Roy Keane: Manchester City punished Chelsea’s mistakes

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The Blues were the first to score at the Etihad Stadium, but Chelsea’s lead didn’t last long having gone ahead through N’Golo Kante.

Eight minutes after Kante’s goal, City levelled the scores through Kevin De Bruyne, before Riyad Mahrez scored the winner just before half-time.

Chelsea had a good game at the Etihad Stadium but couldn’t leave with at least a point, and former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane believes that Chelsea’s mistakes were punished by Man City.

After the game, Keane told Sky Sports: “Manchester City responded like champions today. They weren’t quite at their best but they punished Chelsea for their mistakes and they deserved to win. We saw the quality they have, even with their problems.

“Ultimately it’s what you do with the possession, and I think Chelsea didn’t quite do enough. Frank (Lampard) will be pleased, they didn’t park the bus and they had a go, but they were punished and that’s what the really good teams do.

“Pep (Guardiola) would’ve wanted a reaction from the game a couple of weeks ago. They’ve got quality and vast experience and a brilliant coach. I still think he’s hurt by that game, there was always going to be a reaction and when they got the equaliser there was no doubt for me they were going to go on and win.”

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