By Alan Duffy
Chelsea – Manchester City – Premier League – 12th December 2011
Billed by a number of footballing ‘wits’ as El Cashico and the Oil Firm Derby, this clash of the billionaires’ playthings was always going to be a dramatic affair.
Super/Mad Mario opened the scoring with less than two minutes on the clock, after clever work from Sergio Aguero, but despite being over-run by the visitors for the first half-hour, Chelsea managed to get back into the game on 34 minutes, courtesy of a Raul Meireles strike from a Daniel Sturridge cut-back.
Former City-boy Sturridge was giving left-back Gael Clichy a torrid time, with the former Arsenal man resorting to hauling down the fleet-footed striker early in the second-half. The former Arsenal man