Champions Manchester City [ Images ] climbed to second in the English Premier League table after a Carlos Tevez [ Images ] thunderbolt in the second half gave them a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday.
Unbeaten City moved on to 21 points from nine games, a point behind leaders Chelsea [ Images ] who play Manchester United [ Images ] at Stamford Bridge [ Images ] on Sunday. United slipped to third on 18 points but both Chelsea and United have a match in hand on City.
Tevez struck with a venomous angled shot from 25 metres which nestled in the corner of Swansea keeper Michel Vorm's [ Images ] net.
Vorm injured himself while diving for the ball and after a lengthy stoppage for treatment he was replaced by German Gerhard Tremmel. More than 12 minutes of stoppage time were played at the Etihad Stadium as City defender Micah Richards [ Images ] also needed lengthy treatment before being taken off on a stretcher.
Arsenal have 15 points from their nine games but could end the weekend in sixth place if Everton beat Liverpool in Sunday's Merseyside derby at Goodison Park and Tottenham Hotspur [ Images ] win their match on Sunday at Southampton.