English Premiership

Wenger: Both City goals were offside

2016-12-19 09:05
Raheem Sterling (Getty Images)

London - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted that both Manchester City goals were offside as the London club suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners took the lead as early as the fourth minute when Theo Walcott slotted past Claudio Bravo after being put through by Alexis Sanchez, and kept their lead until the half-time break.

However, City equalised two minutes after the interval when Leroy Sane scored past Petr Cech, although the German looked inches offside as he latched onto a David Silva pass.

Raheem Sterling got the winner for the hosts with 20 minutes remaining when he cut in from the right wing and beat Cech at his near post, but Wenger complained that Silva was clearly impeding the sight of his goalkeeper as the shot was struck.

Wenger said after the game: "I feel we dropped physically in the second half. In the first half we looked always dangerous and sharp and on top of that the decisions went against us.

"The two goals are two offside goals and in a game of that stature I feel enough is enough for us. We got some bad decisions for the whole season and today I looked at the goals and both are offside.

"The second one is five yards offside. The first one is still offside. But what can I do? We have to live with that. We have to look at ourselves and analyse why we lost the game."

Guardiola's men moved into second place on the standings and two points clear of Arsenal who remain in fourth spot.


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