LONDON. Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-2 thanks to E. Nketiah who scored in the 24th and 90th minute. Arsenal took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Emirates Stadium stadium in London on Sunday and it started at 4:30 pm local time. The referee was Anthony Taylor who had the assistance of Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn. The 4th official was Andre Marriner. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was freezing around -0.1 degrees Celsius or 31.8 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.
Arsenal was in firm control of the ball 58% while Manchester United was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Arsenal was more aggressive with 91 dangerous attacks and 24 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Arsenal won the encounter.
Arsenal shot 24 times, 5 on target, 19 off target. On the other side, Manchester United shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Arsenal received 1 yellow card (Ben White). Talking about the opposition, Manchester United received 2 yellow cards (Antony and Luke Shaw).
After playing this match, Arsenal will have 47 points to stay in the 1st place. Talking about the opposition, Manchester United will stay with 39 points like Newcastle United to stay in the 4th place.
E. Nketiah (Goal Confirmed)
Manchester United will host Crystal Palace on the 4th of February with a 12-3 head to head in favor of Manchester United (4 draws).
Arsenal: Formation and Lineups
Arsenal started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Mikel Arteta Amatriain chose to play with the following team: Aaron Ramsdale , Benjamin White , William Saliba , Gabriel Magalhães , Oleksandr Zinchenko , Martin Ødegaard , Thomas Partey , Granit Xhaka , Bukayo Saka , Edward Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli .
Arsenal made 3 changes: Ben White for T. Tomiyasu (46′), Gabriel Martinelli for Leandro Trossard (82′) and Martin Ødegaard for R. Holding (90′).
Top player: Bukayo Saka
The player who no doubt impressed Arsenal the most was Bukayo Saka.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 47 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Manchester United: Formation and Lineups
Manchester United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Erik ten Hag played with: David De Gea , Aaron Wan-Bissaka , Raphaël Varane , Lisandro Martínez , Luke Shaw , Christian Eriksen , Scott McTominay , Antony , Bruno Fernandes , Marcus Rashford and Wout Weghorst .
Manchester United made 2 changes: Antony for Fred (71′) and Raphaël Varane for Alejandro Garnacho (90′).
Top player: Lisandro Martínez
Probably the most impressive player in Manchester United was Lisandro Martínez.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 57 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League