Manchester City exacted their revenge on a Chelsea side that has beaten them twice in the Premier League this season with a convincing win that puts them in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri scored the goals that keeps City's dreams of a quadruple alive and the winning margin might have been even more emphatic on a miserable night for Jose Mourinho's men.

If Mourinho's previous visit to Etihad Stadium - a 1-0 victory at the start of February - was a tactical triumph for the Blues boss, then this was something similar for his City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini, who enjoyed only his second success in 10 managerial meetings between the pair.

Analysis

"I think Chelsea will be very disappointed with their performance. In the end it was a comfortable win for Man City, who were much, much better. They were solid and denied Chelsea time and space throughout. You have to say, City thoroughly deserved their victory."

In truth, the result was rarely in doubt as soon as Jovetic gave City the lead with a fine low finish in the 16th minute.

Chelsea managed just three efforts at goal in the 90 minutes: hopeful shots from distance from Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta that were well off target, and a late Gary Cahill header which was blocked.

With the in-form Eden Hazard shackled by James Milner and Pablo Zabaleta, the Premier League leaders looked short of ideas and City's defensive diligence meant Chelsea never got the chance to break forward in the manner that had proved so decisive in their last meeting.

City began cagily, operating in their usual 4-4-2 formation but understandably wary of committing too many men forward because of their opponents' threat on the break.

That all changed after their first meaningful attack, which saw Jovetic clip the bar after Petr Cech spilled Yaya Toure's drilled shot.

Moments later, City were ahead. David Silva and Eden Dzeko combined quickly in a move that ended with Jovetic, on the overlap, quickly making amends for his previous miss.

Chelsea were set up in the same 4-2-3-1 shape that brought them success here last time out but there was no zip about them when they came forward and City always looked more likely to extend their lead.

Mourinho tried to change the direction of the game at the break, replacing Samuel Eto'o with £11m January signing Mohamed Salah, but both he and Fernando Torres, who was later introduced from the bench, made little impact.

Can Man City do it again?

Manchester City have played in two of the last three FA Cup finals. They won the trophy for the fifth time when they beat Stoke in 2011, but were beaten by Wigan in the final last season. They first lifted the FA Cup in 1904.

Chelsea did not lack effort but City matched their intensity and simply refused to allow them any space in attacking areas.

With the score at 1-0 the game remained in the balance, but that only lasted until the fit-again Nasri was brought off the bench after a five-week injury absence.

Nasri had only a handful of touches before making his mark after 67 minutes, running at the Chelsea defence, exchanging passes with David Silva, and tapping into an empty net from six yards out.

Joleon Lescott had another effort ruled out for offside before the end but it made no difference to the outcome, with Chelsea ending up well beaten.

City already go to Wembley once at the start of March for the Capital One Cup final and they are now just one game away from a return there in an FA Cup semi-final too.

Things do not get any easier for them from here, however. Mourinho may have been vanquished, this time, but Spanish title holders Barcelona are the next visitors to Etihad Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Manchester City

  • 30 Pantilimon
  • 05 Zabaleta
  • 22 Clichy
  • 14 Javi García Booked
  • 04 Kompany Booked
  • 06 Lescott
  • 07 Milner
  • 42 Y Touré Booked
  • 35 Jovetic Booked (Nasri - 61' )
  • 10 Dzeko (Negredo - 81' )
  • 21 Silva (Jesús Navas - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Hart
  • 02 Richards
  • 08 Nasri
  • 09 Negredo
  • 13 Kolarov
  • 15 Jesús Navas
  • 26 Demichelis

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 21 Matic Booked
  • 24 Cahill
  • 04 David Luiz Booked
  • 07 Ramires (Torres - 61' )
  • 12 Mikel
  • 29 Eto'o (Salah - 45' )
  • 22 Willian (Oscar - 71' )
  • 17 Hazard

Substitutes

  • 03 Cole
  • 08 Lampard
  • 09 Torres
  • 11 Oscar
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 15 Salah
  • 23 Schwarzer
Ref: Phil Dowd
Att: 47,013

Match Stats

Shots

14 3

On target

6 0

Corners

3 2

Fouls

15 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Manchester City 2, Chelsea 0.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Chelsea 0.

90:00 +3:56

Attempt missed. Jesús Navas (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Álvaro Negredo with a headed pass.

90:00 +2:53

Javi García (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:53

Foul by Mohamed Salah (Chelsea).

88:21 Booking

Booking Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:04

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:04

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

87:11

Foul by Jesús Navas (Manchester City).

87:11

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:15

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Joleon Lescott.

83:44

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Javi García.

83:41

Attempt blocked. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross.

83:32 Booking

Booking Javi García (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:03

Foul by Javi García (Manchester City).

83:03

John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:27

Hand ball by Oscar (Chelsea).

80:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester City. Álvaro Negredo replaces Edin Dzeko.

79:23

Attempt missed. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:24

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesús Navas.

76:03

Samir Nasri (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:03

Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

74:57

Offside, Manchester City. Javi García tries a through ball, but Joleon Lescott is caught offside.

74:56

Attempt saved. Javi García (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samir Nasri with a cross.

74:23

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

73:09

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:09

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

71:04

Attempt blocked. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

70:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Oscar replaces Willian.

70:23

Javi García (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:23

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

68:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester City. Jesús Navas replaces David Silva.

67:36

Offside, Chelsea. Nemanja Matic tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

66:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Manchester City 2, Chelsea 0. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva.

65:40

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

65:00

James Milner (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:00

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

63:53

Hand ball by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

61:45 Booking

Booking Yaya Touré (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

61:37

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

61:37

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:09

Foul by Samir Nasri (Manchester City).

61:09

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester City. Samir Nasri replaces Stevan Jovetic.

60:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Fernando Torres replaces Ramires.

59:52

Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:52

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

58:30

Javi García (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:30

Foul by Mohamed Salah (Chelsea).

56:17 Booking

Booking Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

56:10

Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

55:34

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

55:34

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

53:29

Foul by Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City).

53:29

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:23

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by John Obi Mikel.

51:52

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.

51:17

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:17

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

50:12

Attempt missed. Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

47:56

Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

46:54

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:54

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

45:41

Offside, Chelsea. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Manchester City 1, Chelsea 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Mohamed Salah replaces Samuel Eto'o.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Manchester City 1, Chelsea 0.

43:59 Booking

Booking David Luiz (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

42:05

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:05

Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

40:53

Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:53

Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea).

38:24 Booking

Booking Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37:59

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

37:59

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:57

Javi García (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:57

Foul by Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea).

35:00

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).

35:00

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:03

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:03

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

29:27

Attempt saved. Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Milner.

27:15

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

27:15

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:35

Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.

23:32

Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stevan Jovetic.

21:57

Attempt missed. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva.

18:26

John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:26

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

15:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Manchester City 1, Chelsea 0. Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

14:50

Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

14:48

Attempt saved. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:49

Foul by Javi García (Manchester City).

13:49

John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:00

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

12:00

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:09

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:09

Foul by Javi García (Manchester City).

0:20

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:20

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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