Manchester City displayed their Word-Class attack today, picking apart Arsenal’s backline for 6 goals in their 6-3 defeat of the Gunners.
It was only 14 minutes into the highly anticipated match when Kun Aguero put the Citizens in front via a flying volley off a corner kick and head-on by fellow Citeh man Martín Demichelis.
The hit-back, which we all knew would come from Arsenal, occurred 17 minutes later through Theo Walcott, whose deflected effort wrong-footed the gargantuan Costel Pantilimon in the Man City goal and gave the visiting troupe from London something to rest the laurels upon heading into halftime.
Or so they thought however, but a late first half goal from Alvaro Negredo re-gained the lead for the home side before the interval as the Spanish international turned in Pablo Zabaleta’s through ball across the face of goal to make it 2-1.
Things really began to get out of hand scoring wise after the break, with Fernandinho scoring a peach of a goal after some poor passing from Arsenal in the back just 5 minutes into the second half to extend Manchester City’s lead to 3-1.
Again the Gunners needed a response, and again it was Theo Walcott who provided it, this time on 63 minutes as the England international controlled an Aaron Ramsey through ball before looping it past and outstretched Pantilimon to further prolong the game’s see-saw battle.
City kept their focus throughout the scoring barrage though and David Silva restored their 2 goal lead just 3 minutes later, stabbing home a Jesus Navas pass with pace to make the score line 4-2 in the home sides’ favor.
Arsenal just could not simply find the offense within themselves to respond and they fell 5-2 down on 88 minutes courtesy of another Fernandinho goal, this one not quite as highlight wrthy as the first, but a quality one nonetheless, complete with a chip over Wojciech Szczęsny, who had an absolute nightmarish afternoon.
The scoring wouldn’t cease in this match as both sides notched a goal in injury time as well, with Arsenal’s coming through a Per Mertesacker header and City’s through a Yaya Toure spot kick that ended up being the last action of the match with Manchester City flexing their supreme offensive power in a 6-3 slugfest in Manchester.