Nathan Ake’s cool finish was enough for Manchester City to beat Arsenal 1-0 in a disappointing match at the Etihad stadium on Friday night.
It was a strange, subdued game, with few shots on target at either end, and it’s fair to assume the league game at the Emirates in a couple of weeks will be far more intense.
Nathan Ake breaks the deadlock in the 64th minute. It all started when Alvarez turned, 25 yards from goal, and crashed a superb shot that beat Turner and hit the far post.
Grealish collected the rebound, protected the ball for a few seconds and then reversed a clever pass to the supporting Ake, 12 yards out.
Ake had to shoot first time, with Saliba coming to meet him, and he gently passed the ball into the far corner with his right foot. That was such a calm, precise finish.
The victory for Pep Guardiola’s men puts them into the fifth round.
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