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Ben White went straight over to confront Phil Foden after the full-time whistle, it got ugly

Ryan Sidle

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Ben White went straight over to confront Phil Foden after the full-time whistle, it got ugly

Ben White was at the centre of an incident after Manchester City's win over Arsenal, as the defender aggressively approached City star Phil Foden.

It wasn't a good night for Arsenal at all, as Pep Guardiola sprung a tactical surprise on their Premier League title rivals in the huge game at the Etihad Stadium.

Having drawn with Liverpool, West Ham United and Southampton in successive games, Mikel Arteta's team really needed to take something from the game with City.

However, it never looked likely, with the visitors rarely testing their opponents outside of Rob Holding's late consolation, before Erling Haaland scored even later.

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Perhaps frustrated with seeing his side's lead at the top of the table cut to just two points, with the reigning champions having two games in hand, White didn't look too happy at full time.

He appeared to chase Foden down after the final whistle, grab him and hold him close, before getting pushed away, inciting most of the other players to get involved, as you can see in the video below.

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Foden was just approaching former City teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko at the end of the match to share a handshake with the Gunners' left back.

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The Ukrainian had been one of the players from Arteta's team to have been harshly criticised following the draw with Southampton.

Unfortunately for him, there wasn't much any of the Arsenal players could do about the form of Kevin de Bruyne, Haaland and their ever strengthening partnership.

With William Saliba still out injured, Holding had the job of looking after the big Norwegian and the defender was dominated for the opening goal.

He attempted to stick close to the striker, but was shrugged off, before the former Borussia Dortmund star set up De Bruyne for the opening goal.

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De Bruyne was in such good form on Wednesday. Image: Alamy
De Bruyne was in such good form on Wednesday. Image: Alamy

It looked like the league leaders would somehow only be one goal behind at the break, despite conceding plenty of chances, only for John Stones to score on the stroke of halftime.

The defender certainly looked offside at first glance, with the offside flag going up, but VAR proved that he was actually just onside, and the goal was given.

De Bruyne added the third 10 minutes into the second half and it was game over, before Holding pulled one back with four minutes to go and then Haaland, with his beautiful blonde locks flowing, put the finishing touches to a night that will likely see them crowned champions for a third year in-a-row.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: Football, Premier League, Ben White, Arsenal, Manchester City, Phil Foden

Ryan Sidle
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