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Football: Manchester City aim to bounce back after Chelsea setback

Published on Feb 7, 2014 10:52 AM
 
Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England on Feb 3, 2014. Manchester City will look to get their Premier League title challenge back on track when they face Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NORWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester City will look to get their Premier League title challenge back on track when they face Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.

City's 20-match unbeaten run, which had yielded 18 victories, came to an end with their 1-0 defeat to title rivals Chelsea at Eastlands on Monday.

While City boss Manuel Pellegrini defended his team's performance, the result was a major blow to their hopes of winning the title as it stopped them returning to top spot and allowed Jose Mourinho's third-placed side to move level on points with them.

There could be more movement in the title battle this weekend as leaders Arsenal, currently two points ahead of second placed City, travel to Liverpool and Chelsea entertain Newcastle on Saturday.

 
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