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Manchester City picked up three points in the first of two Premier League title clashes with Arsenal, beating the Gunners 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
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As a result, both teams are equal with 51 points in the PL table, with Manchester City leading on goal difference (+36 to +26), although Arsenal have a game in hand (23 and 22 played respectively).
Arsenal will visit the Etihad Stadium for the second leg on Wednesday 26 April in each team’s sixth game of the Premier League season.
Arsenal vs Manchester City Highlights, Goal Videos
Manchester City took the first kick in the 24th minute, an uncharacteristic mistake for Arsenal that handed them a goal on a silver platter. Ederson made a long pass to Jack Grealish on the left flank, and although Takehiro Tomiyasu got to him first, the Japanese footballer’s attempt to pass to goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale failed. Kevin De Bruyne pounced and lifted the ball over Ramsdale, making the first cross with his left foot, and the score was 1:1.
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Arsenal equalized in the 42nd minute due to another defensive error, this time by Ederson. Eddie Nketiah was the first to catch the ball played behind Man City’s defense and struck as Ederson ran out and crashed into him as the ball rolled slowly towards the net, but Nathan Ake slid in and snagged the ball just before it crossed the net. line. Referee Anthony Taylor immediately whistled for a touch and gave Arsenal a penalty, which Bukayo Saka converted with icy water coursing through his veins.
It was a hat-trick due to defensive errors that gave Manchester City a second goal as Arsenal continued to play the ball from behind despite increased pressure. Bernardo Silva recovered the ball, quickly found Haaland, who found Ilkay Gundogan, who backed the ball to Jack Grealish, scoring Ramsdale for the first time.
The two-time defending champions put an exclamation mark on their champion’s performance as De Bruyne found Haaland in the penalty area and skilfully finished at the far post to make it 3-1.
Arsenal reaction against Manchester City
Pep Guardiola on adjusting his tactics at half-time…
Erling Haaland on his return to the top spot in the title race…
Jack Grealish, scoring the winning goal…
Mikel Arteta on Arsenal’s game…
Kevin de Bruyne: A goal and an assist helped City take the lead in the second half.
Erling Haaland: Intimidated the Arsenal defense and got his way. He also took it up a few notches with his physical form.
Bukayo Saka: Constant threat and many chances created, as well as goals from penalties.
Arsenal will play Aston Villa on Saturday 18 February, while Manchester City will travel to Nottingham Forest the same day.
How to watch Arsenal vs Manchester City live, stream link and start time
Start: 3:00 pm ET, Wednesday.
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Key storylines and star players
Arsenal’s midfield was exceptional when Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard were healthy and usually Granit Xhaka tied the Ghanaian defensive midfielder and their Norwegian teammate. Look for them to get through Rodri & Co.
Ilkay Gundogan remains one of the league’s most underrated players, thanks in large part to his love for Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden. If he’s not underestimated, it’s because Riyad Mahrez… The Algerian had a goal and an assist in the victory over Villa and is higher than you think in City’s all-time rankings.
Arsenal news, injuries, squad options
NOT RELIED: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Mohamed Elneni (knee), Emile Smith-Rowe (thigh), Thomas Partey (unknown).
🔴 TEAM NEWS ⚪️
💫 Tomiyasu from behind
💪 Xhaka in Midfield
🌶 Saka on the wing
⚡️ Ready for a BIG night at N5! pic.twitter.com/xRDFfH8AKv
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 15, 2023
Manchester City team news, injuries, squad options
OUTSIDE: John Stones (thigh).
TEAM NEWS HERE! 🙌
XI | Ederson, Walker, Diaz, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan (C), Bernardo, Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland
SUBS | Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Akanji, Foden, Palmer, Lewis#mancity | @haysworldwide pic.twitter.com/OXcHAYKOeE
— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 15, 2023
The UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League play-off round draws have been made and, honestly, there are still some serious clashes ahead.
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Manchester United will play Barcelona as the Spanish giants were eliminated from the Champions League and the Red Devils finished second in their Europa League group. Juventus, Ajax, RB Salzburg and Sporting Lisbon have been given very tough assignments in the Europa League playoffs to reach the round of 16.
Arsenal reached the round of 16 of the Europa League after winning their Europa League group, so Mikel Arteta’s team will be looking forward to it.
West Ham United are gearing up for the UEFA Conference League play-offs, where any of 16 teams can play, who will first have to compete in the play-off rounds. Some dangerous teams have been relegated from the Europa League to the Conference League, with Lazio now among the favourites.
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The Europa League final will be held in Budapest and the Conference League final in Prague.
See below for details on the Europa League and Conference League, including how to view information, play-off draw, dates and schedule.
UEFA Europa League, Conference League, schedule, dates, how to watch
Dates: Elimination rounds will begin in February 2023.
Online: live updates via NBCSports.com
How to watch: SEE, Paramount+
UEFA Europa League play-off round, play-off draw
Thursday, February 16, first leg
Barcelona 2-2 Manchester United – highlights, analysis, player ratings
Shakhtar Donetsk 2:1 Rennes
Ajax 0-0 Union Berlin
RB Salzburg 1:0 Roma
Juventus 1-1 Nantes
Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Central Jutland
Bayer Leverkusen 2:3 Monaco
Sevilla 3-0 PSV Eindhoven
Thursday, February 23, second leg
Nantes – Juventus – 12:45 pm ET
Midtjylland – Sporting Lisbon – 12:45 pm ET
AS Monaco – Bayer Leverkusen – 12:45 pm ET
PSV Eindhoven – Sevilla – 12:45 pm ET
Manchester United – Barcelona – 15:00 ET.
Rennes – Shakhtar (Donetsk) – 15:00 Eastern European time.
Union Berlin – Ajax – 3:00 pm ET
Roma v RB Salzburg – 3pm ET
The teams of the Europa League have already entered the draw for the 1/8 finals
Union Saint Gilloise
UEFA Conference League play-off round, play-off draw
Thursday, February 16, first leg
Qarabag 1-0 Gent
Trabzonspor 1-0 Basel
Bodo/Glimt – Lech Poznań 0:0
Braga 0-4 Fiorentina
Lazio 1-0 CFR Cluj
AEK Larnaca 1-0 Dnipro-1
Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Partizan Belgrade
Ludogorets Razgrad 1-0 Anderlecht
Thursday, February 23, second leg
CFR Cluj – Lazio – 12:45 pm ET
Dnepr-1 – AEK Larnaca – 12:45 pm ET
Partizan Belgrade – Sheriff Tiraspol – 12:45 pm ET
Anderlecht – Ludogorets Razgrad – 12:45 pm ET
Gent – Karabakh – 15:00 ET
Basel – Trabzonspor – 15:00 ET
Lech Poznań – Bodo/Glimt – 3:00 pm ET
Fiorentina – Braga – 15:00 ET.
The teams of the European Conference League have already entered the draw for the 1/8 finals
West Ham United