Since Daniel Sturridge’s injury, Aguero and Negredo are quietly staking their claim as being the best striker partnership in the Premiere league with the former only behind Luis Suarez in the goal scoring charts. Both were on target in City’s 6-3 thrashing of Arsenal.
City has been quite comfortable at home making the Etihad stadium a fortress. They continue to score big against potential title contenders after giving Spurs a beating at home. Fernandinho, the man who has been quietly the driving engine behind City’s success this season also registered his name on the scoresheet as did the creative Spaniard David Silva who also scored against Bayern in the midweek champions league tie and is forming a great partnership with compatriot Jesus Navas gaining form. Yaya Toure scored the last goal for City from the penalty spot finishing the thrashing.
For Arsenal Walcott scored two while the German defender, Per Mertesacker scored a late header which couldn’t do much for Arsenal as they saw their lead at the top cut down to two after Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge with Liverpool yet to play who could also have the same points as Chelsea if they win. City are also now a point within Chelsea and look like the title favourites with the squad they have got and the depth, if they can keep their improved away form.
Watch MOTD highlights followed by the normal ones below.
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Manchester City 30 Pantilimon 05 Zabaleta 22 Clichy 25 Fernandinho 26 Demichelis 04 Kompany 08 Nasri 42 Yaya Touré 09 Negredo 16 Agüero 21 Silva
Substitutes 01 Hart 06 Lescott 07 Milner 10 Dzeko 13 Kolarov 14 Javi García 15 Jesús Navas
Arsenal 01 Szczesny 03 Sagna 17 Monreal 20 Flamini 04 Mertesacker 06 Koscielny 14 Walcott 16 Ramsey 12 Giroud 11 Özil 10 Wilshere
Substitutes 05 Vermaelen 07 Rosicky 08 Arteta 19 Cazorla 21 Fabianski 23 Bendtner 44 Gnabry