Manchester City closed the gap between themselves and league leaders, Arsenal, to only three points but not before beating the London title contenders by 6-3.
During a pre-match interview a day before the match, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager analysed jokingly, almost arrogantly, that the pressure was more on
City to win because a loss would result in a 9-point gap from the top of the league table for Manchester City.
Wenger’s analysis must have propelled the Manchester players to give the game all they had inside them.
The first half ended in a respectable 2-1 lead for Manchester City with Aguero opening scoring in the 14th minute. Theo Walcott equalised in the 31st and Alvaro Negredo restored City’s lead in the 39th.
City’s first goal in the second half came five minutes into the half from Fernandinho and theo Walcott scored his second goal of the match in the 63rd minute.
David Silva made it 4-2, advantage City in the 66th minute and Fernandinho scored City’s fifth goal two minutes to the end of regulation time.
Spectators watching the match who thought, surely Fernandinho 88th minute goal should wrap up the match were in for a surprise when two more goals were scored.
Four minutes into injury time, Mertesacker pulled one back for Arsenal to make it 5-3, a consolation goal as many saw it.
Then the unbelievable happened when Milner was brought down by Szczesny inside the box and a penalty was awarded to City.
Toure stepped up to the occasion and he made it 6-3 for Man. City.