Full-time: Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal

  • Irresistible Manchester City notch up a 15th straight win across all competitions and equal club record of nine successive league victories in a single season
  • Kevin De Bruyne rifles a left-footed shot into the bottom corner after an initial effort is repelled by Petr Cech
  • All-time leading scorer Sergio Aguero nets his 179th City goal from the penalty spot after Nacho Monreal fouls Raheem Sterling
  • Alexandre Lacazette scores his sixth of the season less than 10 minutes after coming on
  • Fellow substitute Gabriel Jesus restores City's two-goal lead amid protestations of offside after being teed up by David Silva
  • Leaders City open up an eight-point lead over rivals Manchester United, who are in action against Chelsea this afternoon
  • Arsenal slip below Liverpool into sixth and are now 12 points off the top after 11 matches
  • Recap: Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace
Arsene Wenger has promised Arsenal will not sit back against Manchester City Hayters

No time to dwell on that result as we move onto the second major clash of the afternoon between Chelsea and Manchester United.

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Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal


The petulant Ozil, already on a booking, deliberately barges into Delph and concedes a needless free-kick. He's walking a tightrope late on here.


Four minutes of added time signalled as the oles ring around the Etihad and Ozil loses his cool to become the sixth Arsenal player to receive a yellow.

Gundogan is then caught by Wilshere.


Kolasinac unceremoniously stops Fernandinho in his tracks and is lucky to avoid a yellow card.


Jesus looks likely to notch his second goal on the break, but De Bruyne, announced over the tannoy as the man of the match, cannot squeeze the ball past Koscielny.


Bernardo Silva will get a late run out here as he replaces Sane with just three minutes plus stoppage time left to play.


That's the most in the Premier League. One more than De Bruyne...



That third goal seems to have knocked the stuffing out of Arsenal and City are cruising to a 15th straight win across all competitions.



A double change from Wenger now. Xhaka and Iwobi make way for Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud.


Sanchez is the latest player to have his name taken for a mistimed sliding challenge on Silva.

Guardiola sends on Gundogan in place of Sterling.


Fernandinho slips in Silva, who lays the ball across for substitute Jesus to turn home from close range.

Arsenal are absolutely adamant that Silva was offside, so much so that Xhaka, who actually looked to be playing him on, is booked for his protests.

Gabriel Jesus


Goal: Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal (Gabriel Jesus)


Otamendi flattens Lacazette and is retrospectively shown a yellow card by Michael Oliver.


Cech makes a brilliant low save to deny Jesus and then has to get down to ensure he is not beaten by De Bruyne at the near post.

City pressing to restore that two-goal advantage.


John Stones makes a strong block as Hector Bellerin looks to fashion another opportunity for Arsenal.


Arsenal reduce the deficit as Iwobi and Ramsey combine to set up Lacazette, who confidently smashes the ball past Ederson from an acute angle.

A goal and a booking in the first nine minutes since the Frenchman came off the bench. Game on.

Alexandre Lacazette


Goal: Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette)


Aguero receives a warm round of applause as he makes way for Gabriel Jesus. No respite for the Arsenal defence.


Lacazette tries to play in Ramsey, but Ederson comes off his line to snuff out the danger.

Arsenal's substitute is then yellow carded for a foul on Silva.


The Coquelin experiment is over as Wenger summons Lacazette from the bench with 35 minutes still to play.

Arsenal need a goal.



A moment of real panic for Ederson as he spills Iwobi's shot. Ramsey barges him over the line and City win a free-kick.