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St. Louis Soccer Fans See Exciting Match

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Micah Richards re-directed a header in extra time and Manchester City overcame a three-goal deficit to beat rival Chelsea 4-3 on Thursday night in the opener of a two-game U.S. tour.

Edin Dzeko's second goal of the game tied it in the 85th minute for Man City, which was 3-0-1 against Chelsea in the regular season.

The tour that finishes at Yankee Stadium in New York on Saturday comes on the heels of the just-completed English Premier League season and was predictably a polite affair in front of an enthusiastic neutral standing-room crowd of 48,263 at Busch Stadium. Ticket sellers on StubHub sought triple-digit payoffs up to $300 not long before game-time.

Juan Mata set up a pair of first-half goals for Chelsea before coming out. Man City victimized backup goalie Jamal Blackman for all four goals after starter Petr Cech came out at around the 60-minute mark.

Manchester City got goals from Javi Garcia and Dzeko in a 3-minute span of the second half not long after the goalie change. Cech made several big saves in the first half.

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