Manchester City Makes Thrilling Return to Premier League

Manchester City Makes Thrilling Return to Premier League

Manchester City Makes Thrilling Return to Premier League

Manchester City Makes Thrilling Return to Premier League

Manchester City made a thrilling return to Premier League action with a 3-0 thrashing of ten-man Arsenal behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium.

Though they are finally about to lose their champions status, the Blues cruised home after Raheem Sterling scored the first goal in English football since lockdown at the stroke of half-time.

Early substitute David Luiz – who was at fault for the first – compounded his errors and confirmed the result by conceding a penalty for pulling down Riyad Mahrez and earning himself a red card.

Kevin de Bruyne coolly converted and the remaining 40 minutes turned into a training game, with both sides focused on protecting their players for a challenging rescheduled run-in.

However, the Gunners had already lost Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari to injury early in the match, while Eric Garcia had to be stretched off for the hosts.

Arsenal – their Champions League hopes looking desperate – let slip a third by giving Sergio Aguero too much space to shoot before Phil Foden smashed in the rebound in stoppage time.

The Citizens extended their lead over Leicester City to seven points – but that will seem immaterial on Sunday night if Liverpool win their first Premier League title later this month