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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:


Man City 0-0 Arsenal

18 mins: Erling Haaland’s battle with Rob Holding is one of the more entertaining aspects of the match so far. The Arsenal defender is sticking close to the Man City forward but Haaland is too strong and powerful for Holding to get his own way.

Haaland receives a forward pass and flicks it over Holding’s head before looking to sprint in behind. Thomas Partey is back to cover for Arsenal though and intercepts the loose ball before working it clear.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:20

Man City 0-0 Arsenal

15 mins: Arsenal win a free kick inside Man City’s final third that gets swung over to Bukayo Saka who smokes a first time shot straight at the nearest defender.

Arsenal are giving as good as they get at the minute.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:17

Man City 0-0 Arsenal

12 mins: Things haven’t properly kicked into gear for either team yet but Manchester City are looking good. Ilkay Gundogan is allowed to make a storming run down the inside left channel.

He carries the ball up to the box before sending it over to Jack Grealish who curls an effort into the middle. Riyad Mahrez is hovering over by the back post but the cross comes too close to Matt Turner and the Arsenal goalkeeper plucks it out of the air.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:14

Man City 0-0 Arsenal

9 mins: Nervous times for Arsenal! Manuel Akanji slides a forward ball up to Erling Haaland who shrugs Rob Holding out of the way to get to the ball.

Arsenal’s goalkeeper Matt Turner is aware of the danger and comes flying out of the box to dispossess Haaland with a sliding tackle.

The ball loops up and Haaland whacks an overhead kick otwards goal only for Tomiyasu to intercept and clear his lines.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:10

Man City 0-0 Arsenal

6 mins: Lovely play from Arsenal. It’s the new signing Leandro Trossard who fancies himself against John Stones. He dribbles inside of the defender before slotting the ball to Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Tomiyasu drives a decent effort at goal but Stefan Ortega comfortably keeps it out.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:08

Man City 0-0 Arsenal

3 mins: The Manchester City midfielders are incandescent when Erling Haaland and Rob Holding come together to challenge for a long ball up the pitch from City.

Haaland wins it and grapples with Holding before hitting the deck. The referee blows the whistle but awards Arsenal the free kick.

Another City attack comes from a poor pass from Matt Turner. Rodri is fed the ball just outside the box but leans back on his effort from range.

He drills his shot well over the crossbar but Arsenal gave away a chance from poor play at the back.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:04

Kick off: Man City 0-0 Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah gets the ball rolling at the Etihad Stadium as Arsenal look to find a way past Manchester City tonight. The home side press high up the pitch immediately and Kevin De Bruyne forces the ball out for throw in deep in the Gunners’ half.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 20:01

Man City vs Arsenal

Here come the teams.

Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta give each other a big hug as they meet on the touchline. These old friends go head-to-head tonight.

Kick off is up next.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 19:59

Pre-match thoughts of Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta spoke to ITV before kick off about tonight’s match saying: “Big opportunity, it’s always great to be in the cup and playing a top side and we have to prove we have the level [to beat them].

“Everyone needs and deserves game time. We need everyone and have to give them minutes to they are in condition to compete....I still think we have a very competitive team.

“We have to be at our best level to best them for sure.”

Michael Jones27 January 2023 19:52

Man City vs Arsenal

The warm ups are coming to an end. Mikel Arteta says that he believes the team he’s picked tonight will be very competitive and wants them to try their best to win the game.

Can the Gunners defeat City tonight?

(Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)
Michael Jones27 January 2023 19:48

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