Manchester City failed to rise to number four while the Premier League standings, on Sunday (25/4). The Citizens only played a goalless draw against a strong team, Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Seizing the fourth English Premier League this season is no less exciting with the seizure of the first position. Chelsea and Manchester United took turns filling the top positions in the last three weeks this season. Fourth place or last place to get into season's Champions League zone contested by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Manchester United's game this week to temporarily pushed into the top position after beating Spurs 3-1. The result is an opportunity for Roberto Mancini's squad to be able to shift from the safe zone Hotspur Champions League with a requirement to pick full points from Arsenal at the Emirates today
However, it seems luck has not sided with the city. The Gunners are still too strong to be conquered, let alone play at own game. Can hold 0-0 draw with Arsene Wengar team has been a fair enough result for the club, who recently was suddenly rich. Facing the team that stuck in third place this time, Man. City can not do more in the game today. Because, in the first round Carlos Teves et al. never bother goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. This situation caused most of the City players busy doing defense and difficulties to build a dangerous counter attack.
In the second half after Emmanuel Adebayor enter The Citizen often can be done to pressure Arsenal. However, the host did not loosen the attack, especially when substitute Nicklas Bendtner Theo Walcott signed. Strikes, strikes Gunners far more dangerous in front of goal City. Swift pressure to City defense. City, forced Shay Given had to fall up to secure post.
As a result, minute-76 goalkeeper was no longer able to continue the match due to injury in his shoulder after a hard kick to block the release Abou Diaby. Gunnar Neilsen Given that replace the task may look good with an opportunity to confront all Arsenal until the game ended.
The draw makes Manchester City remains stuck in fifth position achieves standings with one point in three games left this season. While more difficult to shake Arsenal in third place since the Premier League title chances have been closed.