Sat, Oct 17 2020
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ArsenalArsenal0
Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as Manchester City earned a 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Etihad on Saturday.

It was City's first clean sheet in the Premier League this season as they move up to 10th position in the table.

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City striker Sergio Aguero made his first start of the campaign while Thomas Partey came off the bench late on to make his Arsenal debut.

Riyad Mahrez almost opened the scoring inside the first minute but his long range-effort went narrowly wide.

City did take the lead after 23 minutes when Sterling reacted quickest to Bernd Leno's save from a Phil Foden shot.

There were chances for both sides to score after the goal but Ederson twice denied Bukayo Saka and Leno blocked Foden's close range effort.

Just before the break, Arsenal wanted a penalty after Kyle Walker's high foot on Gabriel but VAR decided against it.

City came close to scoring a second after the hour mark when David Luiz deflected Joao Cancelo's cross just wide.

Arsenal are now without a victory in their last 29 Premier League away games against 'Big Six' opponents since a 2-0 win at City in January 2015.

"They were a difficult team to break down, really well drilled and made it difficult for us," Sterling said after the game.

"In the end we deserved the win. We kept it tight and compact and deserved the win," said Sterling.
PLAYERS
Man CityArsenal
31
Ederson
Bernd Leno
1
3
Rúben Dias
Gabriel
6
6
Nathan Aké
David Luiz
23
2
Kyle Walker
Kieran Tierney
3
16
Rodri
Héctor Bellerín
2
20
Bernardo Silva
Granit Xhaka
34
27
João Cancelo
Bukayo Saka
7
47
Phil Foden
Dani Ceballos
8
26
Riyad Mahrez
Willian
12
10
Sergio Agüero
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
14
7
Raheem Sterling
Nicolas Pépé
19
Substitutes
50
Eric García
Alexandre Lacazette
9
8
Ilkay Gündogan
Mohamed Elneny
25
5
John Stones
Thomas Partey
18
25
Fernandinho
Rúnar Rúnarsson
13
13
Zack Steffen
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
15
21
Ferrán Torres
Edward Nketiah
30
48
Liam Delap
  
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