The City leader beats Arsenal in the discount and remains unstoppable

The Spanish Rodri Hernández was the author of the goal of the victory of the visitors, in 90 + 3, when he took advantage of a rejection after an unsuccessful attempt by the Spanish international Aymeric Laporte.

It was the culmination of a comeback for Manchester City, as Arsenal had gone ahead in the 31st, with a dry shot by Bukayo Saka, and then Josep Guardiola’s team had equalized in 57 with a penalty transformed by the Algerian Riyad Mahrez.

Arsenal, which could not be led by its Spanish coach Mikel Arteta as he was positive for covid-19, had been complicated in 1960 with the expulsion of Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes, which forced him to play the last half hour with one less man.

“In the second part, in one minute everything changed. In football we try to analyze many things, but sometimes the coin simply falls on your side and sometimes on the other ”, Guardiola pointed out about that key moment towards game time, which paved the way for his team.

– El Liverpool, sin Klopp –

The defeat of Arsenal (4th) was especially painful, both for arriving in the last gasp of the match and for the great first half played, in which they could have achieved a wider advantage, especially driven by the great match of the young Gabriel Martinelli ( 21 years).

In the standings, City is placed with 53 points and provisionally distanced with 11 more than Chelsea (2nd) and with a margin of 12 over Liverpool (3rd).

Chelsea and Liverpool meet on Sunday in a high-flying duel in which German coach Jurgen Klopp will not be able to train Liverpool due to a suspected positive test for covid-19.

Manchester City therefore continues unstoppable and they have already won eleven in a row in the Premier League. They have won all their games in the championship since their 2-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace on October 30.

Arsenal is fourth, within the Champions League zone, and breaks their good streak, after having won their four previous league games.

This Saturday another two games are played on the 21st English day, Watford-Tottenham and Crystal Palace-West Ham.

The game between Leicester and Norwich should have also been played on this first day of 2022, but it was postponed due to a high number of casualties, mainly due to covid-19, in Norwich.

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