Pep Guardiola suffers 'double' defeat for first time in his career

Never before had the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich man gone down twice to the same team in a single campaign

Manchester City's defeat to Chelsea marked the first time in Pep Guardiola's coaching career that he has gone down to the same opposition twice in the same league season.

A double from Eden Hazard strengthened the Blues' Premier League push at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, as they took down Guardiola's men 2-1.

Hazard at the double for Chelsea

Sergio Aguero had equalised for the visitors only for the Belgian to add another before half-time and assure three points.

And in losing to Chelsea, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss suffered his very first 'double'.

Additionally, defeat at Stamford Bridge also means Guardiola has lost six times in a single season for the very first time.

Now, lying fourth and with Arsenal gaining ground on the last Champions League spot, the manager will have to regroup and ensure City make Europe's biggest competition next season.

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