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Arsenal beats title rival Man City 2-1 in Premier League

Walcott and Giroud score as Arsenal beats Premier League title rival Manchester City 2-1

Arsenal beats title rival Man City 2-1 in Premier League

LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal boosted its Premier League title hopes and dented Manchester City's chances with a 2-1 victory over its rival at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.

Moments after Kevin De Bruyne wasted a clear chance to put City ahead, Theo Walcott gave Arsenal the lead with a ferocious low strike from the edge of the penalty area in the 33rd minute.

On the stroke of halftime, Olivier Giroud made it 2-0, striding onto yet another assist by Mesut Ozil and drilling a shot through Joe Hart's legs.

Yaya Toure pulled a goal back for City with a superb left-footed shot eight minutes from the end, but City could not equalize.

The win takes second-place Arsenal to 36 points, two behind leaders Leicester. City is third with 32 points.


Updated : 2020-12-01 07:46 GMT+08:00