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Soccer-Sterling strike sinks Arsenal as Man City keep it tight

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling condemned Arsenal to their second defeat of the season as they enjoyed a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sterling slotted home in the 23rd minute after a Phil Foden shot was parried out by visiting keeper Bernd Leno.

Arsenal created several openings but City’s back four, with Ruben Dias partnering Nathan Ake in the centre of defence, looked more solid than in the opening games of the campaign.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s new signing, midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, made his first appearance for the Gunners off the bench with seven minutes remaining. (Reporting by Simon Evans; editing by Ken Ferris)