Iwobi Stars, Iheanacho Subbed As Man City Edge Arsenal

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria winger, Alex Iwobi was handed a starting role but he ended up on a losing side as Arsenal fell to a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in their English Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

It was Iwobi's 15th appearance for the Gunners in the Premier League this season and he has hit the back of the net only once.

Iwobi was replaced 25 minutes from time by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

His Nigeria teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was introduced by Manchester City  in the 83rd minute for his 17th league appearance of the campaign and failed to add to his three goals tally.

The Citizens, with the win, move into second position, seven points behind leaders Chelsea, while Arsenal dropped to fourth.

Theo Walcott gave Arsenal an early lead when he shot past Claudio Bravo after receiving a sumptuous pass from Alexis Sanchez in the fourth minute.

The hosts nearly equalized two minutes later, but Raheem Sterling operating as a striker following the absence of Argentine forward, Sergio Aguero due to suspension directed his header wide after he was beautifully set up by Kevin de Bruyne.

Pep Guardiola replaced Pablo Zabaleta with Bacary Sagna  at the start of the second half and his side equalized two minutes later.

Leroy Sane hit the back of the net after he was teed up by David Silva.

Sterling scored the winning goal in the 71st minute of the encounter with solo finish.

At the White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur rallied back from a goal down to beat Burnley 2-1.

Ashley Barnes puts the visitors ahead in the 21st minute but Spurs won the tie courtesy of goals by Dele Alli and Danny Rose.

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