The manner of Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Chelsea was the “response of champions” following their defeat at Liverpool, Roy Keane told Sky Sports.
A nervous City side fell behind to N’Golo Kante’s first-half goal at the Etihad, but they turned the game on its head before the interval, with Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez on target to keep the nine-point gap to leaders Liverpool, and bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to the Reds last time out.
After the game, Keane said: “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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