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Arsenal beats Man City 2-0 in Premier League for rare away victory against top team

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MANCHESTER, England — Arsenal finally ended its streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City.

PHOTO: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, third right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring his sides second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, third right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring his sides second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and Giroud headed in the second in the 66th as Arsenal ended second-place City's 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

City dominated possession but Arsenal for once showed the kind of defensive fortitude that so often has been missing in big away games in recent seasons. Arsenal lost 6-3 at City last season, to go with a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea and 5-1 defeat at Liverpool.

Arsenal climbed above Tottenham into fifth place, one point behind Manchester United.

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PHOTO: Arsenal's Santi Cazorla celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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