MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Stats and details from the EPL game between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Manchester City scored the first and the last goals in the thumping 6-3 victory of the EPL leaders who were out-passed and saw less on the ball possession on the afternoon.
City dominated the possession play at 53 to 47 percent, while putting together 476 as compared to the 416 made by Arsenal.
Fernandinho was on target twice, while striker partners Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo also scored and David Silva and Yaya Toure added goals as well for Manchester City in a very important win.
Theo Walcott made a two goal return the Arsenal starting team, while defender Per Mertesacker finished a late header, but the Gunners were no match for the Citizens.
According to Opta Stats, the three goals that Manchester City conceded today, were the most they have conceded at the Etihad. The had conceded two in the previous seven home games combined.
Meanwhile, Arsenal were conceding “5+ goals in an EPL game for only the third time (after losing 1-6 & 2-8 at Old Trafford).”