Premier League returned after more than three months of absence but few things have changed. Manchester City is still scoring at will while Arsenal continues to disappoint its fans.
After Aston Villa and Sheffield United opened the 2019/20 season resume with 0-0 draw, Man City and Arsenal faced off in a highly-anticipated derby at Etihad Stadium. The match didn’t start good for Arsenal, as midfielder Granit Xhaka and center-back Pablo Mari had to leave the game due to injuries in the first 25 minutes. It turned out that this was just the beginning.
City attacked for the better part of the first half and managed to squeeze in a goal with almost no time left on the clock thanks to forward Raheem Sterling. Then four minutes in the second half, David Luiz, who substituted in for injured Mari, received a red card after taking down Riyad Mahrez in the penalty box.
Kevin De Bruyne converted the penalty kick to give Man City 2-0 lead, while young midfielder Phil Foden scored in overtime for a final result of 3-0.
With this win, Manchester City fortified the second spot on Premier League standings with 60 points. Arsenal, on the other hand, fell further behind the European competition spot as they currently sit at ninth place with 41 points.