Premier League: Great show at the Emirates and victory for Arsenal
Gunners beat Manchester United (3-2)
Big game of the weekend, the spectacular clash between Arsenal and Manchester United ended tonight at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta’s men won in the final minutes and moved ahead of the Red Devils in the table.
In a endgame that was largely dominated by Arsenal, Eddie Nketiah scored the winning goal in the 90th minute for his team and the 60,000-plus crowd at the Emirates. A few minutes later, Anthony Taylor blew the final whistle to send the Gunners and their fans home in a frenzy. With three more points in their bag, the red and whites responded to Manchester City’s victory over Wolverhampton earlier in the day, thanks in particular to Erling Haaland’s hat-trick. The Red and Whites are now five points clear of second-placed Citizen, with a game in hand. At the same time, Arsenal have pushed Manchester United back to 11 points, a gap that now seems to be deflecting the Red Devils from the title race.
The beginning of the game was balanced between the two teams, but it is the Mancunians who opened the score. A superb goal from the inevitable Marcus Rashford (17′). The Londoners didn’t take long to respond. After a nice collective movement on the left flank, the difference is made and Granit Xhaka delivers the perfect cross for Eddie Nketiah. The young English striker had the right timing and gave De Gea no chance with his header (24′). 1-1 is the score at half-time. As soon as the second half started, Arteta’s men took the lead. As in every game lately, Bukayo Saka was a real danger and a real poison for the opposing defence. And when Eriksen was too sluggish to keep up with the young English winger, it was unforgiving. Saka went inside, had time to fire a heavy left-footed shot into the far corner of the net (53′). And this time, it was Ten Hag’s men’s turn to rebel. . It was enough to put the Emirates to shame. But as an ambitious, courageous and conquering leader, Arsenal continued to offer their fluid and attacking game. It was a game that the Mancunians struggled to keep up with in the final quarter of an hour. Added to this, the Emirates gave voice to the crowd, and the Gunners managed to score the winning goal.
Next up, Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton, while Man Utd host Crystal Palace.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in