Arsenal's title hopes take massive hit after being destroyed by Man City at the Etihad
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Manchester City are in pole position to win their fifth Premier League title in six years after they secured a convincing 4-1 win against a lacklustre Arsenal.
From the get go, Mikel Arteta's side, who have been so solid throughout the campaign, were under the cosh.
In fact, with six minutes on the clock, Man of the Match contender Kevin De Bruyne charged towards Arsenal's backline before firing past Aaron Ramsdale with a powerful effort.
After some great hold-up play from Erling Haaland, the Belgian made no mistake from distance, handing the Citizens a deserved lead early on.
After struggling in large spells throughout that opening 45 minutes, things went from bad to worse for the visitors when City defender John Stones doubled their lead with a fine finish.
Stones' header was initially disallowed for offside but after a lengthy VAR check, the decision was overturned.
Gunners supporters would have been hoping for a dramatic turn of events in the second period considering their comeback record of late.
But Pep Guardiola's side continued to dominate. With 54 minutes gone, the brilliant De Bruyne bagged his brace, caressing the ball with his trusty right boot to put the tie to bed.
One fan commented on the scenes, saying: "Haaland and De Bruyne doing their best impressions of each other tonight. Two assists for Haaland, two goals for KDB."
Another added: "De Bruyne is the best midfielder in Premier League history."
OH Kevin De Bruyne! 🎯— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2023
A great takedown from Erling Haaland who passes to De Bruyne for a stunning run and finish! 😮💨 pic.twitter.com/Ex4pyouHVJ
After a lengthy VAR check, John Stones doubles Man City's lead with a brilliant header! ✌️ pic.twitter.com/JkBd6HhsNG— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2023
It's that man Kevin De Bruyne again! 🦸♂️— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2023
Man City are destroying the Gunners! pic.twitter.com/6u9xhXbSxv
City rarely looked flustered at any stage of Wednesday's clash at the Etihad, although Arsenal managed to claw one back late on through Rob Holding.
But that man Haaland finished the game off in style to make it 4-1 – his 49th goal of the season.
Of course, Haaland gets his goal!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2023
49 and counting for the season 📈 pic.twitter.com/mK5rxA8rvL
Thoughts on the title race after that game at the Etihad? Who is your money on?
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