Raheem Sterling scored the one objective of the sport as Manchester Metropolis earned a 1-0 win over Arsenal on the Etihad on Saturday.
It was Metropolis’s first clear sheet within the Premier League this season as they transfer as much as tenth place within the desk.
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Metropolis striker Sergio Aguero made his first begin of the marketing campaign whereas Thomas Partey got here off the bench late on to make his Arsenal debut.
Riyad Mahrez virtually opened the scoring inside the primary minute however his lengthy range-effort went narrowly large.
Metropolis did take the lead after 23 minutes when Sterling reacted quickest to Bernd Leno’s save from a Phil Foden shot.
There have been probabilities for either side to attain after the objective however Ederson twice denied Bukayo Saka and Leno blocked Foden’s shut vary effort.
Simply earlier than the break, Arsenal wished a penalty after Kyle Walker’s excessive foot on Gabriel however VAR determined in opposition to it.
Metropolis got here near scoring a second after the hour mark when David Luiz deflected Joao Cancelo’s cross simply large.
Arsenal are actually with out a victory of their final 29 Premier League away video games in opposition to ‘Large Six’ opponents since a 2-0 win at Metropolis in January 2015.
“They had been a tough workforce to interrupt down, very well drilled and made it tough for us,” Sterling mentioned after the sport.
“In the long run we deserved the win. We stored it tight and compact and deserved the win,” mentioned Sterling.