The best teams in the EPL faced each other. The winner was Manchester City.
Man City won 1-0 at home against Arsenal in the round of 32 of the 2022-23 England FA Cup held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 28th (Korean time).
With this, Man City advanced to the round of 16 and aimed for the top spot in four years after the 2018-19 season.
Man City and Arsenal boast the strongest power in the EPL this season. They are ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the league. 2nd place Man City (45 points) is chasing leader Arsenal (50 points). Manchester City and Arsenal have never faced each other in the league this season. First of all, through the FA Cup victory, Man City succeeded in overpowering the baseline. 메이저사이트
On this day, Man City used a 3-2-4-1 formation using a three-back. They brought out key players such as Elling Halan, Kevin De Bruyne, and Jack Grealish. Only midfielder Rico Lewis and goalkeeper Stefan Ortega were the only players who had not had a chance to play on the ground first.
Arsenal, on the other hand, sat key players such as Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli on the bench.
Both teams continued a tight game, but Man City scored the opening goal in the 19th minute of the second half. Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez’s mid-range shot hit the post, but Grealish caught the ball and tried again. Nathan Ake, who received a pass from Grealish in the penalty box, shook the net with a low-lying shot.
This was the winning goal. Man City defended Arsenal’s attack until the end and secured the victory.
On this day, Man City led the total number of shots 8-5 and 3-2 in effective shots. The player who performed the best was Ake, the ‘winner of the game’. Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, gave Ake the highest rating of 8.0. On this day, Ake tried only one shot and scored a goal. In addition, he was very active in the air defense, such as a pass success rate of 91%, one win in an aerial competition, and three successful tackles.