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Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad to move within two points of leaders Liverpool, who have a game in hand tomorrow night against West Ham United at the London Stadium. And City defensive midfielder Fernandinho claims that the team did not let up and were relentless to get the better of the Gunners.
Pep Guardiola’s men took an early lead with Sergio Aguero scoring inside a minute, just like he did against Newcastle in midweek. But unlike at St. James’ Park, the Cityzens were a much better prospect in the second half to overwhelm Unai Emery’s men and claim an easy win.
Although the defending champions did concede the equaliser in 10th minute through Laurent Koscielny, Fernandinho shrugged off suggestions that the team dropped their levels.
The Brazilian was speaking to the media after the game and said: “We wanted to get back on track, of course playing good football.
“Today we deserved it because we went for the game from the first minute, scored an early goal and controlled the game.
“I don’t think [the level dropped]. They scored a goal from a set-piece, set-pieces are part of the game and they are really good.
“We didn’t drop the level, we maintained our rhythm, the way we were playing and of course at the end of the first half we scored the second goal and in the second half we controlled the game.”
Manchester City have two days to recover before their next league game away at Everton, before Chelsea visit the Etihad at the weekend.