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Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United: Eddie Nketiah nets late winner as Gunners restore five-point Premier League lead

Report and free match highlights as Arsenal beat Man Utd 3-2 on the Emirates; Eddie Nketiah scored twice, together with a Ninetieth-minute winner; Marcus Rashford gave United an early lead; Bukayo Saka and Lisandro Martinez additionally netted for both sides; Arsenal restore five-point lead over Man Metropolis

Eddie Nketiah’s last-minute aim noticed Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-2 in an exciting contest on the Emirates because the league leaders restored their five-point benefit over Manchester Metropolis.

Marcus Rashford gave United an early lead with a superb run and strike, the ahead’s ninth aim in 9 video games in all competitions because the World Cup completed – essentially the most of any participant in Europe’s large 5 leagues.

Nonetheless, Arsenal quickly levelled by means of Nketiah, whose highly effective close-range header made it 18 objectives in his final 26 begins for the membership.

Mikel Arteta’s facet went forward for the primary time due to Bukayo Saka’s fizzing drive from distance eight minutes into the second half.

However United have been again on degree phrases six minutes later as Lisandro Martinez scored his first aim for United, the Argentina World Cup winner profiting from Aaron Ramsdale’s mistake to drift a header into the web.

However there was late, late drama as Nketiah touched residence Martin Odegaard’s mishit shot – additional enhancing his scoring stats – and, after a tense test for offside by the Video Assistant Referee, the roof got here off the Emirates.

Because of this, Arsenal restore their five-point lead over second-placed Metropolis, who had crushed Wolves 3-0 earlier within the day, whereas United – whose loss was described as a “actuality test” by Erik ten Hag – stay fourth within the desk and now lie 11 factors off the leaders, who even have a recreation in hand on their title rivals.

Participant rankings

Arsenal: Ramsdale (6), White (6), Saliba (6), Gabriel (6), Zinchenko (7), Partey (6), Xhaka (8), Odegaard (8), Saka (9), Martinelli (7), Nketiah (8)

Subs: Holding (6), Tomiyasu (6), Trossard (6)

Man Utd: De Gea (8), Wan-Bissaka (8), Varane (7), Martinez (7), Shaw (7), McTominay (7), Eriksen (6), Fernandes (6), Antony (6), Rashford (8), Weghorst (6)

Subs: Fred (6), Garnacho (6)

Man of the match: Bukayo Saka

How Nketiah stored Arsenal’s title cost on monitor

This was a battle of the Premier League’s two most in-form groups and it confirmed in what was a pulsating contest within the capital that was a throwback to a few of the fierce title conferences these arch-rivals used to have frequently within the late Nineties and early 2000s.

Marcus Rashford celebrates with Scott McTominay and Christian Eriksen after giving Manchester United the lead at Arsenal

United, lacking the expertise of key Brazil holding midfielder Casemiro by means of suspension, have been put below immense early strain by the league leaders, solely to climate it after which open the scoring after 17 minutes.

Nketiah celebrates after heading Arsenal degree towards Manchester United

The house workforce carelessly misplaced the ball, permitting Rashford to select up possession halfway contained in the hosts’ half and the England ahead nutmegged Thomas Partey earlier than discovering the underside left-hand nook of the web with a bullet of a 25-yard drive.

Crew information

It was as you have been for Mikel Arteta as he named the identical beginning XI that gained at Spurs. The one change got here on the bench, the place new signing Leandro Trossard was among the many substitutes.

Scott McTominay was the person charged with changing the suspended Casemiro within the Manchester United midfield – that was the one change from the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

However that lead lasted all of seven minutes as Arsenal tore into their opponents, levelling issues with a elegant aim as Granit Xhaka’s attractive left-wing centre was headed residence by one other in-form England ahead, Nketiah, unmarked on the far publish.

Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp and Cesc Fabregas analyse Saka’s unbelievable aim in Manchester United’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal

The primary 45 minutes flew by, with each side going near re-taking the lead, nevertheless it was the Gunners who struck subsequent to ship the Emirates wild as Saka lower in from the suitable within the 53rd minute earlier than arrowing a low drive into the far nook of the web previous David de Gea’s outstretched hand.

Lisandro Martinez celebrates after equalising for Manchester United at Arsenal

Again got here the guests, although, on this thrilling end-to-end contest, with the usually dependable Ramsdale at fault because the goalkeeper palmed a nook straight to Martinez and the defender someway managed to loop a header over Gabriel on the road and into the web.

The house workforce, who handed Leandro Trossard a second-half debut, pushed onerous for a winner within the ultimate quarter, however a mixture of the skin of the publish, which denied Saka a second, and the brilliance of De Gea initially stored them at bay, till Nketiah’s late intervention in one of many video games of the season.

“We have by no means gained it, we’re midway by means of the season, there are different groups with a lot larger squads who’ve already gained so much. Let’s go day-to-day.

“Simply when it comes to numbers, in the meanwhile we have now 15,16 outfield gamers and clearly it wasn’t sufficient and they are going to assist us. Leo [Trossard] already helped us so much as we speak, he confirmed how composed, how calm and the way assured he was when he got here on the pitch and helped us to win the sport.”

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag:

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag was disenchanted his facet misplaced late on at Arsenal and was essential of their defensive show

“Two video games head-to-head, actually shut. It is onerous to simply accept ultimately, if you lose within the ultimate stage of the sport. It might’t occur.

“Now we have to face that and study the teachings. We have made errors. All of the three objectives, we may keep away from them. Usually we’re higher in such conditions.

“It is powerful, that is fairly clear. You can scent it. There have been moments on the break however we have now to defend significantly better. We’re making the mistaken selections – not one participant however many gamers. You concede the third aim similar as the primary two objectives.

“We began the sport very properly, we rating the aim, we’re main after which we make errors which can be unacceptable. Immediately we have now to simply accept, study the teachings and transfer on.

Roy Keane says that defeat to Arsenal is a ‘actuality test’ for Manchester United and that they’re nonetheless not able to compete for the Premier League

“The 2 first objectives we’re making so many errors. It might’t occur. That may be a lesson we have now to take. We’ll face the gamers with this as a result of it could possibly’t occur. Good groups do not make such errors. Once more, not one participant. We make many errors.

“It may be [a reality check]. Immediately we have now to simply accept. We’re unhappy on this defending efficiency. We will do higher. Final week we stored the opponent extra away from our field, but when they have been within the field we defend significantly better. Usually we do not concede objectives from corners – as we speak, two.

“The final aim so brief earlier than the top of the sport. That’s not acceptable.

“I’ve stated the identical phrases within the dressing room – if you wish to win you possibly can’t make the errors I’ve simply talked about.”

Luke Shaw praises Arsenal following Manchester United’s 3-2 defeat on the Emirates and displays on the sport

Arsenal’s lengthy unbeaten run – Opta stats

  • Arsenal at the moment are unbeaten of their final 13 Premier League video games (W11 D2), their longest unbeaten streak within the competitors since December 2018 (14 video games).
  • Man Utd have did not win any of their final 5 away video games in all competitions towards Arsenal, shedding 4 instances and conceding at the very least twice in every defeat (D1) – it is their longest winless run on the Gunners since October 2000 to March 2004 (5 video games).
  • This was simply the third time Arsenal hosted Manchester United in a Premier League match whereas high of the desk, with the Gunners going unbeaten in all three matches: profitable 3-2 as we speak and drawing the opposite two video games (1-1 in March 2004 and 2-2 in November 2007).

FPL Stats: Arsenal 3-2 Man Utd

GoalsNketiah (2), Saka, Rashford, MartinezAssistsXhaka, Odegaard, Tomiyasu, FernandesBonus pointsNketiah (3), Saka (2), Martinez (1)

Man of the Match – Bukayo Saka

FPL Stats: Arsenal 3-2 Man Utd

GoalsNketiah (2), Saka, Rashford, MartinezAssistsXhaka, Odegaard, Tomiyasu, FernandesBonus pointsNketiah (3), Saka (2), Martinez (1)

Man of the Match – Bukayo Saka