Raheem Sterling scored the one aim of the sport.
Tipped because the favourites for the league at this stage of the season, Manchester Metropolis travelled to North London this night to face an Arsenal facet on a combined run of type.
With a win as we speak, Manchester Metropolis would prolong their result in 10 factors forward of twond place Leicester Metropolis.
Nevertheless, Arsenal additionally had a lot to play for. Regardless of a substandard season to this point, the Gunners are nonetheless very a lot in competitors for a Europa League spot. They sat 10th within the desk previous to the sport however might soar two locations to eightth with a win, nevertheless unlikely that appeared.
Manchester Metropolis wasted no time in establishing their dominance as they attacked from the off. Their depth nearly instantly paid off as they hit the web with simply over a minute on the clock.
Riyad Mahrez acquired the ball on the precise flank and launched a pinpoint floated cross into the field which was met by Raheem Sterling who scored a uncommon headed aim.
🎙 | “It’s a brutal begin from Manchester Metropolis!”
Raheem Sterling nods within the opener after lower than 2 minutes – what a begin! ⏰
— Sky Sports activities Premier League (@SkySportsPL) FEBRUARY 21, 2021
As Man Metropolis usually do, they seemed – and succeeded – to regulate possession thereafter.
In any other case, there wasn’t anymore clear reduce possibilities within the first half as each groups needed to accept half possibilities – extra sporadically so for Arsenal.
The primary half ended with Manchester Metropolis effectively in management and main 1-0.
After what was a lower than thrilling first half, the second wasn’t a lot better.
João Cancelo arguably had the most effective probability of the half close to the top of the match. The Portuguese full-back acquired the ball contained in the field from a cutback however nonetheless had a lot to do with defenders proper in entrance of him.
He rapidly adjusted his toes to evade a defender in shut proximity earlier than making an attempt an outdoor the foot shot which went narrowly vast of the put up.
Manchester Metropolis managed to carry onto their early result in win the sport 1-0.
They now sit 10 factors forward of their nearest rivals, Leicester, within the Premier League desk.
— Premier League (@premierleague) FEBRUARY 21, 2021
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