Stand-in skipper Raheem Sterling scored the one aim as Manchester City returned to successful methods of their Premier League conflict with Arsenal.
Sterling, given the armband by supervisor Pep Guardiola with Fernandinho on the bench and Kevin de Bruyne injured, completed off the rebound after Phil Foden’s 23rd-minute shot had been saved.
Arsenal had probabilities to stage however City keeper Ederson denied them with three wonderful first-half saves and each David Luiz and Pepe have been off course with free-kicks in good positions after the break.
The end result prolonged a depressing run of away outcomes in opposition to their fellow ‘prime six’ members for Arsenal. They have now didn’t win of their final 29 such conferences, since successful at City in 2015.
Guardiola is but to drop a degree in opposition to the Gunners in 5 encounters at Etihad Stadium since he succeeded Manuel Pellegrini as City supervisor in 2016.
More importantly for his facet, after selecting up a single level from their final two video games, they have been capable of declare most factors on this one.
The three factors got here even with out De Bruyne and with the returning Sergio Aguero restricted to an hour’s motion on his first look since June after recovering from a knee harm.
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- 3Rúben DiasBooked at 68minutes
- 6AkéBooked at 84minutes
- 16RodriBooked at 14minutes
- 27CanceloBooked at 63minutes
- 20Bernardo Silva
- 47FodenSubstituted forFernandinhoat 89′minutes
- 10AgüeroSubstituted forGündoganat 65′minutes
- 23David Luiz
- 6dos Santos Magalhães
- 34XhakaSubstituted forParteyat 83′minutesBooked at 90minutes
- 19PépéSubstituted forNketiahat 83′minutes
- 12WillianSubstituted forLacazetteat 69′minutes
Match ends, Manchester City 1, Arsenal 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester City 1, Arsenal 0.
Thomas Partey (Arsenal) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the appropriate wing.
Foul by Thomas Partey (Arsenal).
Foul by Bernardo Silva (Manchester City).
Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Fernandinho (Manchester City).
Dani Ceballos (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Manchester City. Fernandinho replaces Phil Foden.
Offside, Arsenal. Bukayo Saka tries a by means of ball, however Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.
Nathan Aké (Manchester City) is proven the yellow card.
Rodrigo (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).
Substitution, Arsenal. Thomas Partey replaces Granit Xhaka.
Substitution, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah replaces Nicolas Pépé.
Attempt missed. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from outdoors the field is shut, however misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Phil Foden (Manchester City) left footed shot from the appropriate facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo.