man city vs chelsea 2012
1885–86 . [92] On 19 May, Chelsea ended the season with a 2–1 home-win against Everton,[93] finishing in third place and qualifying for the 2013–14 Champions League. "[8] Chelsea announced a "global energy partnership" with Russian energy firm Gazprom in a three-year deal with a value deemed "commercially confidential", which will help reduce the club's deficits under UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. [54], On 5 December, Chelsea beat Nordsjælland 6–1 to record their biggest-ever Champions League win and Rafael Benítez's first win as manager, but due to other results, they were eliminated after finishing in third place, becoming the first reigning champions to exit the tournament at the group stage. [37], Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata was voted Premier League Player of the Month for October after scoring three goals and contributing three assists. The Argentine's short pass opened up space for Nasri to lift a clever finish over Chelsea keeper Petr Cech. Last updated on 21 March 201221 March 2012.From the section Football. [1] On 20 June, Didier Drogba, who scored more than 150 goals for Chelsea in his eight seasons, completed his free transfer to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. [19] Two more players left Chelsea on season-long loans the same day, as Yossi Benayoun went to West Ham United and Gaël Kakuta joined Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem. 1886–87 . [67] In their next Premier League match, on 12 January, Chelsea ended Stoke City's 17-game unbeaten home run by winning 0–4 away. "[34] Clattenburg was cleared of the accusations on 22 November. Homepage. The victory put Chelsea on top of Group E with two games to play. [32] Both Branislav Ivanović and Fernando Torres were sent off in Chelsea's home Premier League match against Manchester United on 28 October, a game which saw Chelsea go 0–2 down and equalise before a controversially late winner from United's Javier Hernández. The 2012–13 season was Chelsea Football Club's 99th competitive season, 24th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 21st consecutive season in the Premier League, and 107th year in existence as a football club. [6], Roberto Di Matteo, who had won the Champions League in the previous season as interim manager, was given a two-year contract as first-team manager on 13 June. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. Summary; H2H Comparison; Commentary; Venue; Map; England. [87] With their third game in only seven days, Chelsea played Sunderland in the Premier League and came back down from 0–1 to win 2–1, the winner scored by Branislav Ivanović. The district judge concluded "there being a doubt, the only verdict the court can record is one of not guilty. Read about our approach to external linking. [81], Chelsea began the month with a 1–0 home win over West Bromwich Albion on 2 March, with Demba Ba scoring the only goal of the match. Zabaleta set up an early chance which David Silva drove over, while Nasri was desperately unlucky not to put City ahead in the eighth minute. Nasri was once again frustrated by the woodwork after 54 minutes when Cech turned his cross on to the bar. [40] Chelsea then failed to win for their fourth Premier League match in a row after West Bromwich Albion beat them 2–1 away at The Hawthorns on 17 November. [78] In the second leg against Sparta Prague on 21 February, an injury time equaliser from Eden Hazard prevented the game from going to extra time by putting the club through 2–1 on aggregate. [17] Chelsea lost 4–1 to Atlético Madrid in the 2012 UEFA Super Cup, for whom Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick.[18]. [20] Ryan Bertrand signed a five-year contract to extend his career at Chelsea until the summer of 2017. City had won 11 out of 11 at home in the league before Chelsea's visit and knew another one over Jose Mourinho's side would have seen them leapfrog Arsenal and return to the top of the table. [70], On 23 January, Chelsea drew the second leg of their League Cup semi-final against Swansea City, which sent Swansea through to the final. Chelsea vs. Manchester City 2 - 3. 1895–96 . [82] On 7 March 2013, Chelsea lost the first leg of their last 16 Europa League tie away against Steaua București, with Ryan Bertrand conceding a penalty which was converted as the only goal of the match. Just as Tevez warmed up to a smattering of applause, which he acknowledged, Frank Lampard conceded possession and the Italian raced clear only to see Cech get the merest of touches to divert an admittedly tame finish wide. Roberto Mancini's side were facing the prospect of United maintaining a four-point gap at the top of the table after Gary Cahill's deflected shot put Chelsea ahead on the hour. Both goals came within in the first ten minutes, the first from Branislav Ivanović and then a Frank Lampard penalty after Eden Hazard was fouled. . Summary; H2H Comparison; Commentary; ... 21 March 2012 Game week 29 Kick-off 20:45. Chelsea then went to an post-season trip to the United States, where they would meet Manchester City in two friendly matches. Smallest away attendance: 19,623 vs. Wigan Athletic, 28 November 2012. City also reached the tenth FA Cup final in their history after beating Chelsea 2–1 at Wembley Stadium on 14 April 2013. It was against the run of play that Chelsea took the lead on the hour. [4] On 15 May 2013, Chelsea won their first and only silverware of the season, winning the Europa League final against Portuguese side Benfica. The club also played in the UEFA Champions League for the third time, the second since the competition was rebranded. [46], Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was charged with misconduct by the FA after his allegations of racial abuse against referee Mark Clattenburg in the October fixture against Manchester United were found to be baseless. The 2012–13 season was Manchester City's 111th season of football, 11th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 21st season in the Premier League since it was first created. Lampard's converted penalty, his 194th goal, moved him above Dixon's total. On transfer deadline day, Michael Essien left on a season-long loan deal with Real Madrid, signed by José Mourinho, who had previously signed him for Chelsea. Biggest away win: 4 by a 2-goal margin The third kit was black with shadow stripes and sky blue accents. Half-time 1 - 0 Full-time 2 - 3. [47][48] Benítez's first game in charge was a goalless draw with 2011–12 Premier League winners Manchester City on 25 November. 00(for actual stats.). Despite not scoring, Chelsea kept their first clean sheet since the 1–0 win over Stoke City on 22 September. Smallest home attendance: 45,579 vs. Queens Park Rangers, 1 September 2012 The option to sign a player from Fluminense was part of the deal that saw former Chelsea midfielder Deco join the team in 2010. [65] However, Chelsea made progress in the third round of the FA Cup, where they beat Southampton 1–5 away at St Mary's on 5 January. [41], Roberto Di Matteo was dismissed from his position on 21 November, the morning after a 3–0 away defeat to Juventus, which put Chelsea at risk of being eliminated from the Champions League,[42] ending a 262-day tenure which saw him win the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and the 2011–12 FA Cup for Chelsea. 1897–98 . [72] Chelsea's final Premier League game of the month, played on 30 January, saw them draw 2–2 for a second time in a week, conceding a 0–2 lead in the final three minutes away to Reading. [35][36] Mikel later received a three-match ban and a £60,000 fine as punishment for his behaviour after the match against Manchester United in October. Only Liverpool, Newcastle and Preston North End have also done this in the top flight. The 2012–13 season was Manchester City's 111th season of football, 11th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 21st season in the Premier League since it was first created. It was the signal for Mancini to bring outcast Tevez back into the fold for the first time since September, when it was claimed he refused to come on as a substitute during the Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich in Germany. He came from the bench to remind City what they had been missing - and what he had missed in his absence - as City turned the game around to secure a vital victory to reduce the gap to a single point and ensure their destiny remains in their own hands, with United still to visit The Etihad in April. Half-time 0 - 0 Full-time 2 - 1. Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2013. [3][43][44] On the same day, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez was appointed as the club's interim manager until the end of the season. It was also the last game for Paulo Ferreira, who retired after the match, as well as Yossi Benayoun's final match in a Chelsea shirt. In a first half that rarely touched the heights of quality, City exerted most of the pressure and created the more acceptable chances without getting any reward. Half-time 0 - 0 Full-time 2 - 1. [88] Chelsea then played the second leg against Rubin Kazan on 11 April, losing 3–2 on the night but winning 5–4 on aggregate, sending them into the semi-finals of the competition. [59] The club's first Premier League match since the Club World Cup was an 8–0 victory over Aston Villa on 23 December,[60] followed by a 0–1 win at Norwich City's Carrow Road three days later. [13][14], Chelsea's Premier League campaign began on 19 August with a 0–2 victory in an away match against Wigan Athletic. Adidas launched another set of home, away and third outfits this season. Ba scored twice on his debut, while Frank Lampard scored his 193rd goal, moving him equal to Kerry Dixon as Chelsea's second-highest goalscorer of all time. [62], Chelsea made their first purchase of the January transfer window on 2 January by triggering the release clause in the contract of Newcastle United's Senegalese forward Demba Ba. Sturridge played 96 games for Chelsea in three-and-a-half seasons, scoring 24 goals. City began the season as defending champions, having won the league in 2011–12. He lifted a delicate finish over a flat-footed Cech, only to see it bounce back off the crossbar. Summary; H2H Comparison; Commentary; ... 21 March 2012 Game week 29 Kick-off 20:45. Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal. Source: 1880–81 . City began the season as defending champions, having won the league in 2011–12. Premier League; Championship; League One; League Two; National League ... 12 August 2012 Kick-off 14:30. 1882–83 . [83] In the 6th round of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Chelsea conceded two early goals before a second half comeback with goals by Ramires and Eden Hazard earnt a home replay. [31], On 23 October, Chelsea lost their first Champions League match for the season as they lost 2–1 to Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. Venue Etihad Stadium (Manchester… Manchester City vs. Chelsea 2 - 1. Chelsea's first match ended in disappointment as they let slip a three-goal lead at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. [39] Chelsea kept up hope of qualifying from their Champions League group by defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 3–2 at home with an injury-time winner from Victor Moses on 7 November.

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