Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United: Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus propelled Arsenal to an electrifying 3-1 win against Manchester United.
Last year’s second-place finishers in the Premier League welcomed the team that clinched third, as both sides aimed to outperform their shaky season starts that their points didn’t quite reflect.
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United took the lead with a splendid goal from Marcus Rashford in the first half at the Emirates Stadium. However, Arsenal’s skipper, Martin Odegaard, swiftly equalized just 110 seconds later.
It appeared the game was heading to a captivating draw, especially after a penalty given for a foul on Kai Havertz was reversed after a sideline check. To add to the drama, VAR disallowed Alejandro Garnacho’s late goal for a marginal offside.
The premature celebrations by United were abruptly halted, setting the stage for a breathtaking finale.
In the dying moments, a long corner was met by Rice, who notched his maiden Arsenal goal, deflecting off Jonny Evans. Gabriel Jesus then came off the bench to seal the deal for Mikel Arteta’s squad.
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The day, which started with United fans voicing their desire for the Glazers to step down and their team narrowly avoiding a setback, ended with them in disbelief.