Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were on target as Manchester City impressed on their Premier League restart with a convincing 3-0 win over 10-man Arsenal at a wet Etihad Stadium.
It was an unhappy return for former City assistant and now Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, whose positive test for Coronavirus led to the postponement of this fixture and decisively moved the Premier League towards suspension in March.
Perhaps it was the three-month hiatus that accounted for David Luiz’s forgettable evening, his woeful misjudgement allowing Sterling to score his first goal just before the break.
The Brazil defender then saw red for fouling Riyad Mahrez after poor defending, with De Bruyne converting the 51st-minute penalty.
City’s only worry was when Eric Garcia was taken away on a stretcher after an ugly collision with team-mate Ederson, before Foden rounded out the win in the first of 11 additional minutes.