Manchester City v Chelsea, 28 December 2005

Score1-0 to Chelsea
RefereeUriah Rennie
CompetitionPremier League
VenueCity of Manchester Stadium
Attendance46,587

Goals:

Goals:

Joe Cole 79 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David James
Defender Sylvain Distin
Defender SUN Ji Hai
Defender Nedum Onuoha
Defender/Centre back Richard Dunne
Defender/Left back Ben Thatcher
Midfielder Joey Barton
Midfielder Trevor Sinclair
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Sibierski
Forward Andrew Cole
Forward Darius Vassell

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender William Gallas
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Left back Asier Del Horno
Midfielder Joe Cole
Midfielder Michael Essien
Midfielder Geremi
Midfielder Claude Makelele
Midfielder/Forward Damien Duff
Midfielder/Forward Eidur Gudjohnsen
Forward Didier Drogba

Substitutions:

Bradley Wright-Phillips for Antoine Sibierski 71
Lee Croft for Trevor Sinclair 82
Stephen Ireland for Ben Thatcher 89

Substitutions:

Hernan Crespo for Didier Drogba 58
Arjen Robben for Damien Duff 58
Paulo Ferreira for Eidur Gudjohnsen 83

Cards:

Ben Thatcher 78 Y

Cards:

Asier Del Horno 85 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Lee Croft
Midfielder Stephen Ireland

On the bench:

Defender Paulo Ferreira
Midfielder Arjen Robben
Forward Hernan Crespo

Comments:

League position: 8th Unused substitutes: David Sommeil and Geert De Vlieger

Comments:

League position: 1st Unused substitutes: Carlo Cudicini and Robert Huth