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Man City vs Arsenal LIVE score: Result from FA Cup clash as Nathan Ake nets winner

Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal: Nathan Ake slotted home in the second half to book City’s place in the fifth round

Michael Jones
Friday 27 January 2023 22:34 GMT
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Nathan Ake proved the unlikely match-winner as Manchester City edged out title rivals Arsenal 1-0 in a tense FA Cup fourth-round tie on Friday.

The Netherlands defender steered home a low shot in the 64th minute at the Etihad Stadium as City landed the first blow in their trilogy of clashes with the Gunners over the coming months.

Arsenal, the Premier League leaders, had enjoyed the better of the first half, with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Leandro Trossard both forcing good saves from Stefan Ortega.

Yet, while much had been made of the growing touchline rivalry between City manager Pep Guardiola and his former assistant Mikel Arteta, for a seventh time in eight meetings it was ultimately the old master who prevailed.

Relive all the action from the Etihad Stadium as Man City beat Arsenal in the FA Cup:


Full-time: Man City 1-0 Arsenal

90-+4 mins: Manchester City have won it! Nathan Ake’s delicate finish sees Pep Guardiola’s men draw first blood against their Premier League rivals.

There are still two crucial matches to play in the league but Man City have dumped Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:57

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

90 mins: There are four minutes of added time to play. Can Arsenal muster up one last good chance on goal or will Manchester City inflict only the fourth defeat on the Gunners this season?

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:51

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

86 mins: There’s a fair bit of possession for Arsenal now but not much penetration. City have plenty of men back to defend but they’re not being overwhelmed.

Martinelli is slipped into the left side of the penalty area and looks to be in on goal but Stefan Ortega is rapid off his line ans smothers the ball before Martinelli reaches it.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:48

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

83 mins: Arsenal win a corner that Gabriel Martinelli whips into the middle. Man City win the initial ball and head it away but Arsenal quickly work it back to Martinelli who drives down the byline and wins another corner.

There’s a bit of late pressure out Man City here. Can Arsenal score?

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:46

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

80 mins: Julian Alvarez has returned from the World Cup brimming with confidence. He’s already hit the post with a shot from range tonight and fancies himself again.

This effort is a little loftier and Alvarez can’t get the correct angle so he ends up drilling the ball straight at Matt Turner who keeps it out.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:43

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

76 mins: Can Manchester City add a second and take full control of this game?

Jack Grealish swings a free kick in from the right wing and almost picks out Rodri before the ball drops over the top of the midfielder.

Julian Alvarez recovers the loose ball and quickly whips a cross back in but Matt Turner is off his line in a flash and punches it clear.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:39

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

73 mins: Bukayo Saka has had a quiet night for Arsenal. He goes off now with Martin Odegaard introduced to get Arsenal more control in the middle of the pitch.

Bernardo Silva has also replaced Kevin De Bruyne for Man City.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:35

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

70 mins: Mikel Arteta has called for reinforcements too. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Martinelli have come on for Kieran Tierney and Leandro Trossard.

Arsenal’s XI now looks similar to their first choice line-up. Can the substitutes get the Gunners back in the game?

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:31

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

67 mins: Close! Arsenal come within a couple of inches of almost levelling the match after Granit Xhaka curls a cross into the box towards Eddie Nketiah.

Aymeric Laporte flings himself towards the ball and nudges it just past the forward and out of Nketiah’s reach. It would just have taken a touch for Nketiah for him to score but instead the ball bobbles out for a corner.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:29

GOAL! Man City 1-0 Arsenal (Ake, 64’)⚽️

64 mins: Off the post! Julian Alvarez’s first real involvement sees him hit the far post with a shot from range!

The ball rebounds out to Jack Grealish who lays the ball to Nathan Ake inside the box. Ake hits his shot with his first touch and curls it beautifully around William Saliba before nestling it inside the far bottom corner!.

Great finish from the Man City left-back.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 21:26

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