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Carragher calls himself ‘idiot commentator’ after Chelsea vs Man City verdict

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    Jamie Carragher jokingly brandished himself as an "idiot commentator" for his assessment of Kevin De Bruyne during Manchester City's 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    The Sky Sports pundit, 44, claimed De Bruyne was having an off night midway into the second period as Pep Guardiola's men struggled to find a way past the Blues' rigid backline. But moments later Carragher quickly backtracked on his original statement, following a wicked delivery from the Belgian that should have resulted in the opening goal of the game.

    "Not been his day today," harked the ex-Liverpool ace whilst on commentary duty, as KDB placed the ball down to take a corner in front of the travelling City supporters.

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    Playing a quick one-two with Phil Foden, De Bruyne then floated a delicious ball towards Nathan Ake at the far post, but the Dutch defender was unfortunate to see his headed effort crash back off the woodwork.

    "What idiot commentator would question Kevin De Bruyne," joked Carragher, ridiculing his earlier comment regarding the two-time Premier League Playmaker of the Year winner.

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    On a toilsome night for the champions in west London, Guardiola's second-half substitutions made the difference as Jack Grealish laid the ball on a plate for Riyad Mahrez to tap home for the game's only goal.

    Comfortably second-best in the opening 45 minutes, City's clean sheet was largely owed to John Stones for a vital challenge on Christian Pulisic with Chelsea also hitting the post through Carney Chukwuemeka and Guardiola made a double change at the interval.

    Hauling off Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo for Manuel Akanji and Rico Lewis, City immediately seemed more progressive with the ball at their feet but, the City boss took full advantage of the new five-subs rule on the hour mark as Foden and Bernardo Silva were replaced by Grealish and Mahrez.

    And just three minutes later the duo combined for the winner. De Bruyne's pass out to the left channel was rolled into the six-yard area with a first-time pass from Grealish, directly into the path of the on-running Mahrez, who applied the simplest of finishes.

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