Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal as Leroy Sane and Sterling second half goals turn things around, Sane and Sterling give vastly improved City the lead.
Absolute crucial game in premier league title race as fourth place Manchester City hosted Arsenal on Sunday and it turned out to be a great spectacle with Arsenal taking the early lead through Theo Walcott in first 5 minutes of kickoff. However City came roaring back into the game albiet luckyly where they scored through Leroy Sane just after the break but he was clearly offside followed by Sterlings goal at near post which was also offside as David Silva was in offside position interrupting play. Referee failed to spot both offsides and City went on to win 2-1 pretty much killing Arsenal’s chances of title.
Leroy Sane scored two minutes after the break to get City back into the match, Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League table as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose for the second successive game. Theo Walcott’s cool fifth-minute finish from Alexis Sanchez’s pass put the Gunners in control at the interval – but the second half brought a familiar painful fate for manager Arsene Wenger and his players. As at Everton on Tuesday, they were overpowered and the credits were rolling once Leroy Sane ran on to David Silva’s pass to beat Petr Cech with Arsenal appealing in vain for offside. City were on a roll and Arsenal were on the rack, the winner coming 19 minutes from time when Raheem Sterling was the beneficiary of Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant pass to arrow a low finish past Cech at his near post. It bolstered City’s title ambitions, although they are still seven points behind leaders Chelsea and completed a damaging double for Arsenal as they now lie nine points behind Antonio Conte’s side.
Manchester City 2 – 1 Arsenal Premier League Match Highlights
- 05′ 0 – 1 Theo Walcott scored inside first 5 minutes to put Arsenal 1-0 in lead at Etihad and City’s fragile defense keep disappointing at the back.
- 47′ 1 – 1 Leroy Sane scores just after the break to bring City back into the match.
72′ 2 – 1 Raheem Sterling scores a wonderful goal cutting inside from right flank and unleashing a low drive on near post as City take the 2-1 lead.
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