MANCHESTER -- Three observations from Manchester City's 1-1 draw against visiting Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
1. Lampard stops Chelsea running away
Chelsea were disappearing into the distance. They were going eight points ahead of Manchester City. They were set to be also six clear of Arsenal and nine better than Liverpool. They would have had three times as many points as Manchester United. Then their greatest goalscorer intervened, deprived them of victory and stopped the gap from growing bigger.