Arsenal Lose 2-0 to Manchester City
Manchester City, defender of the Premier League title, started the course with a firm 2-0 victory against Arsenal on Sunday in the first day. The Citizens, united and ambitious, stormed the Emirates Stadium and embittered the debut in England of the Spanish coach Unai Emery.
Marked Raheem Sterling (14) and Bernardo Silva (64), become one of the favorite players of coach Pep Guardiola, who expressed his appreciation for the Portuguese a few days ago at a press conference.
Arsenal, unable to break the pressure of the City, especially in the first part, showed that it must progress to compete with a team oiled, imaginative and solvent as the current champion.
It was a baptism of fire for the French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 19 years old and signed for Lorient, with difficulties to survive against the ‘citizen machine’ in its premiere in the Premier. He passed a back to Petr Cech that could end in an incredible both own door.
The Czech keeper lost perspective and cleared towards his own goal, with the ball passing near one of the posts (22). Earlier, Sterling received from the French world champion Benjamin Mendy at the peak of the area, got rid of two defenses and released a cannon to open the scoring.
Cech retaliated with his error with a solid stop (28) in a free kick by the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, notable in his debut with City. With a less aggressive pressure, the team of Guardiola sentenced in the second part.
After Sergio Agüero failed a one-on-one against Cech (63), Silva took advantage of a new service from Mendy to hook with power and make it 2-0.
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