This absolute stunner from Yaya Toure meant nothing as Manchester City lost their top-of-the-table showdown with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
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The Ivorian showed fantastic technique to hit a pass rolling across him with his weaker foot, with the ball arrowing into the top corner and leaving Petr Cech motionless.
Toure’s strike denied Cech the stand-alone record of most Premier League clean sheets – he remains level with David James on 169 – but was only a consolation for City.
First-half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud – both supplied by assist-king Mesut Ozil – secured the Gunners a 2-1 win which arguably makes them title favourites.
Third-place City are now four points adrift of Arsenal, who trail leaders Leicester City by two points. No side to have lost five games before Christmas has ever won the Premier League.
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