Manchester City come from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1

Arsenal hold lead until the break but City fire in two goals to seize second place in Premier League and tumble Arsenal to fourth.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 18, 2016)(REUTERS PICTURES) – Second-half goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling stunned Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (December 18) as Manchester City came from behind to win 2-1 and move seven points behind leaders Chelsea.

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott gave the visitors a fillip by scoring on four minutes when he rounded off a thrilling three-man move, and looked strong for the rest of the first half but they ended up losing the lead, and all three points, for the second time in five days after a loss to Everton.

City, who had looked hesitant before the break, transformed into an irresistible attacking force after the interval and equalised on 47 minutes when Sane rounded off David Silva’s precision pass with his first goal since his 46-million-pound ($57.49-million) move from Schalke.

Sterling scored the winner after 71 minutes, picking up Kevin de Bruyne’s raking crossfield pass to cut inside on to his left foot and beat Petr Cech at the near post. The result dropped Arsenal to fourth place. ($1 = 0.8001 pounds)