The Premier League leader was jostled by Arsenal this Saturday for the first match of the year in England, before winning at the finish.
Granit Xhaka will blame himself. Despite his experience, the midfielder ofArsenal couldn’t help but pull the jersey off Bernardo silva. This was the first turning point for this Arsenal-Manchester City, poster of this beginning of the year and of the 21e Premier League day.
The Portuguese collapsed in the Gunners’ box on Saturday and the Cityzens did not miss the opportunity to equalize on a penalty perfectly executed by Mahrez (1-1, 57e). The Algerian left-hander responded to the opening goal of Says, at the conclusion of a collective movement worthy of the Wenger years (1-0, 31e).
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Enough to rejoice his Spanish successor Mikel Arteta, absent from the London bench because of a positive test. After the penalty which required the VAR and the referee’s opinion on the screen, Arsenal cracked, like Gabriel, the former Lille.
The Brazilian midfielder was ruled out following a second yellow card for surrounding Jesus (59e). A minute before, Aké saved the Cityzens by tackling the leather on the line… At 10, Arsenal resisted very well even if the Gunners no longer saw the ball confiscated by Guardiola’s men.
Manchester City did not create any big chances until Rodri’s victorious attempt taking a blocked shot from Bernardo Silva (1-2 (90e + 3). With this eleventh success in a row in the Championship, rather happy, the Cityzens take the lead in the standings. Definitely?