Two goals in two minutes before half-time secured an impressive 2-0 win for City against Arsenal while torrential rain fell and lightning flashed around the Bird’s Nest Stadium.
Pablo Zabaleta opened the scoring on 42 minutes after a well-worked move opened up the Gunners defence and Yaya Toure doubled his team’s advantage on 44 minutes as City finished the first period in blistering form.
It was the perfect end to the Blues’ stay in China and the team will now jet off to Malaysia before returning home early next week.
With a week passing since the Blues’ last pre-season game and just a couple of training sessions under the players’ belts, City could be forgiven for looking a little ring rusty.Read full match report
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