FT: Man City 3-1 Arsenal. Guardiola's men move eight points clear ahead of Chelsea v Man United courtesy of goals from De Bruyne, Aguero (pen) and Jesus. Lacazette got one back for the visitors.
- 2nd Half
- Agüero (P)50'
- 1st Half
- De Bruyne19'
Manchester City - Arsenal
Premier League - 5 November 2017
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So, City will go eight clear at the top. Arsenal will drop to sixth from fifth on goal difference.
Four minutes added.
- Yellow cardMesut ÖzilArsenal
Ozil booked. Arsenal's frustration clear for everyone to see.
Ole football from City now. This game is done.
STAT: Arsenal have won just two of their last 27 Premier League away matches against clubs that finished in the top six last season (D8, L17).
De Bruyne breaks free once more, but this time his pass doesn't find Jesus who was busting a gut to get into position for his second of the day.
- OffLeroy SanéManchester City
- OnBernardo SilvaManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Bernardo Silva on for Sane.
Just the 24 goals in six home matches by City. Superb.
De Bruyne threatening again on the right of the box, but this time Koscielny thwarts him and earns himself a free kick.
'Blue Moon' echoing around the Etihad. City are going to move eight clear of United. Pressure on Jose as he returns to Chelsea later on.
City still attacking. These supporters are being treated with a goals galore this season.
Walker with a positive run from deep, but his attempt flies harmlessly behind.
- OffGranit XhakaArsenal
- OnOlivier GiroudArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Giroud on for Xhaka.
- OffAlex IwobiArsenal
- OnJack WilshereArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Iwobi off, Wilshere on.
- OffRaheem SterlingManchester City
- OnIlkay GündoganManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Sterling off, Gundogan on.
- Yellow cardAlexis SánchezArsenal
Silva did look just offside when the pass was played to him. Arsenal fuming.
- Yellow cardGranit XhakaArsenal
Xhaka booked for his protests as replays show it was a very tight decision.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL! Jesus taps home Silva's cut back from the right as Arsenal stood still calling for an offside decision.
- Yellow cardNicolás OtamendiManchester City
The referee points back to an earlier incident and books Otamendi for knocking over Lacazette as Arsenal attacked down the right.
Time for Giroud or Walcott?
Sanchez steps over Kolasinac's dangerous low ball into the box, but there is no-one behind him to take advantage.
Arsenal looking like a side who believe that can sneak something out of nothing here.
A succession of City corners come to an end as Stones nods over.
A left-wing corner is touched on for Jesus to arrive at the far post, but his low shot is somehow kept out by some brilliance from Cech.
Sterling hangs a cross up for Sane, who sees his venomous volley blocked by Bellerin.
- Yellow cardLaurent KoscielnyArsenal
Koscielny booked for hacking down De Bruyne as the Belgian looked to set City away.
Arsenal with their tails up now. They win a corner, but City stand firm on this occasion.
- GoalAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
GOAL! Yes, they can! Iwobi and Ramsey combine to tee up Lacazette, who races into the right of the area and rifles a low drive through Ederson. Game on?
Arsenal enjoying their best spell in a while. City have taken their foot off the metal at present. Can the Gunners make this interesting?
- OffSergio AgüeroManchester City
- OnGabriel JesusManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Aguero off, Jesus on.
- Yellow cardAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
Lacazette booked. The striker is in the thick of it straight away!
Lacazette looks to feed Ramsey racing into the right of the box, but Ederson is out to bravely block.
- OffFrancis CoquelinArsenal
- OnAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Coquelin off, Lacazette on.
Top (marks) man.
Ederson fumbles Iwobi's shot, but recovers to gather as Ramsey barges him over the line. Free kick given, no goal.
Not so spot-on...
Aguero flicks it to Silva who curves a ball towards Sterling on the far right of the box, but it's just overcooked by the Spaniard. It's looking like a case of how many for the hosts.
That was Aguero's 50th goal in his last 55 PL starts. Not bad at all!
- Goal by penaltySergio AgüeroManchester City
GOAL! Aguero sends Cech the wrong way from the spot with a kick that bounces in off the keeper's left-hand post.
- Yellow cardNacho MonrealArsenal
PENALTY TO CITY! Monreal is booked as he bundles down Sterling after the forward had latched onto Fernandinho's raking ball.
HOPE FOR ARSENAL? The Gunners have come from behind to win three PL matches this season. They could only do that twice in the whole of 2016-17.
DID YOU KNOW? City could equal the club league record of nine consecutive victories within a single season today (set in the second division in February 1947).
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Arsenal restart the match.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Man City 1-0 Arsenal. De Bruyne's splendid finish deservedly separates the sides at the break. The hosts have dominated and carved out plenty of chances with Ramsey's late effort the best the Gunners have been able to muster in response.
SAVE! Ederson makes a smart save at his near post from Ramsey's low drive. That's Arsenal's best moment so far.
One minute added.
Wenger hoping his side can sneak one before the interval, but in truth he should be happy it's just 1-0 at present.
ATTEMPTS: City 4-3 Arsenal. City with two on target, Arsenal with none.
Another terrible Arsenal corner allows City to break at pace. Sane threatens from deep but is halted just as he looked to pick a pass with options to either flank.
Replays showing a bit of off-the-ball handbags between Fernandinho and Aguero. Hopefully they will make up a full time... they could be teammates soon if reports are to be believed....
SAVE! Koscielny almost slides a cross from the right into his own net, but Cech's reactions prevent the howler and his team from falling further behind.
Arsenal hanging on a bit. They need some respite.
What a waste! De Bruyne sends Sterling away. It's two on one versus Koscielny, but Sterling over hits his pass into the middle for Sane. It should have been the simplest of tap-ins.
De Bruyne again causing problems. He finds Silva on the overlap, but no-one is alert enough to rush into the six-yard box to gobble up what would have been a tap-in.
STAT: City have scored 22 goals in five and a bit home games.
City with 67 per cent possession so far this afternoon. They look in the mood for more goals. Ominous for Arsenal.
The initial corner comes to nothing, but De Bruyne blocks an attempted clearance and Cech is made to rush off his line to gather in front of Aguero.
Cech relieved to see Sterling's attempted cross drop just over the bar after looping off Monreal and threatening to embarrass the keeper.
KDB enjoys playing the Gunners it seems...
As it stands, City will move eight points clear with second-placed Man U visiting Chelsea later on.
Arsenal have looked a little shell-shocked in the past few minutes, but they spring forward here and almost carve out an opening. Sanchez picks a pass for the run of Ozil, but Ederson is alert to the danger and is out to the right of his box to smother.
City have got their Mojo flowing now. Aguero back heels to De Bruyne on the left, who teases a defender before drilling in a low cross that is diverted behind at the near post.
That was surprisingly KDB's first PL home goal of the season.
- GoalKevin De BruyneManchester City
GOAL! De Bruyne exchanges a delightful one-two and charges into the left of the box before drilling a low shot across Cech and into the far corner.
SAVE! Cech dives low to his right to keep out De Bruyne's snapshot from 20 yards. City starting to boss this match now.
Nice picture of Aguero with his blue boot!
No surprise to see Sane involved in that City move. He has had a hand in 11 goals in his last seven PL matches - and has scored and assisted in four of his last five league games.
Replays showing Kolasinac put a lot of pressure on Sterling as he looked to tap-in from Sane's pass. Lots of contact, but no appeal for the penalty...
DID YOU KNOW? Arsenal have notched at least two goals in eight of the last 10 outings versus City, who haven't kept a clean sheet during in that time.
PHOTO: Aguero takes aim.
How did Arsenal escape there? Aguero slides it in-behind the defender for Sane who looks to put it on a plate for Sterling, but the England man can't stretch enough to touch home inside the six-yard box.
Sanchez opts for a shot... Poor decision. It whistles out for a goal kick. Wenger not impressed on the bench.
Another Arsenal free kick 45 yards out.
A succession of Gunners corners come to nothing. Remember, they have got a good record against the Citizens and Wenger is the only manager to have beaten Guardiola while he has managed Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City.
Bellerin slides a teasing ball into the danger zone, but Otamendi is there to make an important clearance on the stretch. Arsenal looking very bright.
It's already a very open match. Both sides looking to attack.
Stones heads an Arsenal free kick straight to Iwobi who can only blaze a volley way over the crossbar from 25 yards out.
A reminder of that Gunners team news, with Coquelin in for his first PL start of the season.
A scary moment for Arsenal. City pour forward after clearing a Gunners corner. Sterling and De Bruyne tee up Aguero who sizzles a rising shot just past the upright from the right side of the area.
Nice pre-kick off touch from City, bringing back a host of the club's goalscoring greats to provide a guard of honour for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine became City's all-time leading scorer when he netted against Napoli in midweek. He was presented with a blue-boot trophy!
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! City get the contest underway after Remembrance Sunday was impeccably observed.
DID YOU KNOW? City's 3-2 win at West Brom saw them equal the Premier League record for most points after 10 games. The two other sides with 28 points at this juncture were Chelsea (2005) and City themselves (2011). Both went on to lift the title.
PASS MASTERS? City (71%) and Arsenal (65%) have the highest average ball possession in the Premier League this season.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Arsenal have a strong record against the Citizens, who have only beaten the Londoners once in the previous nine meetings. That solitary success was at the Etihad last season. Should the Gunners pull off a surprise win today, it would be their 24th PL victory over City. Only Chelsea can match that (24).
According to Sunday's media speculation, Liverpool's Emre Can is another player on Guardiola's radar...
More from Guardiola. This time on his pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, a player he reportedly came close to signing in the summer: "The transfer window is closed, so it's not time to talk about that. You know my opinion on the players I have, (and) Alexis - you know my opinion, but he's an Arsenal player. It's not correct to talk about that, especially before we play them."
Arsene Wenger: "We have an opportunity to show that we can deal with these kind of games and I am sure we can. At the moment, we just have to prepare in a serious way with clarity and focus and give the maximum. We will not hide. The best way to defend sometimes is to attack."
Guardiola on suggestions his City could emulate Arsenal's 'Invincibles' in 2003-04: "I would like to say to Arsene that this record belongs to him, we are not going to break it. He has to be calm. It was an exceptional team, being unbeatable in the Premier League is something fantastic. We don't want to break this record but we want to play good on Sunday and beat them."
City's tally of 35 league goals so far makes this the most prolific start by a team managed by Pep Guardiola. It surpasses his memorable Barcelona side's 34 goals in 2008-09. Indeed, only Everton and Wolves have denied City victory in 16 matches this term. The Toffees grabbed a 1-1 draw at the Etihad back in August, while Wolves still lost on penalties after holding out for a 0-0 draw after extra time in the League Cup.
Mixed reaction to Arsenal's XI in the Twitter-sphere...
LATEST: Spurs have just taken the lead at home to Palace. As it stands, Pochettino's men will move level on points with second-placed Manchester United. The Red Devils visit Chelsea later this afternoon.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - MAN CITY: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero, Sane... Subs: Bravo, Mangala, Gundogan, Bernardo, G Jesus, Danilo, Yaya Toure. /// ARSENAL: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez... Subs: Macey, Debuchy, Elneny, Wilshere, Walcott, Lacazette, Giroud.
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