Chelsea brought along giant inflatables of the Champions League to taunt Manchester City supporters, but it was they who left the Etihad deflated.
Raheem Sterling and Pep Guardiola have been handed Premier League awards for Manchester City’s sparkling form in December 2021.
Rodri scored an injury time winner for Man City in a game in which VAR had a say in two penalties and Gabriel was sent off for Arsenal.
Phil Foden’s early goal earned Manchester City a tenth Premier League win in a row at Brentford leaving them eight points clear of Chelsea.
Manchester City moved six points clear at the top following the highest scoring Boxing Day game in the Premier League era.