Manchester City 1 Arsenal 1 match report: Laurent Koscielny secures equaliser

Manchester City 1 Arsenal 1: Koscielny grabs late equaliser after Lescott header

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16:55 GMT, 23 September 2012

Laurent Koscielny scored with just eight minutes remaining to secure a deserved point for Arsenal at Manchester City.

Joleon Lescott had given the hosts the lead with a header from a David Silva corner shortly before the interval.

But Koscielny, who was deputising for Thomas Vermaelen, ensured the Gunners left the Etihad Stadium with a share of the spoils.

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All smiles: Koscielny is mobbed after scoring a late equaliser at the Etihad Stadium

All smiles: Koscielny is mobbed after scoring a late equaliser at the Etihad Stadium

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Come in No 6: Koscielny wheels away in celebration after netting for the Gunners

Come in No 6: Koscielny wheels away in celebration after netting for the Gunners

Head boy: Lescott scores for Manchester City with 39 minutes gone

Head boy: Lescott scores for Manchester City with 39 minutes gone

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Net gains: Arteta propped up the post but failed to stop Lescott's header from finding the net

Net gains: Arteta propped up the post but failed to stop Lescott's header from finding the net

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Blue is the colour: Lescott celebrates after scoring with six minutes remaining before the interval

Blue is the colour: Lescott celebrates after scoring with six minutes remaining before the interval