Manchester City Vs. Arsenal: Hosts On Top In 2nd Half

It looks like the change Roberto Mancini made to his system at halftime -- namely introducing another central midfielder in order to combat Arsenal's dynamic trio -- has paid off. The visitors aren't holding the ball nearly as well since the interval, and City are pressing superbly.

Sergio Aguero very nearly doubles the hosts' lead after being picked out by David Silva, and despite being knocked off-balance by Laurent Koscielny manages to shoot as he's being knocked down. Said shot is deflected out for a corner, but the Argentinian is furious. He wants a penalty and replays show that he had a very good shout. It's unfortunate that trying to play through a foul stops you getting the calls, but nobody's ever really accused Mike Dean of excess competence, so it is what it is.

Craig Burley's still talking about zonal marking. I thought I'd share the pain. Lukas Podolski takes out his zonal marking rage on Pablo Zabaleta chopping him down in the centre. It should be a yellow card but it isn't, probably because nobody who speaks German can be an evil man.

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