Arsenal v Manchester City, 12 August 2018

Score2-0 to Manchester City
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance59,934
Kick-off: 4.00pm Manchester City had now won consecutive league games at Arsenal for the first time since 1936. Played: 43 Arsenal won: 23 Drawn: 10 Man City won: 10 Arsenal scored: 69 Man City scored: 46

0 Arsenal

Manager: Unai Emery

2 Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Goals:

Goals:

Raheem Sterling 14 G
Bernardo Silva 64 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Midfielder Bernardo Silva
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Sergio Agüero

Substitutions:

Stefan Lichtsteiner for Ainsley Maitland-Niles 35
Alexandre Lacazette for Aaron Ramsey 54
Lucas Torreira for Granit Xhaka 70

Substitutions:

Kevin De Bruyne for Riyad Mahrez 60
Gabriel Jesus for Sergio Agüero 79
Leroy Sané for Raheem Sterling 87

Cards:

Sokratis Papastathopoulos 27 Y
Granit Xhaka 52 Y

Cards:

Raheem Sterling 4 Y
Kevin De Bruyne 73 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender Rob Holding
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder Lucas Torreira
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Midfielder Phil Foden
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané

Comments:

This was the first time that Arsenal had played a competitive game without Arsène Wenger in charge since 28 September 1996 when Pat Rice was caretaker for a 2-0 win in the Premier League against Sunderland at Highbury. The Gunners had now won two of their last nine opening weekend Premier League games (lost three). Stefan Lichtsteiner became the oldest outfield player to make his Premier League debut for Arsenal (34 years and 208 days). Only ten older outfield players had played for them in this competition.

Comments:

Manchester City started the season aiming to become the first club to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United won three in a row from 2007 to 2009. City were now unbeaten in their last ten opening Premier League games and won the last eight. Raheem Sterling became the 99th player to score 50 goals in the Premier League.