Manchester City came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium to move ahead of the Gunners in the table. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sané ensured City ended their 2016 home campaign with three points.
City showed tremendous confidence and aggression to overcome Arsene Wenger’s side and ensured they came from behind to secure a victory over the Gunners for the first time since December 2013.
It took Arsenal just four minutes to hurt City and scored when Hector Bellerin’s run saw him run into space before laying the ball onto Alexis Sanchez who slotted a clever pass into Theo Walcott to give the Gunners the lead.
Arsenal went in at half-time with a comfortable lead, but it took City just two minutes to equaliser through Leroy Sané. The German neatly slotted the ball past Petr Cech after David Silva’s beautiful ball over the top of the Arsenal defence.
City dominated the remainder of the contest and finally got their reward when Kevin De Bruyne’s fantastic long ball found Raheem Sterling on the right wing. The England winger dribbled into the box before finding space and firing a low firing shot past Petr Cech to give City the lead.
City went on to win the game, but what have we learned from the gladiatorial contest at the Etihad Stadium? Here are FOUR things that are notable mentions.