Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud handed Arsenal a vital 2-1 win over Manchester City on Monday evening.
The three points kept them in second place, but ensured that Leicester did not pull away with a large gap at the top of the table, and the Gunners dealt a huge motivational blow to City by beating them.
And it was not a smash and grab victory either, with Arsenal by far the better team.
City controlled the ball for various stages, without ever really making their possession count, and Walcott scored with Arsenal’s first goal on target. It was a lovely finish, and showed the difference in quality between the two sides.
Giroud netted the second just before half-time, and whilst Yaya Toure pulled one back with eight minutes remaining, City left it too late to equalise.
One player who struggled to impress for City was Sergio Aguero.
There is a belief he was rushed back into the first-team for this game, despite not being fully fit, and it showed. The Argentine striker was easily marshalled by the Arsenal defence, and was substituted off for Wilfried Bony after 63 minutes.
He managed just two shots, and did not complete a dribble, win an aerial duel, and he only touched the ball 24 times.
Following the game, Aguero reacted to the result on Twitter, urging City to pick up their form in the coming weeks.
I'd have liked to return with another result. Even if it didn't pan out, there's more for us to give and more for us to fight! C'mon, City!— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) December 21, 2015