Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City: Sterling’s early goal earns a narrow win over Arsenal

Raheem Sterling-Manchester City

Man City stretched their unbeaten run with a victory over Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.

Manchester City edged out Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium as their untiring run in the Premier League continued.

The Gunners were coming off a big victory over Leeds United but failed to impose their threat to the table leaders at home.

Raheem Sterling scored a quick fire goal which came inside the second minute as the English scored a thumping header from Riyad Mahrez’s cross. Sterling could have easily added another one in the first half but missed a clear chance and so did Ilkay Gundagon.

The second half was also a similar story, with City creating chances at ease but being wasteful with the end product. Joao Cancelo had a clear sight at the goal but his outside-the-boot effort went wide and Gabriel Jesus also fired his shot over the post after City caught the Gunners on a quick break.

Nonetheless, the North Londoners didn’t cause much trouble to either of the City’s defence or goalkeeper Ederson.

The game also showcased how good Man City were fluid in the attack and sorting things out quickly in defence whenever they lose the ball.

City have moved ten points clear at the top of the table and they also seem to continue their dominance in the coming weeks.

The win could be a huge boost for City manager Pep Guardiola ahead of the Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Elsewhere, the Gunners looked like they gained back the momentum with the win against Leeds last week but it was only flattering to deceive.