Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to hand a first Premier League defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he replaced Jose Mourinho reports Completesports.com.
A swerving strike from Granit Xhaka and a second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Manchester United’s 12 league games unbeaten run come to an end at the Emirates.
Romelu Lukaku wasted a glorious chance just a couple of minutes before Xhaka made the breakthrough, sending a left-sided cross from Luke Shaw against the crossbar from less than six yards
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno was then thankful that the frame of his goal frame kept out Fred’s first-time shot 20 minutes in, with the ball spinning away from the target.
Opportunities also came and went for Aaron Ramsey and Marcus Rashford at both ends of the field, the former sending a cutback from Ainsley Maitland-Niles over the crossbar.
United were the side on top as the first half edged towards its conclusion as Romelu Lukaku forced Leno to make a save after being slotted through by Rashford.
The visitors were on top for the opening 15 minutes of the second period, only denied a leveller by the quick reactions of Leno as he kept out Lukaku’s low shot with his legs.
For all United’s probing, however, they were unable to find a way through and the game was put out of their reach with 20 minutes to play.
Alexandre Lacazette raced into the box and went to ground under small contact from Fred, allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to redeem himself for his North London derby penalty miss by tucking this
latest one past De Gea down the middle in the 69th minute.
Some poor defending from Victor Lindelof let Lacazette in moments later, though he pulled his shot wide of the target with just De Gea to beat.
Rashford headed an Ashley Young cross right at Leno from the game’s final chance, meaning just a second defeat in 18 matches for United since Solskjaer took over from Mourinho.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are now within a point of bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a third home league win in four attempts against the Red Devils.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.