The lunchtime kick-off within the Premier League was all the time going to be a recreation of fantastic margins, so any possibilities that arrived within the recreation wanted to be taken.
Pep Guardiola will certainly have been holding his head in his palms when Jack Grealish seemed to have the best of possibilities to place Manchester Metropolis forward towards Chelsea within the first half of their match on the Etihad Stadium.
Though there have been three Chelsea gamers in shut proximity to Grealish as he stormed into the world, he had loads of time to despatch his shot previous the on-rushing Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The England midfielder did handle to get the possibility away, however slightly than burying it previous Kepa who by then had come out so far as the penalty spot, he might solely reach clipping the custodian’s legs and seeing the ball divert previous the skin of the submit.
With solely seven minutes left earlier than half-time, and with the guests not likely threatening in entrance of purpose, it was the proper alternative handy Metropolis the benefit.
It will’ve compelled Chelsea to return out and play slightly than having the ability to sit again and soak up all the stress.
Metropolis’s gamers, with their heads of their palms because the realisation dawned that Grealish had missed the goal, stated all of it.
Kepa with the large save on the Grealish shot to maintain the match degree!
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