Manchester City sweeps Arsenal by three and leads the Premier League standings
Manchester City succeeded in topping the English Premier League after the exciting 3-1 victory over Arsenal in the match that brought the two teams together, this evening, Wednesday, and the Arsenal and Manchester City match was held at the Emirates Stadium in the 12th and postponed round of the English Premier League.
Manchester City against Arsenal
De Bruyne opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 24th minute, and Saka equalized for Arsenal in the 42nd minute from a penalty kick.
City returned to the lead through Jack Grealish in the 72nd minute, then Haaland added the third goal in the 82nd minute.
With this result, Manchester City tops the English Premier League with 51 points, with a goal difference from Arsenal, which will fall to the runner-up, but has a postponed match.
Manchester City entered the match with a squad consisting of: “Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Robin Diaz, Aki, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Haaland.”
And the Arsenal squad came: “Aaron Ramsdale, Tomiaso, William Saliba, Gabriel, Alexander Zinchenko, Jorgino, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nikitah.”
The match started quickly from Arsenal, who had the first attempt with a powerful shot from Granit Xhaka, but the ball went wide in the second minute.
Control and possession of the ball quickly shifted to Manchester City, but without danger to the Gunners’ goal, as witnessed in the 12th minute, an attack by Arsenal after the ball reached Nikitiah, who tried to shoot, but Robin Diaz, Manchester City defender, intervened at the right time.
And the 16th minute came, to witness a dangerous opportunity for Manchester City after a cross from Riyad Mahrez to Haaland inside the penalty area, but he played it far from Arsenal’s goal.
Arsenal almost scored the lead goal in the 22nd minute, after a wonderful cross from Zinchenko, which Nikitah met with a dangerous header, but the ball passed by the post outside the field.
In the 24th minute, Manchester City succeeded in opening the scoring through De Bruyne, who took advantage of the Arsenal defender’s mistake in passing, so that the Belgian star put the ball into the net, making the score 1-0. Arsenal player Saka responded with a dangerous opportunity in the 29th minute, almost scoring the equalizer. However, his shot was weak after it collided with the City defense.
In the 40th minute, the referee awarded a penalty kick in favor of Arsenal, after goalkeeper Ederson interfered with Nikitah inside the penalty area. Bukayo Saka succeeded in scoring the penalty kick brilliantly, to equalize for Arsenal, and the score becomes 1-1 in the 42nd minute.