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The title fight didn’t offer a goal! Manchester City split points with Arsenal after chess game

The whole football world was looking forward to Sunday’s English Premier League showdown between Manchester City and Arsenal. The match did not offer much footballing beauty, it was more of a chess game. After a goalless draw, both teams shared the points.

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The whole football world was looking forward to Sunday’s English Premier League showdown between Manchester City and Arsenal. The match did not offer much footballing beauty, it was more of a chess game. After a goalless draw, both teams shared the points.

30. the round of the English league offered us a clash of two teams fighting for the Premier League title. Both the home team, Manchester City, and the away team, Arsenal, had a clear plan, and that was to win. Rival Liverpool beat Brighton 2-1.

Gabriel Jesus had the first big chance of the game, found by Ben White The Brazilian striker headed just wide of Stefan Ortega’s goal from a promising opportunity. Nathan Aké also threatened on the other end, heading in from a corner kick. But David Raya caught the ball out.

It was Aké who unfortunately didn’t finish the game, he was injured after less than half an hour and was replaced by young Rico Lewis, who is gradually making his way into the Manchester City team this season. The game was played more from whitewash to whitewash, the first half didn’t offer us many shooting opportunities.

And it’s hard to say that anything changed in the second half. Perhaps the only incident worth mentioning was in the 52nd minute, when Bukayo Saka had an excellent opportunity and was still looking for the free Jesus. But he couldn’t stretch enough.

Both teams felt that a point might not be enough in the final tally. But defeat would have been a much bigger problem. The caution on both sides continued. The inaccuracies piled up and the crowd were still waiting for the opening goal of the game.

The ball was kept on the hoof for most of the time by the home side Manchester City, who were after all going for the win a little more than their opponents. Arsenal goalkeeper Raya confirmed this in the 79th minute when he was shown a yellow card for holding up.

In the end, the match did not offer a goal and both teams had to share the points. More unfortunate for City, who are currently 3 points behind leaders Liverpool. Second placed Arsenal are two points behind.

Source: Canal+ Sport

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