Manchester City are hosting Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon as Pep Guardiola’s side look to get back on track following a stuttering start to the Premier League season.
City have already recorded a heavy defeat by Leicester and a draw with Leeds from their opening three games, and now face a period without Kevin De Bruyne after he picked up a minor injury on international duty. Arsenal have started the season well with three wins and only one defeat, and Mikel Arteta will be aiming to upset his old mentor Guardiola here.
Follow all the action below after the conclusion of Chelsea vs Southampton:
45+1 mins: Half time. Arsenal appeal for a penalty after Kyle Walker raised his foot quite high from a corner. They don’t get one and the first half comes to an end with City taking a one-goal advantage into the break.
42 mins: Ederson to the rescue again as he reacts well to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang one-on-one although the flag went up for offside.
39 mins: Tierney forces his way through the lines and gives it to Saka. He plays a one-two and gets in on goal. The 19-year-old aims for the bottom right corner with his shot but Ederson gets a hand to the ball and it goes wide.
36 mins: Arsenal are struggling to get the ball to Aubameyang. He’s moved out to the left as the pass comes over the top and he gets in behind Cancelo but he’s barely touched the ball before Walker gets back to stop his run.
33 mins: Foden finds Aguero as he drifts out to the left. Sterling makes a run into the box but David Luiz cuts out the cross when Aguero puts it in.
City switch it out to the right where Mahrez collects it. He is forced onto his right foot by Saka but shoots anyway and hits his shot over the crossbar.
30 mins: Mahrez comes close to making it two. Cancelo gets up the pitch, he feeds the ball into Mahrez’s feet as he comes into the box from the right. He shoots and Leno blocks the shot at the near post. Mahrez takes up the rebound and it’s delfected wide for a corner.
26 mins: Saka responds for Arsenal with their best chance on goal. He worms his way into the left side of the box and lets fly. Ederson sees it and turns the shot over the crossbar.
Man City 1 – 0 Arsenal – Sterling
23 mins: GOAL! Mahrez sends Aguero free through the middle of the final third. He brings the ball to the edge of the box and slots it to Foden. Foden takes a touch and has a shot. Leno stops it but only manages to palm it to Raheem Sterling who guides it into the bottom corner. Man City lead.
18 mins: Arsenal haven’t had a shot of note at all yet with almost 20 minutes gone but they are seeing slightly more of the ball. Things do tend to get easier if you stop Man City scoring in the first 20 minutes or so.
15 mins: Phil Foden loses the ball over on City’s left wing and he takes out Willian trying to win it back. Sloppy from the youngster.
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