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Premier League 2020 Highlights, Results: Manchester City school ten-man Arsenal on restart

Premier League 2020, Manchester City vs Arsenal Highlights, Results: The hosts cruised to a 3-0 win against Arsenal owing to goals from Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 18, 2020 12:33:02 pm
Premier League 2020, Manchester City vs Arsenal Highlights, Results: De Bruyne celebrates his penalty with Sterling. (Source: Twitter/@ManCity)

Premier League 2020, Manchester City vs Arsenal Highlights, Results: The Premier League returned on Wednesday after a 100-day wait. After the opening match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United ended in a goalless draw, Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 victory over ninth-placed Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

The student, Mikel Arteta, failed to win against his former teacher, Pep Guardiola, in a match that was marred by three injuries and a record. Although Arsenal were in it for the entirety of the first half owing to Bernd Leno’s heroics at goal, Raheem Sterling put City in front in the 45th minute. After the break, Kevin de Bruyne doubled the lead from the spot after David Luiz was sent off after conceding a penalty. Phil Foden tripled the lead in the injury time after coming on as a substitute. With this win, City now have 60 points from 29 matches.

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Manchester City vs Arsenal Highlights:

02:50 (IST)18 Jun 2020
Clear and utter domination
02:47 (IST)18 Jun 2020
FT, City 3-0 Arsenal

And that's that. Goals from Sterling, De Bruyne and Foden were enough to get City their first win after the league's restart. Arsenal were simply not good enough, and considering they had Luiz sent off and suffered two early injuries... it was doomed from the start. The master, Pep, has schooled the student, Arteta, here. City move to 60 points from 29 matches now. 

02:45 (IST)18 Jun 2020
90+9' City with another predictable performance

Except a late Aubameyang chance that went harmlessly for a corner, it has been all City so far. Foden the star of the injury-time.

02:38 (IST)18 Jun 2020
90 2' FODDDDEEEN!

And out of the blue, City have tripled their lead. Right from Ederson, they passed their way to Aguero. The experienced striker does a one-two with Sterling, and after his left-footed shot hits the post... Foden thumps it home from close range. 

02:36 (IST)18 Jun 2020
90+1' City aim to hold on

After Garcia is stretchered off, 11 minutes are added as injury time. Both the teams are down to 10 men now.

02:33 (IST)18 Jun 2020
88' Garcia is being given medical help

A lengthy delay while Eric Garcia is looked at. City have used their five subs but they do right to take their time here.

02:27 (IST)18 Jun 2020
80' Garcia knocked out cold

Soon after Aguero came on for Jesus, there's a nasty collision between players. Ederson rushed in to clear a long ball, and cleared out his own defender, Eric Garcia. The stretcher is on and the game has taken a brief pause. 

02:23 (IST)18 Jun 2020
Stat attack!
02:19 (IST)18 Jun 2020
72' City in cruise control

Pep has some change in plans here as he brings on Fernandinho in place of Laporte and Rodri in place of their key playmaker De Bruyne. City are in cruise control as Silva and Foden are doing the job of finding the final pass. Drinks break now. 

02:12 (IST)18 Jun 2020
66' Treble change for Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles come on for Joe Willock, Matteo Guendouzi and Eddie Nketiah. 

02:11 (IST)18 Jun 2020
65' Double substitution for City

Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva replace the duo of David Silva and Riyad Mahrez. 

02:08 (IST)18 Jun 2020
61' City in the driving seat

In the thick of it, Mustafi went off limping few minutes back. He's back now, and Arsenal has shifted back to their usual shape. City are taking it slow now, with Ederson all the way near the centre-circle now. 

02:04 (IST)18 Jun 2020
Time to leave Arsenal?
01:57 (IST)18 Jun 2020
David Luiz, a walking calamity

David Luiz has now made three errors directly leading to goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.

01:56 (IST)18 Jun 2020
49' KDB FROM THE SPOT!

It's David Luiz again! He makes yet another mistake and brings down Mahrez inside the box. City is awarded with a penalty and Luiz is sent off. Kevin De Bruyne calmly slots the ball in the bottom right corner. 

01:53 (IST)18 Jun 2020
Second half begins

The whislte blows and City have yet again started dominating the ball, and Mahrez almost came close to scoring after Ederson played an inch-perfect long ball. De Bruyne has a shot soon after, but it's blocked. 

01:46 (IST)18 Jun 2020
Raheem opens his book
01:38 (IST)18 Jun 2020
HT, City 1-0 Arsenal

City deserved the lead considering their dominance in the final 15 minutes, but Leno deserved better from the defence in front of him. Still another 45 to go. Arsenal may just find themselves back in the game.

01:34 (IST)18 Jun 2020
45 2' STERLLINGGGGGG!

GOAL! A fortunate one, but a goal nonetheless! The first Premier League goal after the restart is scored by Raheem Sterling. After Walker crosses from the right side, the ball bounces off David Luiz's body and the Englishman pounces on the mistake. He takes a touch and blasts the ball past Leno.

01:24 (IST)18 Jun 2020
37' City have certainly found their jam

City are looking really threatening now. De Bruyne finds himself in the centre of the park and he finds Mahrez down the right wing and inside the box through a fine, fine pass... and it's yet another save by Leno! He used his leg to keep the scores level. 

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