Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah (right) tries to beat Manchester City's goalkeeper Ederson in an English Premier League match on February 15, 2023.
London – Manchester City's players won the English Premier League league at Arsenal 3:1 and thanks to a better score they are first. “The Gunners” did not win in the Premier League for the third time in a row, but they have a game to play against the defending champion.
Photo gallery: English Football League 2022/23
“Citizens” took the lead in the 24th minute in the overtime of the 12th round. Home defender Tomiyasu “greased” the ball to De Bruyne and the Belgian midfielder lobbed goalkeeper Ramsdale. The London team equalized in the 42nd minute thanks to Saka's penalty.
After the change of sides, however, the guests struck twice between the 72nd and 82nd minutes. The winning goal was scored by Grealish, who was followed up by the best scorer of the competition, Haaland. The Norwegian gunner scored the 26th goal in the league season, which only Sergio Agüer managed in one year in the City jersey (in the 2014/15 season). However, the Argentinian striker needed 33 games to do so, while Haaland only 22.
Guest coach Guardiola once again surpassed his former assistant at City and now Arsenal coach Arteta. Manchester City defeated the “Gunners” in the eleventh league game in a row. Since December 2015, he has not lost to him in the Premier League even in 14 games in a row.
English Football League – 12th round play-off:
Arsenal – Manchester City 1:3 (42. Saka z pen. – 24. De Bruyne, 72. Grealish, 82. Haaland).