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Rodri’s Late Strike Seals Comeback Win For Man City Against 10-Man Arsenal

Rodri’s Late Strike Seals Comeback Win For Man City Agains

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Spanish midfielder Rodri gave Premier League leaders Manchester City a 2-1 comeback win at Arsenal on New Year's Day as the home side finished the game with 10 men following the sending-off of defender Gabriel.

The loss brings an end to Arsenal's five match winning streak in all competitions since their loss to Everton on December 6th 2021.

Casting aside any lingering memories of their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of City in August, the Gunners pressed high up the pitch and took the lead in the 31st minute when Bukayo Saka finished a sweeping move by rifling home Kieran Tierney's pass.

It was a good for first half for Mikel Arteta's side although the COVID-19 positive test kept the Spaniard from the dug out.

Albert Stuivenberg was in the dug out barking out orders as Arsenal wanted to hold their 1-0 lead while also pushing to extend it in the first half.

Man City levelled from the spot through Mahrez early in the second half when Granit Xhaka was adjudged to have fouled Bernardo Silva in the box before Arsenal had Gabriel sent off for his second yellow card two minutes later.

Rodri then struck from close range in second-half stoppage time to give City a win that extends their lead over Chelsea, who take on third-placed Liverpool on Sunday, to 11 points, while Arsenal are fourth on 35 points.

 

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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English Premier League 2021/2022 TABLE

English Premier League
No Teams P Pts
1 Manchester City 38 93
2 Liverpool 38 92
3 Chelsea 38 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 71
5 Arsenal 38 69
Full Table

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad
Mahrez
DZ Algeria
  • HEIGHT

    1.79 m

  • WEIGHT

    67 kg

  • AGE

    31

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo
Saka
EN England
  • HEIGHT

    1.78m

  • WEIGHT

    65kg

  • AGE

    20

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Arsenal
Arsenal

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight ...

Manchester City
Manchester City

Manchester City Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English...

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