Man City tears Arsenal apart in title showdown.


Manchester City crushed Arsenal 4-1 in a monumental top-of-the-table Premier League clash that will likely decide the outcome of the title race.

City entered the game five points down on the Gunners, but Pep Guardiola’s men now sit just two points down – and crucially, have two games in hand.

The hosts were in complete control for almost the entire match, with the goals largely provided by Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who scored twice and assisted defender John Stones for the other.

Erling Haaland completed the rout to make it 4-1 in stoppage time as he set a new record of 33 Premier League goals in a 38-game season and took his tally in all competitions for the campaign to 49.

Arsenal began to show signs of life after both sides made a number of substitutions, and the Gunners eventually pulled one back in the 86th minute through centre-back Rob Holding, curling home after Leandro Trossard wove into the area following a corner.

Despite the win Man City remains second, two points below league leaders Arsenal with two games in hand to play.