City 3-1 Arsenal – Analysis: Fernandinho impresses in new role, Emery’s clear bench issues

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Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday and if not for Bernd Leno’s important saves, it could’ve ultimately been a more dominant scoreline at the Ethiad. Here are two key talking points – one from each perspective – as the defending champions closed the gap on Liverpool to four points.  Continue reading

Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Manchester City: de Bruyne and Fernandinho strike in four-goal thriller

Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Manchester City: de Bruyne and Fernandinho strike in four-goal thriller

In an eagerly-anticipated battle between two of Europe’s ever-improving heavyweights, the sky Blues fought hard and took two valuable away goals from an unpredictable spectacle in Paris against Laurent Blanc’s side.

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho, either side of half-time, helped Manchester City to a valuable pair of away goals ahead of next week’s quarter-final second leg tie at Eastlands. In a frantic affair at the Parc des Princes, both sides created plenty of opportunities – and neither was able to sustain enough pressure to justify anything more than both ultimately sharing the spoils.

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