Man City beats Chelsea 1-0, trims gap to Arsenal to 5 points

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City trimmed the gap to Premier League leader Arsenal to five points by beating Chelsea 1-0 after Pep Guardiola’s double substitution paid off immediately at Stamford Bridge. Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish entered in the 60th minute and combined for the only goal three minutes later as Mahrez tapped in from close range after a perfectly weighted cross by his fellow winger. City only came to life in the second half after a curiously passive display before halftime perhaps brought on by a confusing team selection by Guardiola that saw a number of players deployed in unusual roles. City pulled four points clear of third-place Newcastle and closed in on Arsenal.

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