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WATCH: Arsenal followers throw bottles at City gamers after Rodri winner, Spurs win at Watford

The hottest New Year’s Day ever in London warmed to Arsenal followers after a droop towards Manchester City.

Arsenal followers threw plastic bottles and bathroom rolls at metropolis’s celebratory gamers after Rodri turned a stoppage-time winner at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, as temperatures soared to 16.2 °C (61.16 °F) within the capital.

City’s comeback to win 2–1 and safe their eleventh Premier League victory was accomplished within the third minute of stoppage time, forcing Rodri to tear off his jersey and slide into the bottom proper in entrance of dwelling assist.

“We struggled a bit in the first half, we played our game more in the second half,” Rodri stated. “He showed a great game but luckily we showed our champion personality.”

As City moved 11 factors forward of second-placed Chelsea on the prime of the standings, fourth-placed Arsenal have been dwelling on their downfall.

City have been trailing by a purpose from Bukayo Saka throughout Arsenal’s scintillating efficiency within the first half.

But in a span of two minutes after the break, the sport turned in favor of City.

Granit Xaka conceded a penalty to deliver down Bernardo Silva alongside the final leg and Riyad Mahrez leveled from the spot within the 57th minute.

It proved pricey for Arsenal as Gabriel was booked for trying to scramble the penalty spot earlier than Mahrez’s kick.

Within a minute, Arsenal had a right away probability to take the lead. But Nathan Acke’s jumbled, melee goal-line clearance blocked Aymeric Laporte’s personal purpose after goalkeeper Ederson’s lead.

Gabriel was then booked once more within the 59th and was seen purple for fouling Gabriel Jesus.

Arsenal’s makes an attempt to carry on at this level have been thwarted by a deflected shot from Laporte, which reached Rodri to attain.

“If you play a game like this against one of the best teams in the world, we are very disappointed with the result,” stated Arsenal assistant supervisor Albert Steuvenberg. “Getting zero points in the end is disappointing because we should have won the game.”

Arsenal have been disillusioned within the first half not receiving a penalty, earlier than Saka struck with a first-time connection from a nicely move from Kieran Tierney, with City goalkeeper Ederson Martin escaping from motion to deliver down Odegaard.

“I’m looking for continuity,” Steuvenberg stated. “We have VAR so why not check yourself as a referee? It didn’t happen so it’s disappointing.”

Sanchez’s late purpose gave Tottenham a 1-0 win over Watford

Davinson Sanchez’s stoppage-time purpose boosted their quest for Champions League qualification to present Tottenham a 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

The Colombian defender led a free kick from Heung-Min Son goalkeeper Daniel Bachman within the sixth minute of additional time to present Watford a sixth consecutive defeat.

The match was quickly halted for a couple of minutes within the closing leg when a supporter within the stands turned ailing.

Tottenham are two factors behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who misplaced 2-1 to Manchester City within the Premier League on Saturday, and Antonio Conte’s facet have two video games on their north London rivals.

Watford are two factors above the drop zone, having performed two extra video games than eventual relegation-placed Burnley.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS


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