Dhe English football champion Manchester City struggled to narrowly win away in the Premier League. The defending champion prevailed 1-0 (0-0) with the strong promoted Sheffield United on Tuesday evening. Sergio Agüero, who had just been substituted, decided the game in the 73rd minute and gave Man City the win with his 16th goal of the season.
Coach Pep Guardiola’s team struggled on Bramall Lane, but could have taken the lead in the first half. City was given a penalty after a foul on Riyad Mahrez. But Gabriel Jesus failed with his shot in the 36th minute on the strong Sheffield goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan from Manchester United. Of his last six penalties, Jesus changed only three.
Thanks to the away win, Man City reduced the gap to leaders Liverpool FC with coach Jürgen Klopp to at least 13 points until Thursday evening. Then Liverpool plays for the Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, the Reds completed two games less than the second in the table City.
Chelsea were up 2-2 (1-0) in Tuesday’s London derby against Arsenal despite over an hour in excess and two-time lead. Arsenal defender and former Chelsea professional David Luiz got a red card after a push in the penalty area after 26 minutes, the due penalty for Chelsea changed Jorginho (28th).
After equalizing for Arsenal by 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli (63.), César Azpilicueta (84.) put the hosts at Stamford Bridge back in the lead. But Héctor Bellerín (87th) managed to equalize again for the Gunners.