Arsenal relegate Manchester City to first place

Brentford (dpa) – Arsenal FC has pushed England’s football champions Manchester City back from the top of the Premier League table after just one day.

Coach Mikel Arteta’s team won 3-0 (2-0) at FC Brentford and, with 18 points, has one point more than Man City and Tottenham Hotspur in second and third place. William Saliba (17th minute) and ex-City striker Gabriel Jesus (28th) shot the Londoners in front before the break. Fabio Vieira (49th) scored the final score.

Arteta brought on midfielder Ethan Nwaneri in added time, setting a record at 15 years and 181 days, becoming the youngest player in Premier League history.

The day before, Manchester City had celebrated their third win in a row thanks to the accuracy of exceptional striker Erling Haaland after two successes in the Champions League. The team with substitute German national player Ilkay Gündogan won 3-0 (2-0) at the decimated Wolverhampton Wanderers and remains unbeaten in the league.

After the English national player Jack Grealish had scored to make it 1-0 in the first minute, Haaland increased it to 2-0 in the 16th minute. It was the eleventh goal in the seventh Premier League game for the former Borussia Dortmund striker. According to the sports data provider Opta, it was the Norwegian’s 100th goal in his 99 competitive games since leaving Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. Phil Foden (69th) made the final score. The hosts were short-handed for almost an hour after Nathan Collins (33′) saw a red card for a kung fu kick against Grealish.

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