Google+ PLANET FOOT 7: Arsenal beats Manchester city in a friendly match.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Arsenal beats Manchester city in a friendly match.

Arsenal thumped Manchester City in a pre-season friendly in Helsinki on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud ensured the Gunners finished pre-season in style, while Alvaro Negredo hit a consolation goal for the Citizens.

Arsene Wenger’s men began quickly, and Walcott opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a fine chipped finish after a sublime through ball from Ramsey.

The Gunners then had a fine chance to double their advantage on the half hour mark, but Joe Hart managed to push Bacary Sagna’s long-range effort onto the post.

Instead, Ramsey made it 2-0 in the 59th minute, when he played a delightful one-two with Walcott and rounded Hart before sliding home.

But the north Londoners were not finished there and Olivier Giroud added their third of the afternoon three minutes later with a superb clipped finish after Vincent Kompany made a hash of his clearance.

However, it was City who had the final word, as Negredo nabbed a consolation goal with a fine finish from just inside the box after a powerful run from midfield.

Other friendly results:

Aston Villa 3-2 Malaga.

Cardiff City 3-1 Athletic Bilbao.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Lazio.

Fulham 1-2 Parma.

Hull City 3-0 Real Betis.

Norwich City 2-0 Panathinaikos.

Southampton 4-3 Real Sociedad.

Stoke City 0-0 Genoa.

West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Bologna.

West Ham United 2-0 Pacos de Ferreira.

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