Former Manchester City defender claims Chelsea were fortunate to beat Man City

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Chelsea came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling had put City ahead before half-time, but second-half goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso sealed a massive victory for Chelsea, as the Blues went up to third place.

Reece James was praised for bombarding City’s left flank, and former Man City defender Joleon Lescott was critical of his former side’s defending. He also pointed out that Alonso was a bit lucky with the strike for his goal.

“You can always scrutinise the goals and say someone should have done differently, but the fact that they both came down the left side would raise concern,” the former Manchester City defender told the club’s YouTube channel.

“They [Chelsea] were fortunate in the second goal, obviously. The finish, I think, [Callum] Hudson-Odoi tackled [Marcos] Alonso, and it looped over Ederson.

“But in regards to how they got down there, that’s what needs to be looked at.

“The final touches that score the goals are things you always look at, but prior to that there is room for concern, especially with both [goals coming from] down the left.”

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