Manchester United 3-1 Arsenal, Antony Goal, All Gоals & Extеndеd Hіghlіghts 2022
Manchester United inflicted Arsenal’s first loss :
Manchester United inflicted their first defeat on Arsenal this season, by beating them 3-1 on Sunday evening, at the end of the sixth round of the English Premier League.
United’s goals were scored by Anthony (35th s) and Marcus Rashford (66th s 75th), while Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal’s only goal (60s).
With this victory, Manchester United’s tally rises to 12 points from 4 victories and 2 defeats, to occupy the fifth place, while Arsenal’s tally is frozen in the lead at 15 points.
Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag relied on the 4-2-3-1 method, as the fruitful cooperation between Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez continued deep in the back line, with the support of full-backs Diogo Dalot and Terrell Malacia, and Christian Eriksen stood alongside Scott McTominay in the midfield. The stadium, while Anthony, Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho moved behind striker Marcus Rashford.
On the other hand, Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta resorted to the same method of play 4-2-3-1, where the back line was from Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Albert Sambi Lukonga stood alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the field, while he moved Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli, behind outspoken striker Gabriel Jesus.
The first dangerous opportunity in the meeting came in the eighth minute, when Dalot cooperated with Anthony, before sending a cross that reached Eriksen, who shot it into the side net from outside.
Arsenal responded a minute later, when a free kick made a darbka in the United area, reaching the ball to Saliba, who shot it over the crossbar.
Martinelli scored a goal for Arsenal in the 11th minute, but the referee canceled it after reviewing the video technology, because there was a violation against Arsenal when the ball was seized in the middle of the field.
Saka sent a cross, which Jesus followed over the United goal in the 19th minute, and Anthony fired a long-range shot that missed Arsenal’s goal in the 21st minute.
A set of perfect passes for Arsenal resulted in the ball reaching Martinelli, who tried to surprise goalkeeper David de Gea with a ball from a dead angle, but the Spaniard pushed the ball away with his foot in the 30th minute.
De Gea returned again to save Martinelli’s header attempt in the 32nd minute, before United opened the scoring in the 35th minute, from a counter-attack, after which the ball reached Rashford, who passed a smart ball to Atononi, and the Brazilian wing hit the ball from one touch with his left, out of reach of the goalkeeper. Aaron Ramsdale to score.
Saka picked up the rebounding ball from a free kick, to hit it and bounce back from the defense, before it slipped easily into the hands of De Gea in the 37th minute, and a new shot from Saka did not pose any danger to the United goal in the 44th minute.
Arsenal missed a dangerous opportunity to equalize in the 52nd minute, when Saka’s ambitious shot went past the left post, and 3 minutes later, a new cross was rebounded by Saka, from the goal post.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo entered the United squad instead of Anthony, but Arsenal equalized in the 60th minute, when Dalot cut the ball inside his team’s penalty area, in front of the motivated Jesus, to follow Saka directly into the almost empty goal.
But United quickly regained their lead in the 66th minute, when Fernandes passed a distinctive through ball, after which Rashford was alone with the goalkeeper, before putting the ball into the net.
Fred participated in the United squad instead of Sancho, and a wrong pass from Ramsdale after pressure from Ronaldo, led to the ball reaching Fernandes, who prevented the goalkeeper from his close attempt in the 69th minute.
Jesus was unable to take advantage of a cross towards the far post, so his attempt went wide in the 71st minute, before Arteta involved Emil Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah instead of Odegaard, Lukunga and Zinchenko.
Rashford scored his second and third personal goal for his team in the meeting in the 75th minute, following a counter-attack, after which he received a ball on a golden plate from Eriksen, to put it in the empty net.
Casemiro and Harry Maguire replaced Rashford and Martinez, Manchester United tightened its defense in front of Arsenal’s attack, and substitute Vieira shot over the goal in the 86th minute.
The minutes passed without a real danger to the two goals, and the match ended with a valuable victory for United.