Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal: Premier League As It Happened
40', Lescott (Man City) 83', Koscielny (Arsenal)
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Garcia, Y. Toure, Silva, Sinclair (Rodwell 46'), Dzeko (Tevez 68'), Aguero (Balotelli 85'). Subs: Pantilimon, Kolarov, Nastasic, Barry.
Arsenal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Diaby (Walcott 72'), Arteta, Cazorla, Ramsey, Gervinho (Coquelin 90'), Podolski (Giroud 72'). Subs: Martinez, Djourou, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Here are 6 things we learned from the clash.
In an end-to-end clash in Manchester, Roberto Mancini's side failed to hold on to a lead created by a thunderous Joleon Lescott header in the first half.
Laurent Koscielny proved Arsenal's hero as his smash-and-grab equaliser sealed a deserved point for his side.
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90+3'- The final whistle blows and both sides you have to feel will be content with a point.
1-1 at The Etihad.
90+2'- Javi Garcia fouls an advancing Jenkinson. Free-kick Arsenal, but most of their players stay back.
Are they settling for a draw now?
90'- Three minutes to be added on. Arsenal look the team most likely to win it all at the moment.
Gervinho finds space on the edge of the box, but fires miles over Joe Hart's goal. Just lacked an end product today. He now makes way for Coquelin for Arsenal's last change.
89'- Koscielny does fantastically well to prevent Balotelli from turning on the outside of the Arsenal box.
He's been immense at the back for the Gunners today.
87'- Arsenal press for a winner. They want it all now.
Gervinho runs into trouble as his legs get into yet another tangle.
Sergio Aguero almost put the rebound from Mannone's save in, but slipped at the crucial moment and his shot rolled agonisingly wide.
84'- CHANCE CITY!
So, so close from Kompany, whose overhead kick is well saved by Mannone.
1-1, and it's all getting fast and furious as Aguero is replaced by Balotelli. Who else?
83'- GOAL ARSENAL!
Just like that, we're level at The Etihad.
The corner is poorly dealt with by Lescott, who simply nods it down for Laurent Koscielny to volley into the top corner.
Can Arsenal win this one now?
82'- CHANCE CAZORLA!
Arsenal finally have a go as Santi Cazorla's blast is well saved by Hart.
80'- CHANCE CITY!
Jenkinson has a go, but loses it at Silva's feet. A swift counter attack almost leads to a goal as Yaya Toure lays off for Aguero, whose shot is well saved by Mannone.
Too much hesitation from Toure ruined a three-on-three opportunity there.
79'- It really seems like a case of deja vu for Arsenal as they pass it around their opponent's area without looking dangerous.
Too many passes, yet again.
77'- More indicisiveness from Gervinho as some over-worked dummies prevent him from getting a cross in towards a waiting Giroud.
75'- Arsenal again crank up the pressure on City, but are frustrated in their efforts to create a clear opportunity.
A Mertesacker header almost feeds Cazorla, but Hart's there first.
Manchester City have one of the most imperious home records in Europe at the moment. They've won 29 and drawn the other three of their last 32 encounters.
Hard to see them losing today, as 15 minutes remain on the clock.
71'- Double change for Arsenal as Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott replace Diaby and Podolski.
Podolski was one of Arsenal's best players in the first half, but has looked a little fatigued in the second.
70'- Gervinho again frustrating, this time he slips as he tries to pull the trigger on a long distance shot.
It's just not been his day, today.
68'- It's Edin Dzeko who makes way for Carlos Tevez. The Bosnian big man has put in a decent performance today, but Tevez is the man to try and clinch a vital three points for Mancini's side.
66'- CHANCE GERVINHO!
Cazorla again the architecht as the diminutive playmaker feeds Gervinho into space. The Ivorian strikes well over Mannone's goal, though.
Boom! Boom! All of a sudden Tottenham are 2-1 up against QPR as an own-goal and a Jermain Defoe strike puts them into the lead at White Hart Lane.
Still 1-0 to City here thanks to a first half Joleon Lescott header.
64'- Stunning cross-field ball from Cazorla to find Gervinho on the opposite side of the pitch. But again play breaks down as the Ivorian gets himself in a right tangle.
62'- More sideways passing from Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger's side are beginning to look a little bereft of ideas.
Carlos Tevez is currently warming up on the sidelines for City.
Replays suggest Aguero was perhaps unlucky not to have been given a penalty a little earlier.
Laurent Koscielny was the guilty party who stuck out a lazy leg to trip the Argentinian.
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