Arsenal vs. Manchester City result: Early Raheem Sterling strike the difference

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The last time Manchester City and Arsenal met in the Premier League was a 1-0 victory for Pep Guardiola's men on home soil. The teams faced off again on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium in London, with the same result.

Raheem Sterling's header just 75 seconds into the match was the difference between the sides as City appeared to be headed for a dominant victory but instead settled for the one-goal win. For all their struggles of late, Arsenal fought valiantly against the league leaders, weathering the early storm to play City on fairly equal terms for most of the match.

However, the result was ultimately the same: City picked up another three points as they march toward the Premier League title, while Arsenal remains stalled in 10th place on the table.

DAZN News provided up-to-the-minute commentary and analysis of the match. Here's how it all went down.


Full time: Arsenal 0-1 Man City

The visitors were not nearly as dominant as they've been recently, but it didn't matter.

90' Four minutes of added time

Arsenal's pushing forward now, looking for the equalizer.

79' Close!

City nearly put the game away after Cancelo tries to use the outside of his foot to clip the ball inside the post. Instead it just misses wide, and it's still 1-0.

78' Chance for Saka

The Arsenal youngster receives a ball from Aubamayeng near the penalty spot, but he can't control the pass properly and his spinning shot attempt is off target.

64' Yellow card for Cancelo

The City man is booked for clattering into Tierney.

57' Save Leno!

The Arsenal 'keeper is forced to make a full-stretch save after a Gundogan strike seemed destine for the top corner.

53' Xhaka cautioned

Now it's a yellow for an Arsenal player as Sterling is fouled.

51' Yellow card shown to Silva

The City midfielder is cautioned for a trip on Saka.

46' Second hald underway

Arsenal kick off to get the match restarted.

Halftime: Arsenal 0-1 Man City

The home side enjoyed some good possessions to end the half and didn't allow a shot on target for the final 40 minutes of the period.

That being said, City seems almost content to concede the ball, knowing that the Gunners don't really know how to penetrate the defence.

41' Match is levelling out now

It looked like a slaughter was en route, but Arsenal has grown into the game, and it's a far more even affair at the moment. City's still the better of the two sides, but Arsenal seems to have found some fighting spirit.

30' Arsenal register their first shot on target

It's Kieran Tierney unleashing a blast from well out that is straight at Ederson. A good strike from the returning left-back, but it's going to take much more than that to beat the City goalkeeper.

25' The match has slowed down

City still have the lion's share of the ball, but their attacking thrust of the first few minutes has all but disappeared.ย 

11' Arsenal up to 29% possession

The Gunners are seeing some of the ball now, but it's still lopsided in terms of overall possession.

4' Sterling comes close

City's England star seems up for it today. He works his way into the Arsenal area and nearly gets a clean look, but the Gunners finally swarm him at the last moment.

2' GOAL Sterling

Arsenal 0-1 Man City
Raheem Sterling gets the visitors on the board with a header. This may be a long match for the Gunners.

Kick off

We are underway at the Emirates.

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