Man City1-Arsenal0

Man City1-Arsenal0

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Raheem Sterling’s first-half strike returned Manchester City to winning ways, beating Arsenal 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium. 

Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola touch fists after the final whistle

City started strongly and got their rewards on 23 minutes, with Sterling converting after Bernd Leno had parried Phil Foden’s shot. 

Thomas Partey receives some final words of encouragement before being introduced for his Premier League debut

Bukayo Saka almost levelled five minutes before half-time, but his shot after a one-two with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was saved by Ederson.

Willian stands over an Arsenal free-kick that is eventually struck over the crossbar by team-mate David Luiz

Nicolas Pepe tested Ederson with a header in the first minute of the second half and curled a free-kick wide as Arsenal searched in vain for an equaliser.

Pep Guardiola embraces Sergio Aguero, who is replaced by Ilkay Gundogan

City’s first league victory since Matchweek 2 extended their run of consecutive Premier League wins over Arsenal to seven and moved them to up 10th on seven points. 

Rodrigo fouls David Luiz in an attempt to win the ball

Arsenal have nine points having played a match more and stay fifth. 

Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe heads at goal early in the second half
Bukayo Saka reacts in frustration having seen his shot saved by Ederson
Next fixtures

Man City: 24 Oct v West Ham (A)
Arsenal: 25 Oct v Leicester (H)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Constantine Hatzidakis. Fourth official: Anthony Taylor. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.

Arsenal’s Bernd Leno saves from Manchester City’s Phil Foden
Bukayo Saka and Joao Cancelo compete for the ball in the early stages of the match

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