The goals of De Bruyne, Grilish and Holland brought victory to the “citizens”.
On Wednesday, February 15, the postponed match of the 12th round of the English Premier League took place, in which “Arsenal” met “Manchester City”.
The match took place at the Emirates Stadium in London and ended with a convincing victory for Pep Guardiola’s team with a score of 3:1.
Both teams scored one goal in the first half. In the 24th minute, Belgian midfielder “Manchester City” Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring. In the 42nd minute, the Gunners striker Bukayo Saka scored a penalty, equalizing the score in the match.
In the 72nd minute of the meeting, midfielder Jack Grealish put his team ahead for the second time in the match. In the 82nd minute, City striker Erling Holland scored his team’s third goal of the match from De Bruyne’s pass, setting the final score on the scoreboard.
“Arsenal” – “Manchester City” – 1:3
goals: Saka, 42 (pin.) – De Bruyne, 24, Grealish, 72, Holland, 82
“Arsenal”: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu (White, 83), Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Edegore, Jorginho, Xhaka (Vieira, 83), Saka, Nketia, Martinelli (Trossard, 76)
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Diaz, Ake, Rodry, Silva, Mahrez (Akanji, 61), De Bruyne (Phillips, 87), Gundogan, Grealish (Foden, 77), Holland
Warning: Tomiyasu, Nketia – Walker, Ederson, Grealish
Arsenal’s Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko spent the entire game on the field. The statistical portal Sofascore rated the game of the Ukrainian at 6.4 points.
It is worth noting that “Arsenal” lost to “Manchester City” in the 11th match of the English championship in a row. “The Gunners” have not been able to defeat the “townsmen” in the English championship since 2015.
Victory over “Arsenal” allowed “Manchester City” to take first place in the Premier League standings. The teams have 51 points, but the “townsmen” have the best difference in goals scored and goals conceded. The Londoners have one match in hand.
Let’s add that “Arsenal” was in the lead in the Premier League standings for 177 days, however, due to a series of failures, the “Gunners” lost their advantage.
The London club are winless in the Premier League in three consecutive games, losing twice and drawing once.