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Tévez downs Chelsea as Arsenal and Spurs lose

Published: Saturday 25 September 2010, 19.00CET
London's three UEFA Champions League contenders were all beaten on Saturday, Manchester City FC claiming the scalp of Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC suffering a shock home defeat.
Tévez downs Chelsea as Arsenal and Spurs lose
Carlos Tévez scored City's winning goal ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 25 September 2010, 19.00CET

Tévez downs Chelsea as Arsenal and Spurs lose

London's three UEFA Champions League contenders were all beaten on Saturday, Manchester City FC claiming the scalp of Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC suffering a shock home defeat.

Carlos Tévez scored the only goal as Manchester City FC defeated Chelsea FC to end the champions' perfect start to the Premier League season.

Carlo Ancelotti's side had made an imperious start to their title defence, scoring 21 goals and conceding just one in winning their opening five matches, but were undone by the Argentinian's strike after 59 minutes at the City of Manchester Stadium. After Yaya Touré had created an opening by robbing Ramires of possession, Tévez ran towards goal before beating Petr Čech with a shot from the edge of the box which whistled through Ashley Cole's legs.

City join Arsenal FC – who suffered a 3-2 home defeat by fifth-placed West Bromwich Albion FC in the shock of the nascent Premier League season – and Manchester United FC on 11 points, although Chelsea remain top with 15. United can narrow the gap at Bolton Wanderers FC on Sunday.

There was derby joy for West Ham United FC and Blackburn Rovers FC as they respectively got the better of Tottenham Hotspur FC and Blackpool FC, while the remaining three matches were draws, including Liverpool FC's struggles continuing as they were held 2-2 at home by Sunderland AFC.

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Last updated: 25/09/10 20.29CET

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English Premier League 2010/11

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Man. CityMan. City1-0ChelseaChelsea

Tévez 59

Venue: Manchester
BirminghamBirmingham0-0WiganWigan

Venue: Birmingham
BlackpoolBlackpool1-2BlackburnBlackburn

Phillips 85

Adam 20 (o.g.), Emerton 90+3

Venue: Blackpool
West HamWest Ham1-0TottenhamTottenham

Piquionne 29

Venue: London
FulhamFulham0-0EvertonEverton

Venue: London
LiverpoolLiverpool2-2SunderlandSunderland

Kuyt 5, Gerrard 64

Bent 25 (p), 48

Venue: Liverpool
ArsenalArsenal2-3West BromWest Brom

Nasri 75, 90+1

Odemwingie 50, Jara 52, Thomas 73

Venue: London

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