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Arsenal fall to Man City, lose Premier league table top spot


February 16, 2023

Manchester City earned a crucial 3-1 win against title rivals Arsenal as the resurgent champions knocked the Gunners off the top of the Premier League on Wednesday. In the most eagerly anticipated Premier League clash this season, City seized the momentum in the title race, as Pep Guardiola’s side showed they are not ready to surrender the title with a ruthless display of finishing that lifted them above Arsenal on goal difference.

Bidding for their first Premier League title since 2003-04, Arsenal were unable to subdue City’s battle-hardened stars.

Kevin De Bruyne put City ahead in the first half at the Emirates Stadium and, although Bukayo Saka equalised with a controversial penalty, Jack Grealish landed the vital blow in the second half when he restored the visitors’ lead, before Erling Haaland’s 26th goal in 22 league appearances for City killed off Arsenal in the closing stages.