Man City Beats Arsenal 1-0 As Sterling Nets, Aguero Returns
MANCHESTER, England: Manchester City eked out a hard-fought 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, thanks to Raheem Sterling's first-half goal.
Sterling slotted a rebound into an empty net in the 23rd minute after City midfielder Phil Foden had a shot parried away by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno at Etihad Stadium.
City was missing star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne because of injury, but did welcome back Sergio Aguero. The team's all-time record scorer played 65 minutes in his first match since June.
In one incident in the first half, Aguero complained to a female assistant referee about a decision and then placed his arm around her neck briefly before walking away.