Man City rallies to 2-1 home win against Chelsea

MARK WALSH Associated Press Published:

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Carlos Tevez played his first game since Sept. 27 and set up Samir Nasri's late go-ahead goal, giving Manchester City a 2-1 comeback win against Chelsea on Wednesday night that kept pressure on Premier League leader Manchester United.

Tevez entered in the 66th minute to a mixture of boos and cheers, his first appearance since he was suspended for refusing to warm up for a Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Tevez assisted on Nasri's tiebreaking goal in the 85th with a brilliant reverse pass.

Gary Cahill put Chelsea ahead with a goal on a deflection in the 60th minute, and Sergio Aguero tied it with a penalty kick in the 78th after a hand ball by Michael Essien on Pablo Zabaleta's shot.

With its club record 20th straight home league win, City (22-4-3) pulled one point behind defending champion United (22-3-4) with nine games left.