18 January 2015

Man City 0-2 Arsenal: Vote for Player Ratings

A 23rd minute penalty for Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal an early lead at the Etihad, and Man City mounted a maniacal second-half assault, which pinned us back for long stretches from which we were lucky to emerge unscathed. Some nervy defending, including a few last-ditch clearances and wasteful shots, kept us clean until Olivier Giroud's glancing header from a Cazorla set-piece made it 0-2 in the 66th minute. Despite some intense pressure throughout that second half, we never caved or crumbled and delivered a stunning performance, winning at the Etihad for the first time since 2010, avenging last season's 6-3 loss and slaying at least one more monkey on the back. Take a minute to savor that and then weigh in in the player-ratings poll below, and name your Man of the Match in the comments-section below. Thanks!