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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:

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How to watch Man City vs Arsenal

The match will kick off at 8pm GMT on Friday 27th January at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

It will be shown live on ITV 1, with coverage starting from 7:30pm, as well as online on the ITV X platform.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 18:00
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Man City vs Arsenal

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s FA Cup clash between the top two teams in the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester City.

This fourth round encounter is being played at the Etihad Stadium with Pep Guardiola coming up against his former assistant Mikel Arteta. Tonight’s match is set to be a preview for clashes to come as the teams have yet to face each other in the league this season.

Manchester City have won their last five matches against Arsenal in all competitions but they did slump to a 2-0 defeat in the 2020 FA Cup semi-finals - which is the last time Arsenal defeat Guardiola’s men.

Both managers are expected to name relatively strong line-ups for the game with a good blend of youth and experienced mixed in. As City are playing at home they are the favourites to progress but Arsenal could use this opportunity to measure themselves against the Premier League champions.

We’ll have all the team news, build-up and updates throughout the evening so stick with us.

Michael Jones27 January 2023 16:23

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