Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger was left seething by the late awarding of a corner to Everton which Ashley Williams headed home to seal a 2-1 win for the home side at Goodison Park in midweek. His mood worsened on Sunday when he suggested that both Manchester City goals should have been disallowed in the Gunners’ 2-1 reverse to their Premier League title rivals.
The 66 years old told Sky Sports that, as it is well known, the referees are protected very well, like the lions in the zoo. “So we have to live with those decisions”, he said.
Meanwhile Manchester City took the top notch after series of attacking play led by Kevin De Bruyne as they came from behind to beat Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium to close the gap between leaders Chelsea and stays second.
The Gunners took the lead in an impressive fashion when Theo Walcott opened the scoring after beautifully controlling Alexi Sanchez’s pass to smash pass Claudio Bravo in the first half. The game held on till the second as Raheem Sterling missed a glorious opportunity to draw level after meeting De Bruyne’s cross.
Five minutes to the restart of the second half brought in fortune for City as the first club goal from Leroy Sane and a Raheem Sterling’s strike gave Pep Guardiola’s side a much-needed victory and condemned the visitors to a second defeat in a row.
Both goals look offside to me, but the lackluster Gunners could not muster back a point despite their late attacking prowess as City held on the three point. Their teammate, Ilkay Gundogan would be happy with the results as City players wore on his jersey number in the start of the game to wish him quick recovery.