MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 in their fifth round English FA Cup at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri scored the goals for Manuel Pellegrini side, which turned the tables on Jose Mourinho’s men, who had defeated them in the English Premier League earlier this month.
Jovetic, handed the start on the home, netted the opener in the 16 minute after beating Petr Cech from a tight angel, before substitute Nasri, returning from an injury, sealed the win after scoring from close range in the 67th minute of play.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany told ITV1: “We wanted revenge.Twelve days ago we had a really bad game, we gave them a lot of chances but we created a lot as well.
“Today we just adapted, they played the same and it was comfortable for us.
“From the word go were hard in the challenge, we were spot-on creating a lot of chances and we didn’t give any away.
“It’s a big win against a strong team. We love the FA Cup, I think this was a great game for the competition and we’re really happy with the result.”
Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Willian, Hazard, Eto’o. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Lampard, Salah, Schurrle, Oscar, Torres.
Man City team: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Garcia, Toure, Milner, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko. Subs: Hart, Richards, Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Negredo, Nasri.