Mar 29, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Man CityManchester City
Flamini (53')
Rosicky (42')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Silva (18')
Toure (31'), Kompany (33'), Silva (45'), Garcia (89')

Result: Manchester City, Arsenal share the spoils

Arsenal and Manchester City play out a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.

Manchester City have missed out on the opportunity to top the Premier League table after being held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal's French midfielder Mathieu Flamini celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014© Getty Images

Chelsea's 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace paved the way for City to climb to the summit, but they failed to overcome the Gunners in London.

The hosts had a shout for a penalty turned down after 11 minutes, with referee Mike Dean waving away appeals when Tomas Rosicky went down in the box under a challenge from Pablo Zabaleta.

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva celebrates scoring a goal with Manchester City's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29© Getty Images

City took the lead shortly after through David Silva, who was quickest to react when Edin Dzeko's strike came back off the post, tapping in from close range to make it 1-0.

Samir Nasri came close to doubling his side's lead on the half-hour mark when he stole the ball on the edge of the box, but his effort was well saved by Wojciech Sczcesny.

Arsenal made the perfect start to the second half courtesy of Mathieu Flamini, who converted Lucas Podolski's cross from the left to bring the Gunners level with 53 minutes on the clock.

Arsene Wenger's side almost completed the turnaround less than 10 minutes later through Podolski, with the German being slipped in by Santi Cazorla, but his shot was deflected wide by Joe Hart.

Despite having the better of the second-half chances, Arsenal nearly fell behind once more when Yaya Toure rounded Sczcesny, but he failed to pick out a teammate inside the box, instead opting to find the target himself with a shot that the Polish keeper did well to keep out.

Both sides looked to find a winner late on, but the game petered out and finished in a 1-1 draw.

David Silva of Manchester City celebrates after he scores the first goal of the game for his side during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester City at the KC Stadium on March 15, 2014
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