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Arsenal v Man City - as it happened

Pin Arsenal v Man City, Premier League 2020/21, matchday 25, 21/2/2021 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Arsenal v Man City, Premier League 2020/21, matchday 25, 21/2/2021 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Arsenal v Man City - as it happened

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 0 8,692

Join us for live coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Man City at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal need to win this one to remain within touching distance of the European places.

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FT: Arsenal 0-1 Man City!!! All over at the Emirates and City get their 17th win in a row. City were brilliant in the first 10 minutes, Sterling got his goal and then, they slowed the tempo down and were solid at the back. Arsenal did very little going forward and never really looked like getting an equaliser. Pep's men always had it under control.
94'
Free-kick to City on the far side and they just keep the ball on the far side.
93'
Still 0-1 here and there looks little of the Gunners scoring, to be honest.
91'
Four extra minutes.
90'
Man City go forward and Jesus just boots it well wide!! That was a shocker.
88'
Arsenal win themselves a corner here.
88'
Arsenal have now made four changes. I think that's the first time a team has made four subs in a PL game.
87'
Bellerin is booked for a foul on Jesus.
86'
Arsenal sub: Elneny is replaced by Ceballos.
85'
The concussion sub means both Arsenal and City will be allowed a 4th sub.
84'
Stones barges into Auba, Arsenal wanted a free-kick, but the ref says it's a shoulder charge.
83'
Arsenal sub: D Luiz is on for Holding and I think this is a concussion sub.
81'
Arsenal have a man down here after an accidental collision as Cancelo shot. It's Holding and it's a head injury.
80'
Cancelo!!! Cancelo and Jesus combine, the Brazilian works his way into the box and then the Portuguese hits a curling shot narrowly wide of the far post! So close.
79'
Arsenal are lacking the cutting edge to break the City defence down.
76'
Auba passes to Saka in the area, but he slips.
73'
Arsenal double sub: Smith-Rowe on for Pepe and Lacazette replaces Odegaard.
73'
Elneny!!! Cancelo boots a ball back to his own GK, Ederson miscues his clearance on the full and Elneny hits wide from outside the area! That was a crazy kick back from the touchline for Ederson.
72'
Arsenal threaten, but City clear the danger.
69'
Saka is brought down by Sterling and the Gunners have a free-kick 30-35 yards out.
68'
Man City look very comfortable. Little is happening and that suits City perfectly.
66'
Sterling is penalised for a handball, he slams the ball down in frustration and gets a talking to from Moss. I think he's lucky not to be booked there.
65'
Auba looks to get to the ball before Stones and the City defender shields the ball out for a goal kick.
64'
Cancelo catches Tierney in the air and sees yellow.
63'
Man City sub: KDB is replaced by Jesus.
60'
Still 0-1 here and Arsenal have hardly tested Ederson.
58'
Fernandinho finds Cancelo on this near flank and his cross cum shot is easy for Leno.
57'
KDB!!! A ball in his half-cleared by Elneny and KDB smashes one wide of the goal. That was hit with some force.
56'
Gundogan!!! What a save by Leno! City go forward on the far side, Sterling passes to Gundogan on the edge of the box whose shot is saved by Leno. Corner.
55'
Gundogan!!! KDB picks out Gundogan in the box, Holding slides to the ground and prevents the City man from shooting. No handball.
52'
Xhaka is cautioned for a foul on Sterling. Clear.
51'
Free-kick to the Gunners after B Silva fouls Saka from behind. He's also booked.
49'
Great defence by Holding to dispossess Sterling in the box. City have started the half well.
48'
KDB!!!! Zinchenko goes down Arsenal's right, he lays it off to KDB whose chip shot goes just wide! That would have been amazing had it gone in!
47'
Zinchenko!!! City go forward through Sterling, he cuts back for Zinchenko who hits over.
46'
Arsenal get us going again!
45'
HT: Arsenal 0-1 Man City!! Half-time at the Emirates. City took an early lead through Sterling and dominated the opening 10 minutes, but then they gradually lost control of the game. Arteta's men ended up finishing the half better without creating anything too significant. Tierney has come the closest to levelling for the hosts. City better overall, but it's all to play for in the second 45!
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45+1: Xhaka sends a ball in, City head away and then Xhaka catches Gundogan.
45'
One added minute.
45'
Odegaard looks to find Auba. Ederson gets there first though.
45'
Arsenal are finishing the half well here.
44'
Pepe gets the ball in the box, his pass to Bellerin is cut out, but the ball goes straight back to Pepe and his shot his the side-netting.
42'
KDB's cross goes behind for a goal kick.
41'
The Gunners win themselves a corner after good play by Tierney.
38'
Dias is penalised for a foul on Auba and the Portuguese isn't happy with the call.
36'
Tierney crosses for Odegaard at the back stick and the RM loanee is unable to control the ball.
33'
City go forward again and Gundogan has his shot blocked by Holding. I think it will be 0-1 at HT.
31'
Mahrez is caught offside.
30'
Tierney has a pop now for the Gunners from distance which is straight at Ederson!
27'
KDB gives it to Mahrez on the far side, he gets into the box and his effort is blocked by Holding.
26'
Arsenal counter through Saka and his pass to Pepe is cut out by an opponent. He should have given it to Odegaard.
25'
Mahrez has the ball in the area and tries to go one way and then the other and is forced to go backwards by the Arsenal defence.
23'
The ball is given to Cancelo in the box, he manages to reach it before it goes out of play, but there's no teammate in the middle.
22'
Shots: 1-4. on target: 0-2.
21'
KDB looks to pick out Gundogan, but the ball runs through to Leno. The game has quietened down in the last few minutes.
18'
Auba!!!! What did you do?? Saka and Tierney combine brilliantly, Saka shoots and the ball, which may have been going in, strikes an offside Auba on the leg.
15'
KDB passes to Gundogan, but it's overhit. I think the German was offside anyway.
14'
B Silva's ball forward can only find Tierney.
13'
71% possession for the visitors so far.
11'
Man City are in complete control of this one, but need to get at least another one while they are so dominant.
9'
The corner is taken short to KDB outside the area and he completely fluffs his strike.
7'
Mahrez again!!! He goes down Arsenal's left again and his effort is deflected behind for a corner.
6'
So nearly two! Sterling is in, he takes Bellerin out of the game in the box, but he takes too many touches and loses control of the ball!! He should have done better.
5'
Mahrez goes again and Arsenal have to clear!
3'
Free-kick to the Sky Blues now after Holding makes a poor challenge on Sterling.
2'
Man City score!!! What a start!!! Sterling!! A long ball forward by Dias picks out Mahrez on the far side, the Algerian gets into the area, sends the ball to Sterling who heads home! It's been coming!
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Mahrez gets into the box after finding space, he sends a ball to Sterling at the back post who can't get a shot off.
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Man City get us going in the white from right to left! Arsenal in their usual colours.
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The players make their way out here!
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For Arsenal, there are five changes from Thursday night against Benfica. Cedric, Gabriel, D Luiz, Ceballos and Smith-Rowe lose their places. Tierney, Mari, Holding, Elneny and Pepe come in.
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Man C make five changes from the 1-3 win at Everton on Wednesday. Laporte and Walker are replaced by Zinchenko and Stones, Gundogan and Fernandinho are in for Foden and Rodri while KDB makes his first start since his return from injury. Jesus drops out of the XI. Gundogan returns from injury.
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Arsenal travel to Greece to face Benfica on Thursday in a Europa League last 32 second leg match. It was 1-1 in the first leg while Man City go to Gladbach on Wednesday in a Champions League last 16 first leg game.
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Jonathan Moss is the referee for this one while Peter Bankes is the VAR.
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10th v 1st. 34pts v 56pts.
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Man City XI: Ederson (GK); Zinchenko, Stones, R Dias, Cancelo; Gundogan, Fernandinho, B Silva; Sterling, KDB and Mahrez.
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Arsenal XI: Leno (GK); Tierney, Mari, Holding, Bellerin; Saka, Xhaka, Odegaard, Elneny, Pepe; Aubameyang.
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