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Classic match replay: City 4-2 Arsenal 2009

Ahead of our top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal on Wednesday 26 April, watch City’s famous 4-2 win over Arsenal in the 2009/10 Premier League season in full on CITY+ and Recast.

City’s undefeated start to the campaign was put to the test in September 2009 as we welcomed Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium.

Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor grabbed the headlines for his goal – and celebration – against the Gunners, but Mark Hughes’ side were full value for a memorable three points.

An own goal from Manuel Almunia handed City the lead inside 20 minutes when Micah Richards’ header deflected off the visiting goalkeeper after hitting the far post.

But Arsene Wenger’s side drew level after the hour mark when Robin van Persie found the far corner of Shay Given’s net with an unstoppable low drive.  

Craig Bellamy put City back in front when he dispatched Richards’ cutback. Adebayor’s famous header doubled our advantage with 10 to play and was topped off with an unforgettable celebration.  

Mark Hughes’ men added a fourth when Shaun Wright-Phillips finished off a swift counter with a dinked finish over Almunia, before Tomas Rosicky added a late consolation for the visiting side.

Supporters can now relive an iconic and historic victory over Arsenal on CITY+ and Recast.


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