Defending English Professional Soccer Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City have suffered their first back-to-back league losses of the season. City lost 0-1 away to Arsenal in the eighth round of the 2023-2024 EPL on Monday (Sept. 9) at the Emirates Stadium in London, England. City dropped to third place with 18 points (6W-2L).
First-place Tottenham (20 points) is level on points and goal difference, but Arsenal is second on goal difference. Prior to this match, City had won their opening six games in a row and were on pace to win last season’s “European Treble” (three titles), but conceded a late goal to Hwang Hee-chan at Wolverhampton in Round 7 and then conceded in the final minute against Arsenal today.
City and Arsenal were evenly matched in terms of ball possession, 51% to 49%.However, 카지노사이트 the Gunners held a 12-4 advantage in shots, and City’s “monster striker” Elling Holland was held without a shot on goal. City opened the scoring in the fifth minute of the first half when Yoshko Gbardiol found himself in front of the left post from a right-footed corner, but Arsenal’s Declan Rice got a hand to the ball just before it crossed the goal line.
Arsenal took the lead in the 41st minute when a long forward pass from midfield found its way into the penalty area, where Kai Havertz slipped the ball back for Gabriel Marchinelli to finish with a right-footed non-stop shot from near the penalty line.