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Bellerín
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João Cancelo
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G. Xhaka
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51'
Bernardo Silva
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R. Sterling
R. Mahrez
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Possession
45% 55%
3
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 3
Total Passes 479 599
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Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Manchester City move 10 points clear at the top of the league, while Arsenal remain in 10th.
Sterling's early goal is the difference between the teams as Manchester City edge out Arsenal. The away side dominated this game from start to finish and they asserted themselves quickly when Sterling headed in Mahrez's precise cross. And they could have added to their lead soon afterwards, with Gundogan and Sterling missing clear chances. Arsenal managed to stay in the game, but their threat was mainly limited to Saka leading counter-attacks. The second half delivered much of the same as City continued to create chances without managing to finish the game off. A second goal never did arrive, but Arsenal failed to test the away side and City were able to comfortably fend off any attack. Cancelo came up with one final late miss, but it didn't matter as City secured their 1-0 victory.
90' + 5' FULL TIME: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City
90' + 3' The hosts continue to struggle to create any shooting chances as Leno's latest long pass forward is headed back into the Arsenal half.
90' + 1' Four minutes of stoppage time are added on.
90' Jesus leads a counter all by himself and runs at the backtracking Arsenal centre-backs, before blazing a wild shot over from 25 yards.   
89' City are still hunting for a second goal as Gundogan's cut back from the byline is cleared behind by Luiz.  
Bellerín
Yellow Card
87' Bellerin is shown a yellow card for a heavy tackle on Jesus to stop a counter.  
Dani Ceballos
Mohamed Elneny
86' Elneny is replaced in midfield by the more attacking Ceballos. 
85' City will be frustrated that they haven't found a second goal to end Arsenal's hopes - with five minutes plus stoppage time to go the hosts will be aiming to sneak a late equaliser.  
83' Sterling shimmies into the box, but his progress is halted by an excellent tackle from Elneny.
David Luiz
R. Holding
82' Holding is replaced by Luiz in defence.
81' Holding suffered a head injury during that City move and it looks like he won't be able to continue.  
80' Huge chance for Cancelo! Jesus drives into the box and rolls it into Cancelo, who nimbly skips past Mari before curling a shot with the outside of his right foot inches wide of the far post!
78' Chance for Saka! Aubameyang races in behind and hooks a cross towards Saka, who looks ready to shoot from 12 yards, until he loses his footing at the crucial moment, allowing City to clear!
76' Arsenal have done well to stay within touching distance of City heading into the last 15 minutes, but now they need to capitalise and push for an equaliser.    
74' Cancelo hits a testing back pass to Ederson and the goalkeeper can only spoon it straight to Elneny, who wastefully lashes a volley well wide from 30 yards.  
E. Smith Rowe
N. Pépé
73' Pepe is also replaced by Smith Rowe, after a quiet second half for the hosts.   
A. Lacazette
M. Ødegaard
73' Odegaard makes way for the more attacking Lacazette.
72' Odegaard slips Bellerin in behind down the right and his cross skids into the box, before Dias hacks it away. 
70' Saka wins a promising free-kick for the hosts, but Odegaard's delivery drifts harmlessly through to Ederson.   
68' Arsenal have at least managed to secure more of the ball in the second half: in the first 45 they only had 42 per cent possession, but in the second period they've enjoyed 54 per cent.   
66' Sterling latches onto a long ball over the top from Ederson and for a moment it looks promising for City, but the referee brings play back for a handball against the attacker.   
João Cancelo
Yellow Card
64' Cancelo is booked after clumsily colliding with Tierney.
Gabriel Jesus
K. De Bruyne
63' De Bruyne departs with Jesus taking his place, to offer City more of a focal point up top.
61' City have been excellent in attack today and they've incisively created plenty of dangerous shooting chances. With nine shots from inside the box so far, they might be wondering how they've only managed to score once.   
59' The resulting corner falls to De Bruyne who smashes a volley wide from just outside the box.    
57' Strong save from Leno! Gundogan is afforded space to shoot from 20 yards, and he curls a delicate effort towards the far corner that Leno tips away at full stretch!
56' Holding expertly shepherds Gundogan out of play, after the midfielder had burst into the box to chase Zinchenko's clever pass. 
55' City have carried on from where they left off: they're dominating possession and territory, and they're intent on finding a second goal to kill off this game.  
G. Xhaka
Yellow Card
53' Xhaka quickly joins Silva in the book, after receiving a yellow card for a late challenge on Sterling near the halfway line.     
Bernardo Silva
Yellow Card
51' Silva cynically trips Saka to prevent a break and he's shown a yellow card.  
51' Sterling gets into the box again and drives around the outside of Holding, but the defender manages to stay with him and block the shot away.     
50' De Bruyne attempts an inventive chip over Leno from 12 yards, but it drifts a few yards wide of the far post.
48' Mahrez was brilliant for the away side in the first half. He was a constant menace and he managed two shots and a key pass to go with his crucial assist for Sterling. 
47' Zinchenko receives a lay-off from Sterling, before slamming a powerful shot high and wide from 18 yards at an angle.  
46' Arsenal get the second half under way.
City continually exploited Arsenal's left flank in that first 45, and the hosts will need to try and stem the tide down that side after the interval.
Sterling's excellent header gives Manchester City the lead at the break. The away side made an electric start to the game: Sterling missed a huge opportunity within a minute from a Mahrez cross, but when the winger teased another delivery in moments later, Sterling made no mistake and gave City the lead. From there, they had plenty of chances to add to their advantage, but Mahrez and Gundogan couldn't quite finish. Arsenal eventually grew in confidence though and showed promising flashes going forward with Pepe and Saka. Nevertheless, they'll need to improve dramatically if they're to recover in the second period.
45' + 2' HALF TIME: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City
45' One minute of stoppage time is added.   
44' Chance for Pepe! Bellerin beats Zinchenko in the air, allowing Pepe to square a cross into the box that ricochets off Gundogan! The attacker collects the loose ball and proceeds to fire a powerful shot that rifles into the side netting at the near post!
42' De Bruyne finds a little space on the break, and he advances down the right flank before slamming a cross over the advancing attackers and out of play.  
40' Arsenal continue to grow in confidence as Tierney's devious, low cross is hooked away from danger by Dias.  
38' Aubameyang tracks back industriously, to win possession from Dias before winning a free-kick off the defender. 
36' Tierney teases a probing cross towards the back post, but Odegaard's heavy touch takes it out of play.   
34' Brilliant block from Holding! Fernandinho steals possession away from Xhaka before sliding Gundogan in behind the Arsenal defence! For a moment, it looks as though the midfielder will have a clean shot at goal, but Holding gets back to block it away from harm!
32' Arsenal have started to restrict City a little more in the final third, but the away side remain in total control of this game.
30' De Bruyne whips a hopeful cross into the box, but Holding's there to head it away.  
28' Mahrez goes close again! The attacker bursts into the box, before gliding inside Tierney and drilling a low shot that Holding desperately blocks to safety!
26' Saka leads a dangerous Arsenal counter-attack, but his final pass towards Pepe is expertly cut out by Stones.  
24' The away side continue to attack relentlessly down the right flank, but this time Tierney manages to poke it away from Mahrez inside the box.   
22' Cancelo races onto Mahrez's throughball and cuts it back into the six-yard box, but there's no City attacker on hand and Arsenal clear.  
20' Arsenal enjoy a long spell of possession in their own half as they begin to settle into the game.  
18' Chance for Saka! Arsenal break down the left with a move that ends with Saka firing an effort from the edge of the box, that's blocked by an offside Aubameyang! It's difficult to say whether the shot was going to be on target, but it's a frustrating bit of misfortune for the hosts nonetheless.    
16' All the action is occurring in the Arsenal half right now as they look to stay in the game amidst City's pressure.  
14' De Bruyne tries to thread an incisive pass into the path of Gundogan, but the midfielder can't quite reach it.  
12' Arsenal attempt a rare foray forward, but Bellerin's pass into the channel is too strong for Pepe and City clear. 
10' The away side have been completely dominant so far: they've already had four shots to pair with 71 per cent possession.
8' Chance for Mahrez! City continue to pile the pressure on Arsenal, as Mahrez cuts inside from the right before firing a dangerous shot from eight yards that flicks off Mari and wide!  
6' Mahrez and Cancelo overwhelm Arsenal down the right flank again, allowing the latter to drill in a low cross that Holding hacks away.
4' Well, this is an ominous start for Arsenal. City have looked threatening with every attack and the hosts are struggling to contain them right now.   
R. Mahrez
Assist
2' That was a brilliant cross from Mahrez: he had a narrow window to aim for between the two centre-backs to find Sterling, but he picked him out perfectly!
R. Sterling
Goal
2' STERLING! 1-0! City's early pressure pays off as Mahrez scoops in a deft cross, inviting the unmarked Sterling to steer an accurate header across Leno and into the top corner!
1' Chance for Sterling! City begin with real intent as they sweep forward with a move that ends with Sterling slicing Mahrez's dangerous cross wide at the back post!
1' Manchester City get the first half under way.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick-off is just seconds away!
If Manchester City win today, they’ll equal their club record of 11 consecutive wins on the road from the 2017/18 season.
Manchester City make five changes after beating Everton last time out: Walker, Laporte, Foden, Rodrigo and Jesus are the ones to make way. Most notably, De Bruyne returns to the starting lineup after being unavailable over the last month with an injury.
Arsenal make four changes to the side that drew against Benfica during the week: Luiz, Gabriel, Ceballos and Smith Rowe all drop out.
SUBS: Gabriel Jesus, Zack Steffen, Ferran Torres, Benjamin Mendy, Rodrigo, Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling.
SUBS: Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos, Alexandre Lacazette, Cedric Soares, Mat Ryan, Gabriel Magalhaes, David Luiz, Willian.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney; Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Nicolas Pepe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Manchester City, meanwhile, are looking imperious. They’re seven points clear at the top of the league after winning 17 straight matches across all competitions – they’ll be expecting to make that 18 today.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Manchester City. The hosts enter this one looking for a lift after a difficult start to the season; despite finding themselves 10th in the league, they’ve won three of their last six and they’ll be hoping for a shock victory today.