City stun Chelsea as Bridge gets revenge on Terry
LONDON: Wayne Bridge got his revenge on John Terry as Manchester City dented nine-man Chelsea's title challenge with a stunning 4-2 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
After snubbing Terry's offer of a handshake during the pre-match greeting between the teams, Bridge - who this week quit England duty as a result of Terry's alleged affair with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel - played his part as City handed Chelsea their first home defeat in 38 games since Arsenal won at the Bridge in November 2008.
Frank Lampard put the Premier League leaders ahead in the 42nd minute but Carlos Tevez equalised in first half stoppage-time following mistakes from Terry and goalkeeper Hilario.
Craig Bellamy struck for the visitors in the 51st minute with a shot from a tight angle that Hilario should have saved.
Tevez scored his second from the penalty spot after Juliano Belletti was sent off for fouling Gareth Barry in the 76th minute, then Michael Ballack was dismissed in the closing stages.
Bellamy rubbed salt into Chelsea's wounds with the fourth in the 87th minute before Lampard's 90th minute penalty reduced the deficit.
Chelsea remain just one point ahead of Manchester United, while City go above Tottenham into fourth place.