Goals: Manchester City – Arsenal – Played on 01/27/2023
Manchester City qualified for the FA Cup final, after defeating its guest Arsenal with a goal without a response, this Friday evening at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City’s only goal was scored by Nathan Ake in the 64th minute.
The first attempt in the match came in favor of Manchester City, with a shot from Rodrigo from outside the penalty area in the third minute, which went wide of the goal.
Arsenal almost opened the scoring in the fifth minute, after Trossard paved a ball for Tomiasso inside the area, and the latter hit Ortega’s brilliance in stopping it.
City responded by following Haaland to a ball far from Turner outside the area in the tenth minute, hitting a scissor ball, which Tomiasso removed before it hit the net.
Arsenal returned to the threat again in the 21st minute, with a powerful shot from Trossard from inside the area, Ortega shone in stopping it.
De Bruyne appeared in the 25th minute, with a distinctive curved shot from outside the area, which passed just past the post.
In the 33rd minute, Trossard sent a cross from the left side, followed by Nketiah with a shot at the bird from inside the area, which passed just past the post.
Haaland received a penny in the 39th minute, Gabriel was very late in dealing with it, so the Norwegian hit a falling ball from outside the area, which passed next to the post, so that the first half ended with a goalless draw.
Arsenal tried to surprise City in the 58th minute after Nketiah headed a ball to Vieira on the border of the area, so the latter hit the bird directly, which passed next to the post.
Alvarez hit a powerful ground ball from outside the area in the 64th minute that hit the post, followed by Grealish by passing it to Aki next to him inside the area, who in turn hit a ground ball that hit the net this time, announcing that City had advanced with the first goal.
Arteta pushed all his cards from the starting line-up in search of a return to the result, with the participation of the trio Odegaard, Zinchenko, and Martinelli.
After a period of calm, Alvarez hit a powerful ball from outside the area in the 81st minute, and Turner caught it.
Arsenal almost scored a draw in the 88th minute, after an incursion by Martinelli on the left side of the penalty area, sending a ball that the City defense missed to clear it to pave the way in front of Nketiah, before Ortega saved the situation and caught it, to end the match with City’s victory (1-0).