Chelsea 0-0 Man City – Jeers And Boos But No Goals As Benitez Era Kicks Off At The Bridge (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

25th, November 2012


By Alan Duffy

Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City – Premier League – 25th November 2012

Not renowned for his entertaining teams, Rafa Benitez oversaw a dour goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in his first game in charge of the Blues.

The new Chelsea boss received a hostile reception from the home fans, who are still smarting from the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo and the game did little to lift the spirits of the crowd.

Sergio Aguero missed a great chance to put the Citizens ahead in the first half, but overall there was little to get excited about as these two giants failed to spark.

Oh, and Fernando Torres had a pretty torrid afternoon. Poor sod. And Mark Clattenburg returned to action, as a fourth official too!

The result sees City in second place, a point behind Man Utd, while the Blues stay fourth.

As for Benitez and the Bridge booing. Whatever the fans think of RDM’s sacking, surely jeering your own manager in his first game is a bit much?



Photos: PA

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  1. John C says:

    They’re counting down the days, hours, minutes & seconds-


  2. Joe says:

    “Not known for his entertaining teams”? I think this is a bit of a misconception-I’m a neutral but I remember thoroughly enjoying the 4-0 Liverpool thrashing of Real back in his day. Or the 4-1 at Old Trafford. Or the best Champion’s League final of the last decade. You don’t get those kind of results from Sam Allardyce (or even Mourinho).

  3. gilbert says:

    first game, i’d say its fair enough. Rafa hasn’t been kind to ’em in the past and if i were a Chelsea fan i’d be happy for an opportunity to make sure he doesnt forget he’s got a bit of convincing to do. if it continues (en masse) right through the rest of the season thats different. no-one wants a repeat of what steve kean had to go though, and Chelsea fans ought to recognize that, after RDM, it could have been much worse than temporary-Rafa. especially if it lands you Guardiola in the longer term. no matter the bad taste it might leave, Rafa probably won’t leave the club in a worse state than he finds it, and you might even win some stuff to boot.

  4. Neil says:

    @Joe….not to mention how well Valencia played they were absolutely thrilling to watch between 2002-04. Do your homework journo!

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