JAC Sport, Manchester - David Silva to bring Manchester City beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium on Monday morning WIT, December 19, 2011. The victory over Arsenal brought ManCity to back to the top of the standings.
Silva scored the ManCity winning goal in the 53rd minute. This victory make Citizens the move back to of the top notch Premier League standings with 41 points, two points ahead of Manchester United.
ManCity match against Arsenal lasted draw. Both teams opened the game show since the beginning of the first round and get some golden opportunities throughout the game.
After going through the first half goalless, ManCity finally able to break the deadlock in the 53rd minute. Starting from a Mario Balotelli hard kick, Silva managed to harness ball gag to break into the Arsenal goal who escorted by Wojciech Szczesny.
Three minutes later Arsenal are actually can scored goal. However, Robin van Persie beautiful goal disallowed because the Dutch international striker in an offside position when receiving feedback Aaron Ramsey.
The 66th minute, the hosts almost doubled their advantage trough Pablo Zabaleta. Unfortunately, the Argentine international defender kicks still hit the goalpost. A minute later Arsenal's turn to get a chance.
Van Persie managed to header after receiving feedback from Theo Walcott. However, goalkeeper Joe Hart to glorious rescue. The 89th minute, Hart returned to rescue important when dismissed kick from Thomas Vermaelen from outside the penalty box. Until the match was over, hold a 1-0 advantage ManCity.
Line Up :
Manchester City : Joe Hart, Richards, Kolo Toure, Kompany, Zabaleta, Yaya Toure (De Jong 86'), Barry, David Silva 53', Balotelli (Milner 73'), Nasri (Deko 86'), Sergio Aguero
Arsenal : Szczesny, Mertesacker (Chamakh 82'), Vermaelen, Koscielny, Djourou (Miquel 47' ), Arteta, Walcott (Arshavin 69'), Ramsey, Song, van Persie, Gervinho