Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United highlights, Premier League: Nketiah brace helps Gunners win five-goal thriller and go five points clear on top

ARS vs MUN: Highlights of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London, England.

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates.

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates. | Photo Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

ARS vs MUN: Highlights of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London, England.

Read Sportstar’s highlights of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London, England.

FULL-TIME!!

ARSENAL HAS DONE IT!! Mikel Arteta’s men win a five-goal thriller (3-2) against Manchester United and re-establishes its five-point lead at the top of the table.

90+3’

Arsenal sub: IN- Holding OUT- Odegaard

90+2’

Manchester United sub: IN- Garnacho OUT- Varane

90’

GOAAAALLLLL!! ARSENAL SCORES IN THE DYING STAGES OF THE MATCH!! NKETIAH WITH HIS SECOND GOAL!! There is a lenghty VAR check but the goal is given. Zinchenko gets down the left and his cross is turned towards goal by Odegaard and Nketiah is there to put the ball inside the net.

88’

Wan-Bissaka stops Saka in his tracks as the latter was planning to launch a counter-attack. The referee gives the foul but keeps his cards in his pockets. Arsenal players are not happy with the decision.

87’

Eriksen shoots at goal but it takes a deflection and goes out for a United corner. United gets an attacking set-piece after a long time.

84’

Big save: Eddie Nketiah catches a thunderous shot from close range but De Gea is lightning fast with reflexes to palm the ball away. It can turn out to be a huge save given the circumstances.

83’

Booking: Luke Shaw with a late challenge on Saka and he is finally shown a yellow card. Saka has kept Shaw busy on the left side.

82’

Arsenal sub: IN- Trossard OUT- Martinelli. Trossard makes first Arsenal appearance.

80’

Arsenal with a good spell of pressure and Manchester United cannot get out of its half.

78’

Bruno almost finds Rashford with a brilliant through ball. Rashford tries to control the ball but takes a tumble. There are a few penalty shouts but the referee waves play on.

75’

Nketiah takes the ball from Shaw and looks to make a run at goal. However, referee blows the whistle for a foul.

72’

Martinelli with almost a clear shot at goal from close range but Varane makes a last-stitch clearance to send the ball away for momentary safety.

71’

Manchester United sub: IN- Fred OUT- Antony

70’

Saka is given time on the ball, which allows him to cut in and shoot at the far-post again. He almost scores his second as the ball hits the post and goes out for a United goalkick.

66’

Manchester United almost conceded a third. The United backline could not clear the ball and it fell to Odegaard. He takes a venomous shot but it was blocked just in time.

62’

It is end to end right now with both teams relying on counter attacks. It is anybody’s match at this moment.

59’

GOOOALLLL!!! MANCHESTER UNITED EQUALISES!! MARTINEZ SCORES HIS FIRST UNITED GOAL!! The goal comes from a United corner. Ramsdale cannot hold on to Eriksen’s ball inside the box. The ball falls to Martinez who loops it inside the net with a diving header.

56’

Save: Rashford did well to smother a shot from a tight angle and between bodies. However, Ramsdale shows great reflexes to make the save.

53’

GOOOALLLL!! ARSENAL TAKES THE LEAD!! SAKA SCORES!! Saka takes a left-footed strike from about 25 yards out from the edge of the United box. The ball travels between a couple of bodies and ends up in the bottom-left corner.

52’

Odegaard makes a brilliant run and threads an even better pass for Xhaka. However, before he could take a shot Lisando Martinez makes a good challenge to send the ball out for a corner.

50’

Penalty shout- Martinelli cuts in and gets inside the United box. He collides with Martinez and goes down. There was a strong shout for a penalty but Anthony Taylor waves play on.

48’

Antony looked clear to make a darting run from the right but Partey shows incredible acceleration to catch up and send the ball out for a corner.

47’

Booking: Antony sees a yellow card early in the second-half for his tackle on Zinchenko.

46’

Arsenal sub: IN- Tomiyasu OUT- White

HALF-TIME!!

Arsenal and Manchester United are level 1-1 courtesy of goals by Eddie Nketiah and Marcus Rashford.

45+2’

A melee inside the box ends with a shot at the United goal but De Gea does well to keep the ball in play.

45+1’

Zinchenko shoots first-time from Martinelli’s pass but the effort is nowhere near the goal. It looked like Nketiah could direct the shot towards goal but could not reach the ball.

45’

Two added minutes at the end of the first-half!!

41’

Antony tries to pick Weghorst with a cross but cannot find the Dutch. It was an easy ball to deal with for the Arsenal defence.

38’

Manchester United with a chance to counter-attack. Antony tries to find Rashford with a through ball but overhits it as the Englishman cannot get to the ball.

34’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is shown a yellow card for protesting against the referee’s decision. Shaw brought down Saka but Taylor just gave a foul and not a yellow, which invited a reaction from the Arsenal boss.

32’

A good spell of Arsenal pressure ends with Odegaard attempting a shot on target but putting it wide. In terms of attacking play, the Gunners have been significantly better than the Red Devils.

28’

Antony squares the ball to Mctominay who opens his foot and takes a first-time shot. It is a good effort that forces a save from Ramsdale.

24’

GOOOALLLL!! ARSENAL EQUALISES!! NKETIAH WITH THE GOAL! Xhaka delivers an exquisite cross inside the United box and Nketiah is there at the back post to head the ball inside the net.

22’

Martinelli with a brilliant chance to score a goal. Saka fids the Brazilian with a low corner. Martinelli takes a first-time shot but misses the target.

19’

Booking: Ben White of Arsenal becomes the first player to see a yellow card in the match.

17’

GOOALLLLL!!! MANCHESTER UNITED TAKES THE LEAD!! RASHFORD SCORES!! Rashford did brilliantly to nutmeg Partey. He cuts inside and dispatches a thunderous low shot, that finds the bottom corner of the net. Ramsdale dived for the ball but could not reach it.

15’

Saka delivers a cross inside the box. Wan-Bissaka, who wasn’t under any pressure, takes a wayward touch, sending the ball out for a corner. That touch could have ended up anywhere.

13’

Antony carries the ball a long way down the right flank. He tries to get the better of his marker Gabriel by cutting to his favourite left foot but loses possession. He goes down and wants a foul but the referee ignores it.

11’

Odegaard with time and space on the ball after United lost the ball in a dangerous position. However, he delays his shot and is closed down quickly.

9’

Martinelli cuts in and goes for the top corner with a curling effort. However, he cannot keep his shot down and the ball goes out for a United goalkick.

6’

Bruno Fernandes goes down inside the box after vying for the ball along with Arsenal keeper Ramsdale. Fernandes wants a penalty but the referee thinks otherwise. VAr had a look and upheld Anthony Taylor’s decision.

5’

Odegaard thought he will start a counter-attack after dispossessing Eriksen but the referee blows the whistle for a foul.

3’

Arsenal has already created a couple of attacking opportunities. The Gunners are off to a very good start at their home stadium. Man United is on the backfoot.

2’

Odegaard had a sight at goal. He shoots at goal but cannot get a clear connection.

1’

Wan-Bissaka’s blocks Martinelli’s attempted cross and Arsenal have a corner in the first minute.

KICK-OFF!!

The Arsenal and Manchester United Premier League match kicks-off at the Emirates Stadium in London.

10 minutes to kick-off!!

Lisandro Martinez of Manchester United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2023, in London, England.

Lisandro Martinez of Manchester United warms up prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2023, in London, England. | Photo Credit: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

STAT-ATTACK

  • ⦿ Arsenal has won five of its last seven Premier League home games against Manchester United, winning 3-1 at the Emirates last season.
  • ⦿ Manchester United is looking to complete its second league double over Arsenal since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, doing so since then only in 2017-18 under Jose Mourinho.
  • ⦿ This is just the third time Arsenal is hosting Manchester United in a Premier League match while at the top of the table, with the previous two meetings ending in a draw - 1-1 in March 2004 and 2-2 in November 2007.
Head-to-head record
Played: 237
Arsenal wins: 86
Manchester United wins: 98
Draws: 53
Arsenal vs Manchester United confirmed starting lineups!!
Arsenal: Ramsdale (GK), White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah
Manchester United: De Gea (GK), Martinez, Fernandes, Rashford, Eriksen, Varane, Antony, Shaw, Weghorst, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay

Match Preview

The idea of Arsenal and Manchester United  go head-to-head for the Premier League title feels like a throwback to a bygone era many younger fans will never have known.

The same goes for some players.

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka was only 2 years old when Arsene Wenger’s “Invincibles” won the London club’s last title in 2004. He was 11 when United last won in 2013.

Both teams, however, head into Sunday’s match at Emirates Stadium knowing victory would be a significant boost to their respective title ambitions at the expense of the other — even if doubts remain over their credentials to break Manchester City’s dominance.

Arsenal continues to confound pre-season predictions by leading the way at the top of the standings, with last week’s north London derby win over Tottenham the latest evidence that the team coached by Mikel Arteta is a genuine contender.

While United’s momentum took a blow on Wednesday when conceding a stoppage-time equalizer against Crystal Palace, victory against City last week was another sign of the ongoing improvement under manager Erik ten Hag.

United has lost only one game in its last 20 in all competitions, winning 16 on that run.

The form of both teams sets up a highly-anticipated match, brining to mind the famous battles of the past when the two teams consistently competed against each other for the title in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Arsenal vs Manchester United Predicted XI
Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale (GK); White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Manchester United Predicted XI: De Gea (GK); Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst

A win for Arsenal would potentially put an end to talk of United seriously challenging at the top this season by extending the gap between the clubs to 11 points. United, however, is the only team to have beaten Arsenal in the league this season and has the motivation of moving within five points of the leaders if it can repeat that feat.

If the meeting between Arsenal and United is an unexpected title showdown, then the context of Liverpool’s game against Chelsea on Saturday is also unexpected.

Liverpool has gone from challenging for an unprecedented quadruple last season to mid-table mediocrity. The Champions League finalists from last season are in ninth place, one spot above Chelsea on goal difference.

Back-to-back losses in the league against Brentford and Brighton have typified Liverpool’s erratic form as the team led by Jurgen Klopp looks to be in danger of missing out on the top four.

Victory against Wolverhampton in the FA Cup lifted the mood at the Merseyside club, but it needs to put a run together in the league to challenge for Champions League qualification.

Chelsea’s top-four hopes are also in jeopardy after a season of upheaval under new owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Champions League-winning manager Thomas Tuchel was fired in September, and pressure is mounting on replacement Graham Potter after seven losses in the last 11 games.

Last week’s win over Palace was much-needed, but another loss at Anfield would raise fresh questions about the former Brighton manager’s ability to take on such a high profile job.

West Ham’s game against Everton on Saturday is a clash between two teams who are sinking fast. Both are in the relegation zone after miserable runs, with West Ham winning one of its last eight games in all competitions and Everton winning one of its last 13 and winless in nine.

To add spice to that contest, West Ham manager David Moyes was formerly in charge at Everton before leaving to take over at Manchester United in 2013. Everton manager Frank Lampard began his playing career at West Ham.

Leicester’s form has also plummeted since the holidays and sits two points above the relegation zone heading into its game against Brighton on Saturday.

Four straight league losses have undone the revival overseen by manager Brendan Rodgers after a poor start to the season saw it fail to win a game until October.

-AP

Where to watch the Arsenal vs Manchester United match?
The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network from 10;00 PM IST on Sunday, January 212 The match can also be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar App and Website.
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