The first two goals were scored as a result of errors; Nketiah scored on a stray pass from Christensen before getting tripped out for Werner’s equalizer.
Smith Rowe reclaimed the lead, but Azpilicueta replied with a tap-in. Arsenal dominated the second half, with Nketiah restoring the lead after capitalizing on Azpilicueta’s clumsy backpass, before Saka secured the victory with a penalty kick in stoppage time.
? All smiles from the lads
? Goodnight, Gooners! pic.twitter.com/bzqgJDHCOv
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 20, 2022
Arsenal is still in fifth place, but they are now level on points with Tottenham. The Gunners are currently only a goal difference behind their opponents.
Next up for them is a home match against Manchester United. Chelsea’s home losing streak continues, and Tuchel will be hoping for a turnaround against West Ham this weekend.
Mikel Arteta ? The fans
? "Thankfully today we gave them something back." #CHEARS
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 21, 2022
However, it didn’t always appear that way, as both teams went into the halftime break goalless.
After 26 minutes, De Bruyne came close with a long-range shot that went just past the post.
Before Gundogan could punish a Dunk error, Silva saw a shot saved by Sanchez.
On 53 minutes, De Bruyne was able to shove the ball to Mahrez, who sidefooted home after a deflection off Dunk.
On 65 minutes, City added a second goal when Mahrez delivered the ball to Foden from a corner.
Foden fired a long-range attempt that deflected off Mwepu, fooling Sanchez and putting the ball in the back of the net.
Before Silva rounded off the game late on, when a mix-up in the Seagulls’ defense resulted in De Bruyne flicking the ball to Silva, who smashed home the game-winning goal.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 20, 2022
The crucial three points for the Citizens lift them back into first place, ahead of Liverpool, as they reclaim control of the title chase.