Manchester City (Man City) of the English Premier League (EPL) defeated Arsenal to recapture the top spot. It has been 103 days since they gave up the top spot to Arsenal. As Arsenal’s solo system collapsed, the competition to lead the EPL became more intense.
Man City won 3-1 in the EPL match against Arsenal in the 2022-2023 season held at Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 15th (local time).
This match drew great attention as it was a head-to-head match between the 1st and 2nd teams in the EPL, and the leading position could change depending on whether they won or lost. Man City, which is trying to win the EPL three times in a row, and Arsenal, which is aiming to win the championship for the first time in 19 years since the 2003-2004 season, have activated their best members in the ‘battle for first place’. 카지노
The tense flow broke with a single mistake. Manchester City took the lead in the 24th minute when Kevin De Bruyne intercepted an inaccurate back pass from Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu and connected it with a sensational shot that crossed the goalkeeper’s key.
Arsenal balanced the game in the 42nd minute of the first half. Eddie Nketia’s penalty kick was scored by Bukayo Saka.
The two teams faced off fiercely in the second half. They exchanged attacks several times, threatening each other’s goal. The balance was broken in the 26th minute of the second half. Jack Grealish, who received a pass from Ilkay Gundogan, scored. Man City, who was in a good mood, even scored a key goal by Elling Hollan, a ‘monster striker’. Haalan finished De Bruyne’s cutback pass with a right-footed shot. Arsenal tried to chase but failed to score and lost.
With this victory, Manchester City climbed to first place in the league with 16 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses and 51 points. Arsenal were tied with 51 points, but fell behind in goal difference and fell to second place. Arsenal, who took the lead on November 5 last year, gave up after 103 days.
Although Arsenal have given up the lead, they have yet to play one game less than Manchester City, so they can rise to the top at any time. Taking this into account, manager Pep Guardiola said, “I still think Arsenal are number one.” “There are still many games left in the league,” he added, “and it will be a tough time for the players.”
Arsenal coach Miguel Arteta expressed regret, saying, “We had three chances to score, but we couldn’t make it.” “But I am still confident that I can win. I am feeling it,” he said.