It was a virtual thriller that was played out at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night.

Premier League leaders Manchester City were outclassed by bitter rivals and neighbours Manchester United to top the points table for a while. But City were able to regain the top slot after a few hours through a class act beating Arsenal 1-0.

The lone goal came on 53 minutes when David Silva scored from a close-range rebound. The Gunners were able to create a number of chances, but the much-needed firepower was missing. City remain unbeaten at the Etihad Stadium in 2011.

City lead the League at the moment with 41 points.

A few memorable moments from the fixture have been captured below:

Manchester City's Kompany challenges Arsenal's Walcott during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Hart challenges Arsenal's Koscielny during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Manchester City's Silva shoots to score during their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters
Arsenal's Ramsey stretches for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City in Manchester.Reuters
Arsenal's Van Persie walks off after their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.Reuters