Monday 17 December 2018

Arsenal v Manchester City – story of the match

The visitors ran riot in the first half on their way to a routine win.

Arsenal v Manchester City – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal v Manchester City – Premier League – Emirates Stadium

By Press Association Sport staff

Manchester City inflicted more pain on Arsene Wenger with a second crushing 3-0 victory over his Arsenal side in the space of four days.

After losing Sunday’s Carabao Cup final to Pep Guardiola’s men, the Gunners could not find any level of retribution as they were again humbled by far superior opposition.

Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane all scored wonderful first-half goals for Manchester City, who now require only five more wins to secure the Premier League title.

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Arsenal 0 Man City 3

Arsenal were better than they were at Wembley but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half penalty miss summed up their current form.

Tweet of the match

Star man – Sane

The Germany winger was simply sensational. A mazy run and pass set up the opener, he had a hand in the second and tucked away number three himself.

Moment of the match

The slick build-up to the second goal was vintage City, and Aguero’s control and touch to David Silva was just sublime.

Data point

Manchester City had won only one of their previous 32 top-flight away matches against Arsenal, drawing 11 and losing 20.

Ratings

Arsenal: Cech 5, Bellerin 4, Mustafi 5, Koscielny 6, Kolasinac 5, Ramsey 6, Xhaka 5, Mkhitaryan 6, Ozil 4, Welbeck 5, Aubameyang 5.

Manchester City: Ederson 7, Walker 7, Kompany 6, Otamendi 5, Danilo 6, De Bruyne 6, Gundogan 7, Silva 7, Bernardo Silva 7, Aguero 8, Sane 9. Subs: Zincheko (for Walker, 71) 6, Yaya Toure (for Aguero, 82) 6, Jesus (for David Silva, 85) 6.

Who’s up next?

Brighton v Arsenal (Premier League, March 4)

Manchester City v Chelsea (Premier League, March 4)

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