VIDEO: Ederson-Odegaard incident for Arsenal penalty shout against City
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VIDEO: Ederson-Odegaard incident for Arsenal penalty shout against City

Pep Guardiola unbeaten by Arsenal in the league

Arsenal and Manchester City served the neutrals with an exciting game to start year 2022.

For a moment it looked like the Gunners who had won four home games before the game against City were on the verge of history and would match their 1999 record.

When they won five Premier League home games without conceding at home between January-April 1999, but a second half performance mixed with different emotions ruined it.

Arsenal star boy Bukayo Saka opened the scoring after firing low right from a Kieran Tierney pass. Arsenal who are without their manager Mikel Arteta ended the first half 1-0 up.

Everything changed in the second half after Granit Xhaka fouled and pulled down Bernado Silva in the box, Riyad Mahrez stepped up and scored in the 57th minute.

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Arsenal could have retaken the lead instantly after Nathan Ake’s goal line clearance fell on Gabriel Martineli path in the box but fluffed his lines.

Then it went from bad to worse for Arsenal when Gabriel Magalhaes was sent off in the 59th minutes after receiving 2 yellow cards in 78 seconds.

The numerical disadvantage didn’t help Arsenal as they tried to contain rampage Manchester City but the goal eventually came in the dead.

As Rodri stabbed home the winning goal in the 93rd minutes to condemn Arsenal to another defeat against City’s Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal have now lost 10 straight league encounters against City, while also losing their eighth Premier League game in a row against the competition’s reigning champions.

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Pep Guardiola has faced Arsenal more often in league competition without losing than any other team throughout his whole managerial career (P12 W11 D1 L0).

While this looked like a good game for the neutrals and a good win for Manchester City fans, Arsenal fans are crying foul.

Arguing the officiating was unfair and that they deserve a penalty – talking about an incident between Ederson and Odegaard.

A penalty was awarded but after consulting VAR it was rescinded. Here watch the clip and be the judge.

Should this have been a red card for Ederson and penalty for Arsenal?

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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