If Manchester City do win the Premier League this season, they will look back at tonight’s 2-1 comeback win over Chelsea as the moment when Chelsea saved their season, while QPR’s picked up three massive points against Liverpool.
Trailing 1-0 to a Gary Cahill shot that deflected off Yaya Touré and past Joe Hart, and not playing well, Roberto Mancini went to the bench and brought Carlos Tevez. for the first time in six months.
The move seemed to inspire Ctiy and they got an equalizer when Michael Essien blocked a shot with his hand and Sergio Agüero scored from the penalty spot.
Chelsea were rocking and the script was written for Tevez to play a major role in City’s comeback. And he did, playing a wonderful one-two that was brilliantly finished off by Nasri for the winner. The win cuts Man United’s lead to a point, and City can leapfrog their rivals this weekend if they win at Stoke as United don’t play until Monday.
Three of the other top five sides also played Wednesday to very mixed results. Arsenal showed that they can win ugly as they beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to a Thomas Vermaelen goal.
The Gunners win, combined with Spurs’s surprising 1-1 draw at home against Stoke, meant that Arsenal are now up to third in the table a point ahead of their North London rivals.
Since the Harry Redknapp to England stories surfaced, Spurs have been in a freefall and as a result Arsenal have went from a point behind Spurs to a point ahead of them in only four games.
In the night’s final game Liverpool looked well on their way to victory at Loftus Road, up 2-0 with 15 minuts to go. It would have been easy for QPR to chuck it in, but they showed terrific resiliency to score three goals in the last 13 minutes, to shock Liverpool. Jamie Mackie’s winner in added time allowed QPR to move out above Bolton and out of the bottom three.