Manchester City were accomplished in a victory in which they virtually shut Arsenal out in the second half. Before the break Pep Guardiola’s side were almost as dominant, though an oft-cited defensive fragility was again evident that will continue to offer hope to opponents.

That, however, is for the future. This game ended with the FA Cup semi-final defeat avenged by stretching to 18-2 their aggregate over their visitors in the last seven league meetings, and with Liverpool earlier drawing with Everton, here was a good day all-round for City.

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