Manchester City extended their winning streak in all competitions to 18 games after they defeated the Gunners on Sunday.
entered the weekend in 10th place with 34 points, 11 points behind fourth-placeWest Ham
. The Gunners came off a 4-2 win overLeeds
last Sunday, but prior to that match, Arsenal had scored just once in their previous three league games.
entered the weekend 10 points clear ofManchester United
at the top of the table. They had won 17 matches in a row across all competitions before their game against the Gunners.
's early header in the first half turned out to be the winning goal as
. The away side dominated this game from start to finish and they asserted themselves quickly when unmarked Sterling opened the scoring for his side with an accurate header onMahrez
crossing. And they could have added to their lead soon afterward, withGundogan
and Sterling could not find the net. Arsenal managed to stay in the game, however, they barely testedEderson
. The second half was much of the same as City created chances without managing to finish the game off. A second goal never did arrive, and Arsenal were toothless so City were able to comfortably fend off any attack.Cancelo
came close to doubling City’s lead but he missed the target, however, it didn't matter as City secured their 1-0 victory.
The result means that
’s side retain their 10 points lead at the top of the Premier League, While Arsenal remain in 10th.