Gabriel Martinelli’s deflected strike in the 86th minute gave the Gunners their first win over City in the Championship since 2015 and allowed them to overtake the champions and move into second place in the standings.
City lost consecutive Premier League games for the first time in five years.
An unnamed Erling Haaland had to pay the price for City’s unconvincing performance.
The only shot on goal for City came within five minutes when Josco Guardiola’s shot was deflected away by Declan Rice.
The visitors were lucky Matteo Kovacic avoided a red card twice before the break.
The Croatian received a yellow card for a lunge towards Martin Odegaard that could have resulted in a straight red, and then avoided a second suspension for bringing down Rice.
Martinelli was introduced into the game by Mikel Arteta on the stroke of half-time looking for a spark, but Arsenal were also lifeless in attack until the Brazilian struck. at the death.
Luck favors Arsenal this time: strike Marchinelli seemed destined for Ederson’s hands, but got in Nathan Ake’s face and deflected into his own goal.
The win allowed Arteta’s team to level on points with leading Tottenham and two points ahead of third-placed City.
– Liverpool hold on for victory –
Liverpool missed a chance to beat City by losing to Brighton.
Liverpool were thrashed by Brighton in the first half hour of the game.
Simon Adingra beat Alexis Mc Allister back at the Amex Stadium before catching Alisson Becker at a mistake to open the scoring.
After a bright start to the season, Brighton won just once in six games as European soccer proved a tough test for Roberto De Zerbi’s men.
The Seagulls’ bold approach earned them plenty of plaudits, but Liverpool exploited their weaknesses and took the game to another level.d five minutes before half-time.
Twice Brighton were penalized for giving the ball away on cin the other half of the field: Harvey Elliott unselfishly allowed Darwin Nunez’s pass to find Mohamed Salah, who scored.
Liverpool’s high pressing led to a penalty when Dominic Soboslai dispossessed Pascal Gross and was brought down by the German midfielder.
Salah confidently converted the penalty, but Liverpool will be asking questions about why Gross didn’t get a red for failing to convert a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Ryan Gravenberch should have made the score 3-1, hitting the bar when the goal was left uncovered after excellent work by Soboszlaj.
That miss proved costly as Lewis Dunk equalized with 12 minutes to go and Brighton should have taken all three points when Joao Pedro converted a superb chance at the end of the game.
I think it’s the right result, to be honest, said Klopp
If we had played better today we could have done some serious damage to the team.em. But we ethey didn’t. That’s how I feel – a little normal.
– Newcastle hangover –
After beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 in the Champions League, Newcastle had to settle for a 2-2 draw with West Ham.
Tomasz Soucek put West Ham ahead in the eighth minute after some brilliant play from Lukas Paquete and Emerson on the left wing.
The Wizards turned the tide of the game within five minutes around the hour mark thanks to Aleksandar Isak’s double.
The Swede coolly executed a free kick from the penalty spot before crossing the ball into Kieran Trippier’s goal.
But Newcastle couldn’t hold on for the win as Mohamed Koudous scored his first Premier League goal.
A disappointing game for us, said Newcastle boss Eddie Howe.
We responded really well in the second half but we are frustrated that we couldn’t get the win.
Aston Villa misses chance After a 1-1 win over Wolves, Liverpool moved up the pecking order.the hardest of the hardest at Liverpool’s expense.
in-form Hwang Hee-chan put Wolves ahead, but Pau Torres quickly equalized for Villa.