Man City Come From Behind To Hurt Impressive 10-Man Arsenal

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Man City Come From Behind To Hurt Impressive 10-Man Arsenal
Man City Come From Behind To Hurt Impressive 10-Man Arsenal

Manchester City defeated 10-man Arsenal 2-1 thanks to Rodri’s injury-time winner.

Mikel Arteta was out due to his second proven incidence of coronavirus, and assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg took his position as dugout captain.

For the match, Arteta was in communication by phone, but the disparity did not appear to bother his team.

Early in the first half, both Gabriel Jesus and Ruben Dias went close with headers, but Kierney, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka were all dangerous down both flanks, with the latter breaking the deadlock.

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The Scotland left-back set up the England international to put his team in front, and they remained dangerous.

Granit Xhaka handed away a cheap penalty on Bernardo Silva in the second half, which Riyad Mahrez dutifully converted.

Martinelli fired wide a minute later, just seconds before defender Gabriel was sent off for a tackle on Jesus.

Rodri scored a late goal after Arsenal failed to clear a Kevin De Bruyne pass as the game appeared to be heading for a draw.

City surged 11 points clear of Chelsea in second place, while Arsenal remained in fourth place, four points ahead of West Ham.

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