Premier League: Manchester City recovers a 0-1 deficit to best Arsenal 2-1

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LONDON. Manchester City managed to turn the table against Arsenal to win 2-1.

LONDON. Manchester City found a way to turn the table against Arsenal to win 2-1. It was Arsenal to strike first with a goal of B. Saka at the 31′. Then it was a penalty in the 57′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Rodri gave the win to Manchester City in the 90′ minute with a goal. Manchester City was vastly superior ball possession (71%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

Gabriel received a red card (59′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Arsenal lost the match.

The match was played at the Emirates Stadium stadium in London on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Stuart Attwell who was helped by Kevin Friend and Simon Long. The 4th official was Constantine Hatzidakis. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.3 degrees Celsius or 57.79 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 71% while Arsenal was struggling with a 29% ball possession.

Manchester City was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester City won the encounter.​

Arsenal shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Manchester City shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target.

Cards

Arsenal received 4 yellow cards (G. Xhaka, Gabriel, B. Saka and R. Holding). On the opposite side, Manchester City received 2 yellow cards (B. Silva and ).

Gabriel (Arsenal) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (59′).

After playing this match, Arsenal will stay with 35 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Manchester City will have 50 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 31'
    31'

    B. Saka

    Goal! Arsenal 1, Manchester City 0. Bukayo Saka - Arsenal - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Kieran Tierney.
  • 55'
    55'

    G. Xhaka

    Penalty conceded by Granit Xhaka - Arsenal - after a foul in the penalty area. Granit Xhaka - Arsenal - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 57'
    57'

    R. Mahrez (Penalty)

    Goal! Arsenal 1, Manchester City 1. Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City - converts the penalty with a shot with left foot to the right corner. Gabriel Magalhães - Arsenal - receive yellow card.
  • 57'
    57'

    Gabriel

    Goal! Arsenal 1, Manchester City 1. Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City - converts the penalty with a shot with left foot to the right corner. Gabriel Magalhães - Arsenal - receive yellow card.
  • 59'
    59'

    Gabriel

    Second yellow card to Gabriel Magalhães - Arsenal - for a foul. Gabriel Jesus - Manchester City - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Gabriel Magalhães - Arsenal
  • 63'
    63'

    I. Gundogan

    Gabriel Jesus

  • 63'
    63'

    R. Holding

    M. Odegaard

  • 64'
    64'

    B. Saka

    Bukayo Saka - Arsenal - receive yellow card.
  • 69'
    69'

    R. Holding

  • 71'
    71'

    E. Smith Rowe

    A. Lacazette

  • 84'
    84'

    M. Elneny

    B. Saka

  • 90'
    90'

    Rodri

    Corner - Arsenal. Conceded by Nathan Aké. João Cancelo - Manchester City - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Kieran Tierney - Arsenal Shot blocked. Aymeric Laporte - Manchester City - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Shot blocked. João Cancelo - Manchester City - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Kevin De Bruyne. Bernardo Silva - Manchester City - receive yellow card. Offside - Manchester City. Raheem Sterling with a pass, however Kevin De Bruyne is in offside. Rodri - Manchester City - receive yellow card for excessive celebration. Goal! Arsenal 1, Manchester City 2. Rodri - Manchester City - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Gabriel Martinelli - Arsenal - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City Second Half ended - Arsenal 1, Manchester City 2.
  • 90'
    90'

    Rodri

    Corner - Arsenal. Conceded by Nathan Aké. João Cancelo - Manchester City - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Kieran Tierney - Arsenal Shot blocked. Aymeric Laporte - Manchester City - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Shot blocked. João Cancelo - Manchester City - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Kevin De Bruyne. Bernardo Silva - Manchester City - receive yellow card. Offside - Manchester City. Raheem Sterling with a pass, however Kevin De Bruyne is in offside. Rodri - Manchester City - receive yellow card for excessive celebration. Goal! Arsenal 1, Manchester City 2. Rodri - Manchester City - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Gabriel Martinelli - Arsenal - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City Second Half ended - Arsenal 1, Manchester City 2.
  • 90'
    90'

    B. Silva

    Corner - Arsenal. Conceded by Nathan Aké. João Cancelo - Manchester City - won a free kick on the right wing. Fouled by Kieran Tierney - Arsenal Shot blocked. Aymeric Laporte - Manchester City - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Shot blocked. João Cancelo - Manchester City - shot with right foot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Kevin De Bruyne. Bernardo Silva - Manchester City - receive yellow card. Offside - Manchester City. Raheem Sterling with a pass, however Kevin De Bruyne is in offside. Rodri - Manchester City - receive yellow card for excessive celebration. Goal! Arsenal 1, Manchester City 2. Rodri - Manchester City - shot with left foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Gabriel Martinelli - Arsenal - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City Second Half ended - Arsenal 1, Manchester City 2.

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Arsenal will play away against Tottenham Hotspur on the 16th of January with a 13-9 head to head stats in favor of Arsenal (12 draws).

Manchester City will host Chelsea on the 15th of January with a 20-15 head to head stats in favor of Chelsea (3 draws).

Arsenal: Formation and Lineups

Arsenal started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Mikel Arteta Amatriain chose to play with the following team: Aaron Ramsdale (6.4), Takehiro Tomiyasu (7.3), Ben White (7.0), Gabriel Magalhães (5.8), Kieran Tierney (7.0), Thomas Partey (7.2), Granit Xhaka (6.1), Bukayo Saka (6.6), Martin Ødegaard (6.3), Gabriel Martinelli (7.2) and Alexandre Lacazette (6.9).

Substitutes

Arsenal made 3 changes: M. Odegaard for R. Holding (63′), A. Lacazette for E. Smith Rowe (71′) and B. Saka for M. Elneny (84′).

Top player: Takehiro Tomiyasu

The player who no doubt impressed Arsenal the most was Takehiro Tomiyasu.

His rating is (7.3) with 25 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.

Manchester City: Formation and Lineups

Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Ederson (6.7), João Cancelo (6.1), Rúben Dias (6.7), Aymeric Laporte (7.0), Nathan Aké (6.7), Bernardo Silva (7.2), Rodri (6.8), Kevin De Bruyne (6.4), Riyad Mahrez (7.6), Gabriel Jesus (6.9) and Raheem Sterling (7.2).

Substitutes

Manchester City made only 1 change substituting Gabriel Jesus for I. Gundogan (63′)​.

Top player: Riyad Mahrez

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester City was Riyad Mahrez.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 43 passes (90% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.

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