Manchester City, with the help of a pair of controversial goals awarded by the ref and his assistants, got by Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday in a Premier League showdown to move into second place.

The Citizens went down 1-0 after Theo Walcott's fifth-minute opener but was boosted by two missed calls to earn the victory.

On both Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling's goals, two pretty clear infractions weren't called at all.

Take a look.

First, here is Sane's strike on 47 minutes that certainly appeared offside.

Here is a closer look. Offside in my book, but of course it's a difficult one to call.

Then in the 71st minute, Sterling scored off a fine pass from Kevin de Bruyne. But watch David Silva enter the picture in front of goalkeeper Petr Cech. If he is offside and blocking the goalkeeper's view, it's supposed to be called offside. It also wasn't called on Luis Suarez when Lionel Messi scored in October.

Both are tough calls. Sometimes they are given, sometimes they aren't. And City's happy with the decisions on Sunday. The Gunners aren't.

Three points, and a little help. City will gladly take it.

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