Arsenal played quite well. Definitely more the attacking force than City, creating plenty of chances but falling short. Andre Santos, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson and Gervinho came close with their opportunities.
City on the other hand scored on two displays of clinical efficiency with plenty of help from the Arsenal defense as Carl Jenkinson was remiss in covering Pablo Zabaleta and then Kieran Gibbs served the ball to Yaya Toure right in front of goal. Two goals in three minutes before half time was enough to seal the deal. The second half saw Arsenal striving to overcome that margin amidst mud wrestling in a torrential downpour.