Unhurried aim supplies Man Metropolis select at Arsenal in incident-packed approach upon

Rodri's goal is Manchester City’s latest winner in a Premier League match since Gabriel Jesus against Southampton in May 2018Rodri scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester City beat 10-man Arsenal in an incident-packed encounter to move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.That advantage will be cut to some extent on Sunday…

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Rodri celebrates his late winner
Rodri's aim is Manchester Metropolis’s most up-to-date winner in a Premier League match since Gabriel Jesus in opposition to Southampton in Might 2018

Rodri scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester Metropolis beat 10-man Arsenal in an incident-packed approach upon to cross 11 substances decided at the head of the Premier League.

That earnings will most seemingly be decrease to some extent on Sunday when 2nd-placed Chelsea host third-placed Liverpool, though no crew has did not select the Premier League title when foundation the unique year with a lead as mighty as Metropolis's.

Arsenal seemed to comprise held out for a draw, however Rodri prompt in a loose ball in the 93rd minute to aid Metropolis claim an 11th successive league select in a recreation that furthermore had two most predominant VAR incidents and an avoidable red card for Gunners defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

The hosts were the better aspect early on at Emirates Stadium, and Bukayo Saka swept in a deserved opener to realize off a slick cross sooner than the Gunners self-destructed after the atomize.

Riyad Mahrez levelled from the penalty feature after Bernardo Silva used to be introduced down by Granit Xhaka, referee Stuart Attwell overturning his initial decision after viewing the pitchside show screen.

Arsenal felt aggrieved at that call after their very comprise shouts for a penalty in the first half of were denied following a prolonged VAR test for Ederson's model out on Martin Odegaard.

However one minute after conceding from a penalty Gabriel used to be sent off for two yellow playing cards in instant succession, the first for making an strive to scuff up the feature and the 2nd for a scandalous on Gabriel Jesus.

Arsenal, whose manager Mikel Arteta used to be forced to peek from home following a lunge Covid-19 test, dwell fourth in the table.

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Metropolis outlast improved Gunners

Metropolis are the blueprint for Arsenal thru their taking half neatly-liked and philosophy and, while a young Gunners aspect dwell some method behind of their evolution beneath outdated Metropolis assistant manager Arteta, they showed how far they've approach this season.

Pep Guardiola found his Metropolis crew up in opposition to an fully diverse outfit to the one they dismantled 5-0 in August to instant ship Arsenal to the underside of the table.

Guardiola talked about beforehand this could be the handiest Arsenal crew he has confronted throughout his time in England, despite Arteta - the Gunners' "most predominant participant", per Guardiola - having to peek this one unfold from home.

With assistant Albert Stuivenberg on the touchline, the lively hosts swarmed and pressed in an electric opening half of an hour.

They capitalised on their dominant delivery with a aim out of the leaders' playbook, Ben White a success lend a hand possession and beginning a swift counter-attack which ended when Kieran Tierney slid a ball weighted completely for Saka to ship a first-time attain into the underside nook.

It used to be handiest the 2nd first-half of aim Manchester Metropolis comprise conceded in the league this season.

An earlier slick cross had attach Martin Odegaard in behind the Metropolis defence simply for goalkeeper Ederson to get a contact on the ball, with the video assistant referee taking a prolonged peep sooner than agreeing with the on-self-discipline decision that it used to be not a penalty.

Possibly that added to Arsenal's frustration once they had a penalty awarded in opposition to them after VAR intervened, however a short-timeframe loss of composure cost them.

Gabriel's two yellow playing cards got right here either aspect of Gabriel Martinelli placing the bar in what used to be a frantic few minutes after Mahrez levelled from the feature.

Arsenal were forced to dig in and defend after that and seemed to comprise done sufficient till a hopeful imperfect from the licensed dropped to midfielder Rodri, who poked the ball previous Aaron Ramsdale.

No subject their improvement, it methodology Arsenal comprise lost all 5 of their Premier League conferences beneath Arteta in opposition to outdated mentor Guardiola.

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A gradual blow for Metropolis's title competitors

Guardiola's home juggernauts racked up records for targets and substances in 2021 and could maybe simply composed attain Fresh one year's Day in 2022 with a lead that has handiest been bettered twice in the Premier League era.

Manchester United in 1993-94 and Metropolis themselves in 2017-18 - both of whom held 12-level leads - went on to come to a decision the competitors and Rodri's gradual aim will deserve to comprise left Metropolis's title competitors feeling deflated this time round.

They did comprise early probabilities. Gabriel Jesus prompt a header huge and Ruben Dias flicked any other previous the post, however the recreation became of their favour after the atomize.

Metropolis haven't lost in the league since October and comprise needed to cloak resilience of their previous two video games to aid their spectacular a success shuffle.

However, to your whole targets and free-flowing football, it will also simply simply be the 1-0 select at Brentford on Wednesday and this victory - their most up-to-date a success aim in the league in further than three years - that supplies Metropolis the sting approach the cease of the season.


Participant of the match

SakaBukayo Saka

with an moderate of 7.35


  1. placeholderSquad number7Participant titleSaka

  2. placeholderSquad number5Participant titlePartey

  3. placeholderSquad number3Participant titleTierney

  4. placeholderSquad number18Participant titleTomiyasu

  5. placeholderSquad number35Participant titleGabriel Martinelli

  6. placeholderSquad number8Participant titleØdegaard

  7. placeholderSquad number4Participant titleWhite

  8. Squad number9Participant titleLacazette

  9. placeholderSquad number32Participant titleRamsdale

  10. placeholderSquad number10Participant titleSmith Rowe

  11. p06hrhv8Squad number16Participant titleConserving

  12. Squad number25Participant titleMohamed Elneny

  13. p06hrhmdSquad number34Participant titleXhaka

  14. placeholderSquad number6Participant titleGabriel Magalhães

Manchester Metropolis

  1. p0796283Squad number26Participant titleMahrez

  2. placeholderSquad number16Participant titleRodri

  3. p0796142Squad number17Participant titleDe Bruyne

  4. p0795y2hSquad number31Participant titleEderson

  5. placeholderSquad number3Participant titleRúben Dias

  6. placeholderSquad number27Participant titleJoão Cancelo

  7. placeholderSquad number6Participant titleAké

  8. p07961sySquad number20Participant titleBernardo Silva

  9. p0796575Squad number8Participant titleGündogan

  10. p0795z1mSquad number14Participant titleLaporte

  11. p07960v9Squad number9Participant titleGabriel Jesus

  12. Squad number7Participant titleSterling



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Ramsdale
  • 18Tomiyasu
  • 4White
  • 6GabrielBooked at 59minutes
  • 3Tierney
  • 5Partey
  • 34XhakaBooked at 55minutes
  • 7SakaBooked at 63minutesSubstituted forElnenyat 84'minutes
  • 8ØdegaardSubstituted forConservingat 63'minutesBooked at 68minutes
  • 35Martinelli
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forSmith Roweat 71'minutes


  • 1Leno
  • 10Smith Rowe
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 16Conserving
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 19Pépé
  • 20Tavares
  • 23Sambi Lokonga
  • 25Elneny

Man Metropolis

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Ederson
  • 27Cancelo
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 6Aké
  • 20Bernardo SilvaBooked at 90minutes
  • 16RodriBooked at 90minutes
  • 26Mahrez
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 7Sterling
  • 9Gabriel JesusSubstituted forGündoganat 63'minutes


  • 2Walker
  • 8Gündogan
  • 10Grealish
  • 13Steffen
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 37Kayky
  • 79Mbete
  • 80Palmer
  • 87McAtee

Stuart Attwell


Are living Text

  1. Match ends, Arsenal 1, Manchester Metropolis 2.

  2. 2nd Half ends, Arsenal 1, Manchester Metropolis 2.

  3. Base by Riyad Mahrez (Manchester Metropolis).

  4. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.

  5. Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Offside, Manchester Metropolis. Raheem Sterling tries a thru ball, however Kevin De Bruyne is caught offside.

  7. Rodri (Manchester Metropolis) is shown the yellow card for monstrous party.

  8. Procedure! Arsenal 1, Manchester Metropolis 2. Rodri (Manchester Metropolis) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the aim.

  9. Try blocked. Aymeric Laporte (Manchester Metropolis) licensed footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Try blocked. João Cancelo (Manchester Metropolis) licensed footed shot from launch air the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

  11. João Cancelo (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick on the licensed wing.

  12. Base by Kieran Tierney (Arsenal).

  13. Nook, Arsenal. Conceded by Nathan Aké.

  14. Offside, Manchester Metropolis. Nathan Aké tries a thru ball, however Rúben Dias is caught offside.

  15. Nook, Manchester Metropolis. Conceded by Granit Xhaka.

  16. Try blocked. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester Metropolis) licensed footed shot from a worldly perspective on the licensed is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo.

  17. Substitution, Arsenal. Mohamed Elneny replaces Bukayo Saka.

  18. Hand ball by Raheem Sterling (Manchester Metropolis).

  19. Try blocked. Rúben Dias (Manchester Metropolis) licensed footed shot from launch air the box is blocked.

  20. Raheem Sterling (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.

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