Manchester City Triumph Over Forest 2-0, Narrowing Gap with Premier League Leaders Arsenal

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Manchester City secured a crucial 2-0 victory against relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest on Sunday, edging closer to Premier League leaders Arsenal and maintaining control over the title race destiny.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal had initially set the pace with a 3-2 win over Tottenham earlier in the day, temporarily extending their lead to four points over City.

However, the reigning champions, in pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive league title, displayed resilience against a determined Forest side, clinching victory with goals from Josko Gvardiol and Erling Haaland in each half.

Despite Forest’s efforts, including missed opportunities notably by Chris Wood, City asserted their dominance, remaining favorites to secure another league title with four games left, just one less than Arsenal.

Third-placed Liverpool, trailing City by four points and having played one game more, realistically find themselves out of the title contention.

Forest, who faced a four-point deduction last month for breaching Premier League financial rules, are precariously positioned just outside the relegation zone with three matches remaining.

Despite City’s formidable 30-match unbeaten run across all competitions coming into the match, the encounter at the City Ground was far from easy for Pep Guardiola’s side.

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