Arteta strikes a blow to Man City's hopes

Arsenal 1-0 Man City

  • April 8th 2012: It is a key match for Roberto Mancini who saw title rivals Man Utd move eight points ahead of his side earlier on Sunday.
  • April 8th 2012: It is a tense match but Arsenal have the better of the chances - although Laurent Koscielny misses with this header.
  • April 8th 2012: The match is heading for a 0-0 draw - then Mikel Arteta blasts in a fine strike from outside the area to win the match.
  • April 8th 2012: City are desperate for an equaliser, but Mario Balotelli's challenge on Bacary Sagna in the final moments is too robust.
  • April 8th 2012: Mario Balotelli's foul earns the Italian a second booking - and a red card - as City's afternoon ends on a dismal note.
  • April 8th 2012: It is a tough afternoon for City skipper Vincent Kompany and his team-mates, who have a gap to make up on their neighbours.

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