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sb0bet We round up the talking points from Manchester City's 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's side triumphed by the same scoreline as in Sunday's Carabao Cup final as first-half goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane underlined the gulf between the two sides.
The result takes City 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table and piles more pressure onto Arsene Wenger, whose Arsenal side have lost four of their last five games. Here are five talking points from the game.
Manchester City's brilliance has become normal this season but they found yet another level in the first half on Thursday night. Many wondered whether Guardiola would be able to coax a performance from his players so soon after winning the Carabao Cup, but the doubts were quickly forgotten.
Arsenal showed intent and worked hard in the early stages, but City were utterly ruthless, scoring from three of their four shots on target and becoming the first side in Premier League history to score three first-half goals in an away game against the Gunners. Each one came from individual brilliance and dazzling combination play.
The performance was even more impressive given that the team was missing two key players in Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling. Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher described it as "a testament to Pep Guardiola", adding: "What we're seeing now is the best football in Europe. This football is breathtaking. It's some of the best football I've ever seen in this league." sb0bet
Leroy Sane was named man of the match having had a hand in all three goals and tormented Arsenal from start to finish. His contribution to the opener was perhaps the highlight, as he danced through a crowd of defenders on the left flank before teeing up Bernardo Silva.
The German twisted and turned again before finding Sergio Aguero to set up David Silva for the second goal, and he scored the third himself, ghosting into the box to convert Kyle Walker's cut-back following a scintillating counter-attack. Arsenal couldn't handle his pace, movement and skill.
The performance, which took him to eight Premier League goals and 11 assists for the season so far, came just two weeks after he was hauled off at half-time during City's FA Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic. His response shows he has grit and determination to match his ability.
There was no 200th goal for Sergio Aguero but this was another performance which underlined how he has changed his game to satisfy Guardiola. The Argentine selflessly set up David Silva's goal and he was instrumental in the third too, coming short before flicking the ball around Laurent Koscielny to set the move in motion. sb0bet