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Jim Beglin Calls Manchester City's Stadium 'The Emptyhad' Live On-Air During Chelsea Game

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Jim Beglin Calls Manchester City's Stadium 'The Emptyhad' Live On-Air During Chelsea Game

Jim Beglin accidentally called Manchester City's Etihad Stadium the 'Emptyhad' during Saturday's clash with Chelsea.

Top of the table City welcomed the Blues to Manchester knowing victory would see them move 13 points clear.

It was an underwhelming first half and the main talking point came from Beglin in the gantry, who had an unfortunate slip of the tongue.

"You can hear the annoyance around the Emptyhad because..." he remarks before immediately realising his mistake.

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He then corrected himself and referred to it as the Etihad instead, but everyone picked up on it.

City are often mocked by rival fans for their perceived lack of a fanbase and lack of atmosphere in the stadium, especially during European nights.

Fans have reacted to the jibe and they think it could be the funniest moment of 2022 already.

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City lined up without Ruben Dias in defence, with the Portugal international taking a place on the bench.

John Stones and Aymeric Laporte got the nod at the back while Jack Grealish and Phil Foden returned in attack.

Chelsea are still without a number of players due to injury and have Malang Sarr at the back alongside Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger.

Mason Mount was a surprise omission on the flanks, with Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech supporting Romelu Lukaku instead.

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Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Both sides are missing key players due to the Africa Cup of Nations, with Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and City winger Riyad Mahrez representing Senegal and Algeria respectively.

City had the best chance of the first half through Grealish, who was one on one with Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The England international attempted to get it over Arrizabalaga, who denied with his leg.

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Kevin De Bruyne found a way through Chelsea's defence halfway through the second half with a sensational solo effort.

He rode a challenge for N'Golo Kante before bending a lovely effort past Arrizabalaga.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League & Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Chelsea, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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