Manchester City beat Arsenal by 1-0 in the ongoing English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium, with Rahim Sterling scoring his fourth goal of the season for Man City. The substitute captain aasisted Manchester City to return to winning ways with this triumph.
Sterling, given the armband by the Manager Pep Guardiola with Fernandinho on the seat and Kevin de Bruyne injured, finished off the bounce back after Phil Foden’s 23rd-minute shot had been saved.
Arsenal created many opportunities to equalizer but City’s Goalkeeper Ederson denied them with three superb first-half saves and both David Luiz and Pepe were askew with free-kicks in good positions after the break.
The result expanded a hopeless flee results against their colleague ‘top six’ members for Arsenal. They have now neglected to win in their last 29 matches, since a triumph at City in 2015.
Meanwhile, Guardiola is yet to drop a point against the Gunners in five meetings at Etihad Stadium since he succeeded Manuel Pellegrini as City manager in 2016.
The three points came even without De Bruyne and with the returning Sergio Aguero confined to an hour’s action on his first appearance since June in the wake of recuperating from a knee injury.
Aguero was cautioned by the referee subsequent to putting his arm on right hand on referee Sian Massey-Ellis’ neck as he contended against a decision.
At a certain point in the game, William was working as a centre-forward and Sterling was sitting somewhere down in midfield. After Aguero’s exit, Bernado Silva quickly came into the game with nine function as the two men tried to keep the other speculating.
The Gunners lost defender Rob Holding to a hamstring injury in the warm-up. In the interim, Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta is not at all happy with the loss. He thinks they merited more. In no way different, he is incredibly content with the performance put in against a good side like City.
Meanwhile, Manchester United also scored three late goals at Newcastle to earn victory and help ease the misery inflicted by the heavy defeat against Tottenham.