Arsenal defeated Manchester United (3-2) in a matchup at the top of the Premier League in a blazing Emirates Stadium. Eddie Nketiah will be remembered as the hero of a game that might matter in the championship race because he scored twice, including the game-winning goal in extra time. Manchester City, which has played one more game, is 5 points behind Arsenal.
The Gunners made a strong start with their collective movements, but they were nevertheless shaken by a disputed box-contact incident between Fernandes and Ramsdale. Despite having possession of the ball, the Londoners were punished by Rashford’s skill, who scored the game’s first goal (0-1, 16th) with a spectacular long shot! Arsenal was not at all surprised by the great intensity, the two teams were playing each other with a save by Ramsdale on a shot by McTominay and many waves of London. Just before the break, the game lost its rhythm with more intense and muscular debates, especially because of several fouls from the Red Devils.
Following the break, Mikel Arteta’s team kept up the pressure and, with to a long shot from Saka, were able to break the United’s back (2-1, 53th). After a genuine festival a short while later, Rashford had the chance to tie the score, but Ramsdale made a fantastic save! Except that Martinez was given a chance to equalize when the English goalkeeper botched a corner (2-2, 59th). What a mistake…
As in the first half, Arsenal responded appropriately to conceding the goal by moving forward once more and hitting the post with a shot from Saka! Ten Hag’s soldiers maintained their composure even when they were surrounded and defied the enemy attacks. De Gea believed he could save his team with a close-range shot at the end of the game.