CHELSEA kept their faint title hopes alive with victory over Manchester City.
Second-half goals from David Luiz and Ramires were enough to see off Roberto Mancini's resilient side at Stamford Bridge.
The win cuts Manchester United's lead at the top to nine points, but the Blues have a game in hand and still have to face the league leaders at Old Trafford.
Both sides rarely threatened in a goalless first-half.
Yaya Toure forced an early save out of Petr Cech, while at the other end, Salomon Kalou shot straight at Joe Hart after a good turn in the box.
Florent Malouda should've given Chelsea the lead early in the second-half, but he failed to get a proper connection as Hart gathered his tame effort, while Branislav Ivanovic had a header blocked.
Carlo Ancelotti threw on Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka for the final 20 minutes as the Blues searched desperately for a winner.
They found it 15 minutes from time when substitute Drogba sent in a free-kick from the left, and Luiz was on hand to head past Hart.
The hosts weren't done there, and Ramires wrapped up victory in stoppage -time with a fine solo effort.
The Brazilian strode past two City defenders before firing the ball past Hart from eight yards.