Manchester City (hereafter referred to as Man City) advanced to the FA Cup round of 16 by winning the de facto final against Arsenal.
Man City won 1-0 in the 4th round against Arsenal in the ‘2022-23 English FA Cup’ held at the Etihad Stadium on the 28th (Korean time) and confirmed the 5th round.
Man City is a team that reveals a particularly strong aspect in cup competitions (FA Cup, EFL Cup) after the 2016-17 season when Pep Guardiola took over.
First of all, in the FA Cup, except for the round of 16 elimination in the 2017-18 season, they made it to the quarterfinals in the remaining five seasons, and they have maintained this record for four consecutive years until last season. However, the championship is only once in the 2018-19 season. The EFL Cup has also lifted the championship trophy four times out of the seven seasons that Guardiola took the helm.
The match against Arsenal was a match between the two strongest teams in the Premier League this season, so it received a lot of attention even before the match.
In addition, a meticulous battle of resourcefulness was predicted as the relationship between the teachers and students of Guardiola and Mikel Arteta became entangled.
As a result, no disciple was better than the master.
Arsenal, who are leading the Premier League this season, opened the game with a hot shot by Tomiyas from the start. Afterwards, the two teams engaged in a fierce midfield battle to take the initiative and engaged in a high-speed battle.
Manchester City had a variable in the first half extra time when defender John Stones was out with a hamstring injury. Due to this, Guardiola put Laporte in an emergency and faced a worrying second half.
The team that raised the atmosphere was Manchester City. Manchester City scored the opening goal in the 19th minute of the second half when Alvarez’s surprise mid-range shot hit the post, and Jack Grealish caught it, and Ake calmly pushed the cutback that he gave right away. 먹튀검증
This goal eventually became the winning goal. Arsenal sent in Martinelli and Zinchenko to tie the score, but had difficulty penetrating Manchester City’s defensive wall and finally had to accept defeat, facing the crisis of conceding a goal by Alvarez’s mid-range shot in the 36th minute of the second half.
On the other hand, Man City succeeded in making a giseonjeup ahead of the upcoming league confrontation with Arsenal. In addition, Guardiola succeeded in maintaining an overwhelming advantage of 7 wins and 1 loss in 8 head-to-head encounters with his pupil Arteta.
Man City, trailing by 5 points, will play a 12th round match against Arsenal on the 16th of next month. If we win this game, we can reduce the difference by two points, so it is a match that Man City can never miss.