Premier League Full-Time MAN UNITED 2-2 ARSENAL: A thrilling End-to-End Encounter Ends Level After Man Utd Fight Back To Claim A Point From Arsenal
Man United twice came from behind against Arsenal in an entertaining 2-2 Premier League draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Lingard nipped in to exploit a mix-up between Sead Kolasinac and goalkeeper Bernd Leno straight from the kick-off after Alexandre Lacazette bundled in following Marcos Rojo’s mistake.
Anthony Martial, cancelled out Shkodran Mustafi’s opener in the first half following an error from goalkeeper David de Gea
Alexandre Lacazette capitalised on a Marcos Rojo mistake in the second half only for Jesse Lingard to respond almost immediately, for both sides to settle for a draw that does not greatly benefit their top-four ambitions.
Before the break, Shkodran Mustafi’s header had squirmed through David de Gea’s gloves to open the scoring for the Gunners, via goalline technology.
That early lead lasted only four minutes, with Anthony Martial sweeping home Ander Herrera’s cross.
Both team had chances in the final 20 minutes but, with heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury in the crowd, neither could land a knockout punch.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s brilliant volley from an acute angle was rightly ruled out for offside as the visitors came closest to a winner.
Man United’s powers of recovery at least show the Premier League’s eight-placed side cannot be accused of lacking fight to go with some of their other shortcomings. Not on this occasion, anyway. Ultimately, though, the goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will not disperse the feeling that something is clearly wrong with José Mourinho’s team.
This was the first time in 32 years, encompassing 83 meetings, that this fixture has taken place without Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsène Wenger in one of the dugouts.
- David De Gea is the first goalkeeper to save a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot on target in the Premier League since Łukasz Fabiański for West Ham 102 days ago, ending a run of 10 consecutive shots on target scored for the Arsenal striker. Streak.
2. Arsenal still haven’t been leading at half-time in a Premier League game this season (W0 D11 L4), but no team have scored as many second half goals as the Gunners (24).
3. Anthony Martial is just the second Manchester United player to score a Premier League goal on his birthday (23rd birth-day), after Wayne Rooney in October 2004 (also v Arsenal).
4. Manchester United have now conceded as many goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League this season (nine goals in seven games) as they did in the whole of 2017-18 (nine in 18 games).
5. Manchester United have made a total of 46 changes to their starting XI in the Premier League so far this season, including 7 changes tonight – more than any other team in the competition.