Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
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90+6
And that's it, City win 6-3 to lay a marker in their quest to claw back the deficit on leaders Arsenal, who are three points clear at the moment. What a game.
90+6
 
Toure to take and he rolls it home as Szczesny dives the wrong way. 6-3.
90+5
 
PENALTY CITY! Arsenal all over the place and Szczesny takes out Milner, card for him.
90+4
 
GOAL ARSENAL! Just a consolation as Mertesacker dives in to head Sagna's cross into the bottom right. 5-3.
90+3
Bendtner with a super flick to send Walcott through but Pantimilon saves well!
90+2
Gnabri's corner is put behind for another. Walcott hits one well wide. Still chasing the hat-trick.
90+1
Five minutes of added time as Walcott readies the free-kick. He's on a hat-trick remember - and tipped wide by Pantilimon!
90'
Walcott is tripped on the edge of the box and Arsenal have a free-kick.
Manchester City Substitution
89'
 
CITY SUB: Garcia comes on for Nasri.
88'
 
GOAL ARSENAL! But no, Bendtner is offside! Super header mind.
87'
 
GOAL CITY! Fernandinho makes it five as he gets his second of the day and second for the club. Arsenal had given up there after Wilshere gave it away again. Nasri found Fernandinho, who evaded a challenge from Mertesacker before clipping a cute finish in off the post.
86'
Nasri's shot is blocked but Milner keeps it in play. He returns it to Nasri, who mis-hits well over.
84'
Fernandinho sees the pitch open up and he runs for goal, firing a savage shot but it's straight down the middle and - while Szczesny tips it over - the Arsenal keeper should have done better. Corner.
83'
Nasri shows super skill to fashion a shot but Mertesacker's last-gasp challenge is good and the chance is gone.
82'
Toure sends Negredo away, he's through but Szczesny flies out to chest it away and hoof clear!
81'
 
Kompany goes in late on his pal Vermaelen, and he is booked.
80'
Zabaleta in acres on the right but his cross is nodded away by Ramsey. Still City as Milner earns a corner off Sagna.
79'
Toure on a rampaging run, he picks out Negredo, who finds Nasri wide left after Mertesacker dithers. Eventually the German gets his bearings and blocks.
78'
The City fans are giving Wilshere dog's abuse because he flipped them the bird earlier on. Bit silly from Jack, who could be in trouble for that.
77'
Navas comes through down the right but Arsenal get it back to clear and possibly counter - but Wilshere is tackled and Toure skips away, only for his low drive to fly wide.
76'
Milner takes on Vermaelen, beats him and swings in a cross that Mertesacker clears.
Arsenal Substitution
75'
Nasri wide to Navas again, who for once doesn't take it on and elects to keep possession. Toure gives it away and Giroud can send Walcott clear but his pass is straight at Demichelis. Frantic!
74'
SIDE NETTING FOR NAVAS! A rapid counter saw the Spaniard sent away by Nasri, but the angle was too tight.
73'
Demichelis with an important clearance as Arsenal backheeled it around for fun.
Arsenal Substitution
72'
 
ARSENAL SUB: Gnabri replaces Flamini. Ambitious!
Manchester City Substitution
71'
 
CITY SUB: Milner replaces Silva.
71'
Toure strides down the left before overhitting a pass aimed at Nasri.
70'
Good stuff from Arsenal as they probe away at City. The home fans are booing Wilshere's every touch.
69'
Wilshere is furious after a goal kick is awarded after Zabaleta slides in on the Arsenal man.
68'
GREAT SAVE PANTILIMON! Wilshere with a screamer from range. This is some game.
67'
 
Giroud has the ball in the back of the net, but he is marginally offside. Great finish mind!
66'
Phew. We knew this had goals, but six already? Don't bet against more!
65'
 
GOAL CITY! 4-2 AND IT'S DAVID SILVA! A great finish into the roof of the net from Navas' driven low ball from the right. Mertesacker a bit slow to react.
64'
Arsenal really going for it now as City have to stay alert to scramble it clear!
63'
Game. On. Classic Arsenal play in the build-up, and a cracking finish from the returning hero. 3-2. Super match.
62'
 
GOAL WALCOTT! AND WHAT A GOAL! A beautiful curler into the top right from the left side of the box!
61'
Szczesny comes out of the box and hooks it clear with Negredo bearing down on him.
60'
Wilshere loses his rag with the ref after Zabaleta handles in the box! His arm was stuck out although it was ball to hand as the ball skipped up off his thigh. Just a corner.
59'
Terrible free-kick by Walcott, way too deep and into Pantilimon's arms.
58'
Zabaleta fouls Giroud, who is trying his hardest to force the issue. Can see Arsenal pulling one back - but two? Not so sure...
57'
INCHES WIDE BY GIROUD! Very unfortunate as his diving, flicked header swerved just wide of the far post. Fantastic cross by Sagna, with Ozil involved too.
56'
Toure gets away without a card for a high one on Giroud. Luckily the Frenchman wasn't hurt.
55'
Giroud scuttled through on the right, in the box, and he tried to shoot but slipped and missed the ball. Deary me - not their day. Wilshere again did well in the build-up.
54'
Arsenal have a corner but Ozil puts it too short to the near post.
53'
Giroud should have done a lot better as he hits the ball into the ground and over after a fantastic cross from Wilshere on the right!
52'
Oh well. Looks like order is about to be restored. Nice while it lasted Arsenal!
51'
 
GOAL CITY! 3-1! A peach from Fernandinho as he curls a superb strike around the diving Szczesny and in. But a shocking giveaway from Flamini, who slipped on the edge of the box after a bit of a hospital ball by Ozil.
Manchester City Substitution
50'
 
CITY SUB: Navas replaces Aguero.
50'
 
Silva chops down Ramsey in full flight. The dying swan from Rambo sees Silva booked.
49'
Kompany goes on a surging run down the left wing, beating a couple of players before knocking in a cross. What a player.
48'
Aguero limps off for more treatment - not a good sign actually. Seems like he too has tweaked his knee!
47'
A City player is down on his back... the medics come on. It's Aguero - not what they wanted to see! I think he'll be okay though.
46'
The second half is underway. No changes at the break.
45+4
Half-time and City lead 2-1 after an entertaining 49 minutes at Eastlands.
45+4
Silva has time and space to shoot from the edge of the D but he skews it high and wide.
45+3
Bit of a scramble as Szczesny can only claw away a Negredo cross, Toure slipping when he could have punished the Pole.
45+2
 
Just offside Walcott as Wilshere threaded him in down the right. Again a bad call though as Kompany played him on!
45+1
JUST OVER BY DEMICHELIS! A flicked header at the near post as again Arsenal fail to track his run. Fine leap from the man who looks every bit the action movie henchman.
45'
Nasri's cross is blocked by Monreal's knee for a corner. Nasri should have got more height on that ball.
44'
Negredo wins a throw off Monreal, deep in the Arsenal half, as we hear four minutes will be added on.
43'
Toure wide to Zabaleta but his cross hits Monreal and Fernandinho knocks it out for an Arsenal throw.
Arsenal Substitution
42'
Arsenal have a corner on the right but City clear and it's all the way back with Szczesny.
41'
 
ARSENAL SUB: Vermaelen replaces Koscielny.
40'
Koscielny is being strapped to a stretcher. He appears to have tweaked his knee while trying to deny Negredo.
39'
Koscielny is down injured as City celebrate. Looks like his knee. That was Negredo's 13th goal of the season.
38'
 
GOAL CITY! NEGREDO! Lovely rapid counter as Zabaleta slides a cute low cross to the Spaniard, who slips it under Szczesny's body. Toure sparked that with a super through ball. Fine goal! City lead 2-1.
37'
The City fans yelp for a handball as Flamini blocks a cross with his tummy; the City players don't even turn.
36'
Lovely football from Arsenal as a series of nutmegs and stepovers see Sagna free on the right. Wilshere then spreads it to Monreal, who is incorrectly flagged offside with Demichelis playing him on with his mane.
35'
Ozil with a lovely turn, he then slides it wide to Monreal, who can pick out Giroud but for a superb interception by Kompany!
34'
BIG MISS NEGREDO! He got away from a half-hearted attempt to track him by Monreal, and with Flamini desperately lunging back, Negredo is only able to clip the finish wide of the far post. Had to score!
33'
City try to restore the advantage as Toure attempts a through-ball for Nasri, but it runs through to Szczesny.
32'
That may not even have been deflected - Demichelis stooped to head clear but missed it, although it may have touched his luscious ponytail. The scuffed finish totally wrongfooted Pantilimon, who has not had a good game so far. Not at all.
31'
 
GOAL ARSENAL! AND IT'S THAT MAN WALCOTT! Slightly deflected though, off Demichelis. Toure had given the ball away just inside his half. 1-1! Ozil with the assist, a low pass from the left.
30'
This is a very good game in terms of quality and pace. Can see Arsenal nicking something on the break.
29'
Walcott to take this free-kick from the left, just level with the edge fof the box. A tasty inswinger, and Pantilimon makes a terrible punch WHICH LANDS TO OZIL but it bounces off his body and City clear.
28'
Arsenal rush away on the break but Monreal is guilty of an awful pass. Flamini retrieves it though, sending the full-back away, and he is hacked down by Negredo. Free-kick Arsenal on the left.
27'
Nasri wins a throw off Ramsey, who is doing an awful lot of defensive work today.
26'
Negedo turns Monreal inside and out, he finds Silva who plays a delightful one-two with Toure, but his shot is blocked. What a backheel from Toure!
25'
Clichy challenges Wilshere but is not deemed to have fouled him. City counter now...
24'
Wilshere gives the ball away twice in five minutes. He is more combative than Cazorla, but he probably shouldn't be starting at the moment, not for a game like this.
23'
Negredo is offside as Silva slides a low ball near post. The cross was poor anyway - great ball from Clichy to release him.
22'
Toure is annoyed after a throw is awarded to Arsenal when he felt he kept it in. To be honest he clearly fouled Ramsey anyway, so it should have been a free-kick.
21'
58: A pleasant stat for City fans, from our pals at Opta - it's the 58th consecutive Premier League home game City have scored in.

58 - Manchester City have scored in 58 consecutive home games in the Premier League; a run dating back to November 2010. Rampant.

20'
JUST WIDE FROM NEGREDO! Kompany with a nice turn away from Ramsey before sliding it through to Negredo, who is closed down by Koscielny as he hammers it wide. Should have made Szczesny work!
19'
Silva with an uncharacteristic loss of possession on the edge of the Arsenal box.
18'
City really looking to hammer home this advantage, bombarding the Arsenal box with balls, low and high.
17'
Aguero backs into Koscielny, with the Argentine going down heavily but there was no foul.
16'
Aguero slides it wide to Zabaleta but his low cross is intercepted.
15'
Shaky moment for Pantilimon as he flaps at and drops a cross, he feels he was fouled but there was no signal from ref or assistant and it's a good thing he got on to the second ball before a red shirt!
14'
Aguero has scored 19 goals this season, 13 in his 15 Prem matches - more than he managed all of last season. His fellow Argentine Demichelis got the assist with a near-post flick. Koscienly all over the place though.
13'
 
GOAL CITY! Aguero with a fantastic volley at the Nasri corner! Just flew into the top right!
12'
Negredo almost finds himself free but Koscielny gets a vital headed touch to put it behind for a corner. Negredo would have been unmarked.
11'
Arsenal on the move again as a cross from the right misses everyone but lands for WILSHERE UNMARKED but he mis-hits the volley! Jeers from the home fans but Arsenal still have it as Giroud flies in for a header, which spins away from goal! And Giroud is almost sent through once more but fails to control it!
11'
Ramsey so nearly sends Walcott clean through but the pass is a touch heavy. Walcott's return gives Arsenal an extra dimension in attack, particularly on the break.
10'
The Arsenal free-kick is cleared and City can counter. Fernandinho initially shows nice skill to work space to find a pass, but he gets the through-ball all wrong.
10'
Ozil swings in the free-kick, which Negredo heads behind for a corner to Arsenal. Better from the visitors.
9'
Ramsey so nearly picks out Walcott but Clichy and Demichelis combine to clear. But Fernandinho catches the heel of Flamini and Arsenal have a free-kick wide right.
8'
Zabaleta finds acres of space wide right but Ramsey is tracking back, blocking and clearing the low centre before Kompany fouls Giroud. Now Ramsey is fouled and Arsenal can slow it down and try to build from deep.
7'
Niggly between Wilshere and Kompany, who briefly loses his temper but calms down and shakes hands with the Gunner. All City so far - Arsenal barely made it past halfway!
6'
Negredo on the ball now, a superb run down the left and a flashing cross that takes Aguero by surprise and Arsenal scramble it clear!
5'
Nasri with the corner, Mertesacker with a pounding header away for another one. That meets Toure but his header is well off target.
4'
Hearty boos for Nasri from the away support. Now Fernandinho picks out Nasri in the box, Koscielny nicks it away from him and Arsenal clear for a throw on the right wing.
3'
Fortunately City do not test Arsenal from that corner. I say fortunately because it was a dreadful decision.
3'
Toure on a surging run, winning a corner off Flamini, who is convinced it ricocheted back off the Ivorian... Definitely a goal kick, poor call.
2'
Silva swings the free-kick to the far edge of the box, odd delivery, and while Kompany does control it he is unable to send the ball back into a dangerous area.
1'
Atkinson plays on after a foul on Aguero but brings it back. Flamini and Ramsey both touched him. Free-kick 25 yards out, slightly to the right of the D...
1'
The first half is underway!
12:44
Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire) is the ref: he has not sent anyone off yet this season, and has on average showed 3 yellow cards per match. Lenient.
12:43
FACT: City do not have a single English or British player in the XI, but Hart, Milner and Lescott are on the bench. Ok, we'll let them have Gael Clichy, with his Frockney accent.
12:42
Manuel Pellegrini: "Today is a great match for both teams. It was very important for us to qualify early for the Champions League so we could rest players. Hopefully we can repeat a good match today. We are not talking about Joe Hart, we are talking about the starter - Costel has done very well."
12:41
More pre-match from Wenger: "The best way to defend well is to get the ball and attack. City are a quality side, they have players who can make a difference. They are always trying to go forward and play dangerous. We need good solidarity and a good team attitude."
12:40
This Arsenal fan reckons his side will lose, but that a returning hero will score...

@Reda_Eurosport City will take the 3 point with close win 2-1..Looking forward for walcott goal. #coyg #ManCity

12:35
This fan is worried about the absence of Hart, but reckons City will get a result.

@Reda_Eurosport Though d absence of joe hart iz really bothering me but i think wit d #MCFC's starting line-up I can xpect a positive result

12:30
Arsene Wenger: "It is another opportunity to show we have the mental strength to deal with it. I am convinced we believe in ourselves anyway, no matter what happens. Let's not forget as well that if you are in City's position and they lose, then they are nine points behind, so they have more negative pressure than we have. We have a positive pressure that we can make a big difference with them, so let's look at it like them."
12:25
Theo Walcott pre-match: "We know we're going to score goals and will be a massive statement if we could win here today"
12:20
What do you think about Joe Hart's continued absence from the Manchester City line-up for Premier League matches? He has improved since his fall from grace, so should he have started or does Pantilimon deserve his chance? Let me know on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport.
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12:15
Here is a nifty video outlining the statistical dominance of both these sides (mobile users only)
12:15
Here is a nifty video outlining the statistical dominance of both these sides.
Stats: The two most lethal sides face off!

Watch the video Stats: The two most lethal sides face off! on Yahoo Yahoo Eurosport. In a match made for stats lovers, Manchester City and Arsenal meet at the Etihad. But whose incredible stat will continue past Saturday?

12:10
Contrasting fortunes for England players - there's no recall for Joe Hart as Costel Pantilimon gets the nod in goal for City. That's one of eight changes from the side that beat Bayern Munich in Germany on Tuesday. However, good news for Roy Hodgson as Theo Walcott starts for Arsenal on his return from injury.
12:05
MAN CITY: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Negredo... Subs: Hart, Lescott, Kolarov, Garcia, Navas, Milner, Dzeko. // ARSENAL: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud... Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Arteta, Rosicky, Cazorla, Gnabry, Bendtner.
12:00
Well hello there! Welcome to live coverage of Manchester City versus Arsenal, as the Premier League leaders visit the country's most devastating home side.

Starting Line-ups

Manchester City
Arsenal
    • Pantilimon
    • 22
      Clichy
    • 26
      Demichelis
    • 4
      Kompany
    • 5
      Zabaleta
    • 21
      Silva
    • 42
      Yaya Touré
    • 25
      Fernandinho
    • 8
      Nasri
    • 9
      Negredo
    • 16
      Agüero
Team Manager:  Manuel Pellegrini
    • 12
      Giroud
    • 14
      Walcott
    • 11
      Özil
    • 10
      Wilshere
    • 16
      Ramsey
    • 20
      Flamini
    • Sagna
    • 4
      Mertesacker
    • 6
      Koscielny
    • 17
      Monreal
    • 1
      Szczesny
Team Manager:  Arsène Wenger
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Pantilimon 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Demichelis 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
V. Kompany 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
P. Zabaleta 0 1 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
G. Clichy 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Fernandinho 2 0 3 47 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
Yaya Touré 1 0 1 69 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 90
S. Nasri 0 1 0 56 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 89
D. Silva 1 0 1 61 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 71
J. Navas 0 1 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
J. Milner 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19
Javi García 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Á. Negredo 1 0 1 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Agüero 1 0 1 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 50
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Szczesny 0 1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Sagna 0 1 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
P. Mertesacker 1 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
N. Monreal 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
T. Vermaelen 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
L. Koscielny 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Özil 0 1 0 55 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Wilshere 0 0 1 42 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
A. Ramsey 0 1 0 70 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
M. Flamini 0 0 0 40 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 72
S. Gnabry 0 0 0 11 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 18
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Walcott 2 0 4 11 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
O. Giroud 0 0 0 26 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 76
N. Bendtner 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
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