City win in tough conditions
Goals by Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure helped Manchester City to a 2-0 victory against Arsenal in the inaugural Winoly Cup in Beijing.
In a game that would end in monsoon conditions, Toure took command in the first half as 20-year-old Israeli trialist Nir Biton impressed in the middle of the park. Arsenal were restricted to a couple of decent, Theo Walcott efforts before the interval but City had to wait until the 41st minute to get their opener as Zabaleta strode up on the overlap and drove home Toure's inviting pass. Toure scored his side's second on their next attack as Sergio Aguero turned Aleksandar Kolarov's cross into the path of the Ivorian, who stabbed home from close range. Arsene Wenger introduced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the break and the England man immediately made an impact, hitting both posts with a fizzing shot that eventually bounced away to safety after Gervinho had gone close. Yet City should have grabbed a third when Carlos Tevez squared to Aguero. The South American chipped over Lukasz Fabianski but the ball dropped wide.