Manchester City regained their 10-point gap at the top of the English Premier League table thanks to a 1-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Raheem Sterling scored the lone goal after just 75 seconds, and it proved enough as the Cityzens' march to the Premier League title continued gathering pace.
Coach Pep Guardiola made five changes to his starting team, with Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan among those who returned to the starting team.
Fernandinho and Oleksandr Zinchenko were also back, with Phil Foden, Rodri, Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, and Aymeric Laporte dropping to the bench.
Mikel Arteta also made five changes, with Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, and Pablo Mari among those who returned.
City got off to a perfect start as Raheem Sterlin nodded in a Riyad Mahrez cross from 10 yards, seconds after missing another chance.
3 - Raheem Sterling is the third player to score in three consecutive away games against Arsenal in the Premier League after Nicolas Anelka (four games ending in May 2009) and Ian Harte (three games ending in May 2003). Itch. pic.twitter.com/lhYaMAXlIP— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 21, 2021
City then made their strength felt as they ran rings around the Gunners, creating chance after chance in the opening 10 minutes.
Arsenal started working their angles as the game wore on, but could not create many clear chances.
The first however came on the half-hour mark as Tierney tot beyond Cancelo and decided to unleash a shot from 22 yards out but it went straight at Ederson.
The Gunners finished the half strongly, with Bellerin also trying his luck from distance, an effort that Edertson watched fly past.
The second period was a tight one, even though the visitors were the sharper of the two sides for long periods and looked more likely to score.
Arsenal though put in a disciplined performance at the back, shutting the blues out even though they could not pull level.
The win, City's 18th in a row, saw them open a 10-point gap at the top over second-placed Leicester City, who won 2-1 away at Aston Villa.