Manchester City managed to win the key game against Arsenal in the title race, after winning 4:1 they are only two points behind their opponents and have two games to play. The 33rd round match was decided by Kevin de Bruyne’s individual performance.
The Citizens started actively and took the lead in the seventh minute. Kevin de Bruyne got free and hit the net with a ground shot.
Arsenal did have more possession of the ball, but only far from Ederson’s goal. He wasn’t getting into the attacking half. On the other hand, in the 23rd minute, Bernardo Silva fired in the Gunners’ whitewash, but Aaron Ramsdale made the save this time.
Three minutes later, de Bruyne almost ran in alone, but Ben White was able to come back and intervene. But the Citizens were pounding on the door, with Erling Haaland on target in the 28th minute, but Ramsdale flashed an excellent save.
At the other end, Thomas Partey was the first to make his presence felt, but he narrowly missed the right post from outside the area. In the 41st minute, Ramsdale was again the wizard, this time clearing Haaland’s shot from the first touch.
In stoppage time, the Citizens got their chance when John Stones cleared a centre from de Bruyne. VAR ruled the situation a goal after the offside line was drawn.
The Gunners hit the target for the first time in the 48th minute, but a weak effort from Granit Xhaka in the middle was handled by Ederson. At the other end, Ramsdale was the only good player for the visitors as he again picked out Haaland.
A minute later, the Norwegian goalkeeper proved to be the ideal assistant as de Bruyne added a third after his pass.
Then the pace of the game dropped. Both sides were aware that the game was decided. It wasn’t until the 80th minute that Bukayo Saka tried his luck from a direct kick, only to shoot over. Six minutes later, Rob Holding scored from the penalty spot.
But the home side kept their lead and increased their lead from Haaland’s kick and after the 4-1 win they are now only two points behind the leaders. Compared to the first Arsenal, they have played two fewer rounds.
Sources: Premier League, Canal+ Sport
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