New Delhi: Manchester City on Sunday earned three more points in their quest for their fifth English Premier League (EPL) title, which would be their first championship in four years, by defeating defending champions Chelsea 1-0. The combination of Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Bernard Silva proved to be more than Chelsea could handle, reports Efe.Also Read - Mohamed Salah Joins 100 PL Goal-Club With Strike Against Leeds United

Bernard Silva was the one who found the back of the net to break the scoreless deadlock in the very first minute of the second half on a cross by David Silva. Also Read - Bruno Fernandes Steals Thunder On Cristiano Ronaldo's Night at Old Trafford as Man United Win 4-1

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who put five players into the defensive line, began casting about for a solution on the bench with 15 minutes to go before the stoppage time. Also Read - EPL 2021-22: Cristiano Ronaldo Fires Manchester United to a 1-0 Lead on his 'Second Debut'| Watch

Conte decided to bring in Oliver Giroud in the 78th minute for Willian, and then put in Emerson for Pedro Rodriguez just four minutes later.

But the changes were in vain, as Chelsea was handed their fourth defeat in their last five league games.

Chelsea lost to Bournemouth and Watford, but prevailed over West Bromwich. The defending champions then lost to Manchester’s clubs United and City.

The Blues hold the fifth spot in the EPL table with 53 points, five points off the UEFA Champions League positions. (IANS).