Samir Nasri's goal capped a stunning Manchester City fightback to beat Chelsea 2-1 and keep the Barclays Premier League title race on a knife-edge on Wednesday night.
Trailing to a deflected Gary Cahill goal with 12 minutes left, City seemed set for a catastrophic defeat. ‘After their goal it seemed like squeaky bum time,’ admitted manager Roberto Mancini.
Treasure chest: Match-winner Nasri (right) celebrates with Dzeko and Aguero
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‘I think we have played fantastic football at times, but so-so in the last month. But after tonight, maybe things can change. This has showed that our confidence is still good.’
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‘I don’t care about that, I just want to win the league,’ said Mancini of the record.
Chelsea, meanwhile, rued a missed opportunity as they chase the fourth Champions League spot. Manager Roberto Di Matteo said: ‘We fought very hard and I think we deserved a point. I think the penalty gave them a big lift.’