This was a must-win game for the defending champions as they must play every game as with the mindset that Liverpool will win their own encounter.

The hosts started fast as they did on Tuesday night with Segrio Aguero scoring a header from a beautiful Aymeric Laporte cross, within a minute.

However, City looked as if they were not going to make the same mistake as they did against Newcastle and continued to attack Arsenal with the high quality that they are known for having.

This showed with a blatant penalty on Aguero denied and a disallowed goal from the French auxiliary left-back for the day. 

Nonetheless, in typical City fashion, Arsenal got one chance from a set piece to score to get back into a game that was beginning to look as if it was going to be a long one. The rest of the first half was poor from a Mancunian perspective until a moment of brilliance from Raheem Sterling set up Aguero for his second just before half time.

The home side were clearly given a stern Pep talk (pardon the pun) in the break because they were impressive from the moment the whistle was blown. 

City dominated the game and put it to bed thanks to Aguero’s third, although the Argentine admitted it probably should have been disallowed for handball after he had seen the replay. 

Here’s how we rated the City players in the game: