Friday, September 29, 2023

Arsenal ruins the dream of the sextet to Manchester City

Arsenal took away Manchester City’s dream of the famous sextet after beating them in a dramatic 4-1 penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw that was sealed at the last moment.

The Gunners, who saw how the title slipped away in 90 minutes, it was a mistake by defender Akanji that opened the door to victory. At minute 98, a shot that was deflected by the Swiss defender to beat Stefan Ortega sent the match to penalties where Arsenal triumphed.

In the shootout, Kevin de Bruyne and Rodri were the City players who missed their respective penalties to give Mikel Arteta’s team the title.

In the match, Manchester City opted for long possessions, but Arsenal was comfortable in the role of counter-hitter, looking to hurt the monarchs.

In the first half, Rodri was the one who had the most important opportunity, with a long shot that grazed the left post. After this response, Mikel Arteta’s team took the ball from City and began to bother them, although they could not have great danger plays in the area, despite Havertz’s attempts.

Already in the second part, City once again showed itself as the protagonist, by maintaining possession, although Erling Halaand could not appear and came on as a substitute at minute 66.

It wasn’t until minute 77 when the youthful Carol Palmer was the one who opened the scoring. With just a few minutes on the field, the Briton connected with his left foot a shot that surpassed Ramsdale’s save that seemed to sentence the match.

Although in the end, Arsenal’s last shot was key to taking away the dream of adding another title to Pep Guardiola, who has just won the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Champions League. Now only the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup remain.

In addition, Arsenal reached 17 Community Shield titles in its history, in addition to breaking the 3-year drought.

This match marks the start of the Premier League season, which will officially kick off on August 11, when Manchester City take on Burnley. While Arsenal will clash against Nottingham Forest.


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