Liverpool Win In Manchester City’s Goalless Draw With Arsenal

Premier League holders Manchester City welcomed title aspirants Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium for their mouthwatering Matchday 29 clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday night (March 31). With Liverpool claiming provisional pole position after sealing a comeback win over Brighton & Hove Albion, the hosts needed a win to leapfrog Arsenal into second place in the league standings. The Gunners, meanwhile, could have claimed the top spot with a statement win over Pep Guardiola’s mighty city.

Both teams were well aware of what was on the line, which hindered their ability to take risks. Following a tense and tactical 90 minutes, Manchester City and Arsenal settled for a goalless draw, allowing Liverpool to go two points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester City Dominant But Wasteful Against Well-Organized Arsenal

Guardiola’s Manchester City are one of the best teams in the world, and at home, they are almost unstoppable. They had scored at the Etihad Stadium in their last 57 consecutive games in all competitions and deservedly fancied themselves to add to the tally on Sunday. However, thanks to Arsenal’s dogged defending and their uncharacteristically poor finishing, City could not find a way through.

City came close to scoring twice over the course of the 90 minutes. In the 16th minute, an inswinging Manchester City corner reached Nathan Ake, who was only a couple of yards away from David Raya’s goal. Much to the dismay of home fans, the defender could not get a serious touch on the delivery, making for an easy save for Raya. Then, in the 47th minute, Mateo Kovacic carved up a bit of room and aimed at goal with a curling right-footer from outside the box. The Croat caught it sweetly, but the shot did not bend in time to beat Raya, drifting just wide of the right-hand post.

Arsenal, meanwhile, had even fewer notable opportunities. Ex-Manchester City man Gabriel Jesus got a couple of chances to test the goalkeeper in the first…


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Author : Sushan Chakraborty

Publish date : 2024-04-01 05:06:30

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