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Half-Time Report: Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

Half-Time Report: Man City 1-0 Arsenal
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Manchester City's Joleon Lescott scores the only goal of the half in his side's home Premier League encounter against Arsenal.

Joleon Lescott marked his return to the Manchester City starting lineup with the only goal of the opening half from his side's home clash against Arsenal.

The visiting Gunners actually created the better of the chances during the first half, but they were unable to take full advantage.

Ivory Coast international Gervinho had the best opportunity with 17 minutes played when he was played through by Aaron Ramsey. However, his touch was heavy and Joe Hart came out to collect the ball.

Lukas Podolski also had a chance for the visitors, but he shot over Hart's bar following a cut back from Carl Jenkinson with 25 minutes played.

With what was one of their first attempts on goal of the half, City went in front in the 40th minute. David Silva swung in a corner, which was missed by Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone, leaving Lescott to head the ball into an unguarded net.

Arsenal continued to exert pressure on the City rearguard in the closing stage of the half, but they couldn't force an equaliser.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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