Manchester City 2 - 0 Arsenal

Match info: Friendly Match at Beijing National Stadium

Date: 27/07/2012 KO: 13:00 Ref: H Webb

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man City

Pablo Zabaleta 41
Yaya Toure 44

2
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0

Arsenal


FT (ht: 2-0)

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  • Two goals in four minutes at the end of the first half give Manchester City a 2-0 win over Premier League rivals Arsenal amid a torrential downpour in Beijing. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.

  • FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2 ARSENAL 0

    90
  • On the brink of the full-time whistle, Aguero is replaced by Marcos Lopes.

    90
  • Arsenal will rue the defensive mistakes they made at the end of the first half which have seemingly condemned them to defeat in Beijing.

    89
  • Denis Suarez comes on for City in place of Razak.

    88
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a livewire since coming on. Another long-range piledriver flies just wide of the far post.

    87
  • More nice passing from Arsenal. But they have just four minutes of normal time remaining and are going nowhere.

    86
  • An Oxlade-Chamberlain cross into the penalty area from the right causes a slightly nervy, diving flap from Pantilimon. City just about survive.

    85
  • Tevez has had a good game and is rewarded with a late substitution. Youngster George Evans comes on.

    84
  • Puddles are beginning to emerge on the pitch surface.

    83
  • The free-kick is rolled to Vermaelen, who aims to blast a shot on target. However, it goes into a crowd of City defenders and does not trouble Pantilimon.

    82
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain wins a free-kick for Arsenal on the left-hand corner of City's box. This is a chance for a shot.

    81
  • In this rain and with just 10 minutes now remaining, both sides look like they would quite like the full-time whistle. The ball is not rolling properly and there are splashes when it bounces. In the heat, this will have been hard work for the players.

    80
  • Eisfeld almost scores with what might have been his first touch. He is set up by a clever backheel from Chamakh and drags his low shot just wide of the far post.

    79
  • At the break in play, both sides make substitutions. Arsenal replace song with Thomas Eisfeld. City send on Adam Johnson in place of the excellent Yaya Toure.

    78
  • Pantilimon tips a curling effort from Gibbs behind for a corner. The set-piece is then defended for another corner to Arsenal.

    77
  • The pace has been dropping in this game for the past 10 minutes or so. Players on both teams are looking a bit 'leggy'.

    76
  • Zabaleta appears to have enjoyed the role of a wing-back. The Argentine again scampers down the right and sends in a cross. Arsenal manage to defend at the near post.

    75
  • We have a break in play. Razak is down on the deck after taking a knee in the back. He is now back on his feet and seems to be okay.

    74
  • Aneke tests Pantilimon from 25 yards after beating Biton with a tidy piece of control.

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