over the Ticats.If we can contain Mr. Banks, then we should romp all the way to the bank and win it, Ellen Dac said of Hamiltons returner Brandon Banks.As for the score, Dac Dang predicted Calgary would win by a wide margin: Maybe 30-15, he said.Former B.C. Lions placekicker Lui Passaglia drew cheers as the grand finale celebrity in the parade as he and six-year-old Lucas Graham, who won a family pack of Grey Cup festivities, threw orange foam footballs to the crowd.Tomorrows game, I think, is going to be a close affair, Passaglia said in an interview afterwards. Calgarys the favourite, but I wouldnt count out the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Theyve come on pretty good at the end of the year, and theyve got a pretty good chance of winning.Passaglia thought it would be a close game: Im predicting Calgarys going to win 28-24.Capt. Canada and his wife Mrs. Canada, also known as Jack and Christine Hetherington of Burnaby, B.C., werent making any predictions about Sundays big game as they strolled through the Vancouver Convention Centre, where many of the Grey Cup festivities were being held.As Captain and Mrs. Canada, were totally impartial, said Jack Hetherington, who wore a white suit and hat, along with his red Captain Canada pin, of course.The best team will win, he said, standing beside Mrs. Canada, who was decked in a red suit and hat and a white scarf adorned with maple leafs.The Grey Cup is a national party. No matter what city the Grey Cup is in youre meeting people from all over our wonderful country, said Hetherington, who along with his wife, travels around the country on national holidays, celebrating all that is Canada.We like to think were a livinng embodiment of Canadian patriotism.ddddddddddddB.C. Lions fan Lee Bohachewski of Abbotsford, B.C., wore an orange wig with her all-orange outfit in support of the home team.My other favourite team is the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, she said, as her husband looked on, adding: I dont know about him.Ill go for Calgary, said Rex Bohachewski, predicting a 32-14 win for the Stamps.Fans of other CFL teams also partied the day away Saturday, with swaths of Saskatchewan Roughriders green outnumbering other colours in some downtown venues.This is our 17th Grey Cup, and our 12th in a row, said Kevin Fenwick, who along with his wife Sherilyn, has been a life-long Riders fan. We come every year whether the Roughriders are in it or not.Im cheering for Hamilton, Sherilyn Fenwick said.Ill probably watch who scores first and then Ill cheer for the other team, her husband said. Ill cheer for the underdog.Cecilia Carter-Smith, a retired teacher from Hamilton, said earlier that shes been going to football games almost since I was hatched.My dad would say, I want you to feel a part of it. I want you to understand the significance of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Carter-Smith said, adding she has attended at least 20 Grey Cup games.Canada is linked through sport and the CFL is the greatest football league in the world. The quality of players in the CFL is spectacular, she said at a bar among fans sporting Calgary, Saskatchewan, Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto jerseys.Carter-Smith believed the Ticats will be victorious on Sunday, as other Hamilton fans also hoped for a repeat performance of their teams Grey Cup win against the Stamps in 1999 at B.C. Place stadium, with a score of 32-21.Calgary last took home the Grey Cup in 2008, after triumphing over Montreal.Calgarys Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the Stamps will bring home the Cup.The Stampeders have had a dream season, he said before heading to Vancouver for the big game on Sunday. Jon Cornish, the guy I call Mayor Johnny because hes the real mayor of Calgary, has had this brilliant season despite missing a bunch of games because of injury. I cannot imagine the Cinderella story ending any differently. So Im predicting Stamps by 17.As of Saturday night, about 900 tickets were still available, said 102nd Grey Cup Festival general manager Jamie Pitblado.He said remaining tickets, for endzones, corners, and sidelines, were priced at either $150, $250 or $350. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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