Manchester City outclass Arsenal to go eight points clear
Premier League, Etihad Stadium – Manchester City 3 (De Bruyne 19, Aguero 50 pen, Jesus 74) Arsenal 1 (Lacazette 64)
Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League with another vibrant display in a comfortable 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side dominated throughout and looked in complete control when Sergio Augero’s second-half penalty added to Kevin De Bruyne’s clinical opener.
The Gunners hit back through substitute Alexandre Lacazette, but their hopes were dashed 16 minutes from time when Gabriel Jesus tapped home City’s third.
The freescoring Citizens continue to blitz all before them as they easily surpassed a half century of goals in all competitions this season, and stretched their unbeaten run to 23 matches.
City are now eight points clear at the summit ahead of second-placed Manchester United’s trip to reigning champions Chelsea on Sunday evening.
Arsenal had gone into the contest with a strong recent record against the hosts, but were always second best. They drop to sixth, below Liverpool on goal difference, and 12 points adrift of the leaders.