Manchester City dominates Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in first match back since EPL stoppage

Raheem Sterling Manchester City
Photo Credit: Manchester City

 

There was no rust shown whatsoever for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side. Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, the same could not be said for the Gunners on Wednesday night. 

 

In both teams' first game back since English Premier League action was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic, City cruised to an easy 3-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium. From start to finish, the Manchester club owned the pitch.

 

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In the first half, Arsenal was able to keep City from scoring for the majority of play, but a blunder from David Luiz opened the door for Raheem Sterling to send a screamer past Leno in stoppage time to give MC the lead. 

 

For Luiz, that wasn't his only mistake of the night, as early on in the second half he brought down Riyad Mahrez inside the box. Not only was City awarded a penalty, which Kevin De Bruyne powered into the back of the net to make things 2-0, but Luiz also was given a red card. 

 

To make matters worse for Arsenal, Phil Foden made things 3-0 in stoppage time of the second half to put an exclamation point on the City victory. It really was a one-sided affair, with the home team having no issues capturing the three points. 

 

Life is good for Man City supporters, while it's back to the drawing board for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal.