Premier League, As it happened: Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 58th minute goal helped Arsenal draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE blog where we update you with the latest updates of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford.

 

FULL-TIME: Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

After a cagey first half hour, the game sprung into life in a rain-struck evening at Old Trafford with Scott McTominay's stunning goal at the stroke of half-time. Arsenal's started the second period firing on cylinders and found the equaliser through Pierre-Emerick's Aubameyang's 58th minute goal which will lead to much discussion in days to follow. The electrifying pace of the second-half meant the match could go either way but both the teams settled for a draw at the end. Manchester United moves above Burnley to the tenth with this result, while Arsenal moves to the fourth behind Leicester City with 12 points.

90+4' Arsenal wins a free kick in a dangerous position in the dying minutes of the game. Nelson stands over it but his delivery finds a United shirt and the referee blows the whistle.

90+3' Aubameyang unlocks the United defence with a run on the left flank and lays it for Nelson. However, his tame shot is too easy for De Gea who makes a comfortable save.

90+1' Superb save by Leno! United wins a corner just outside the box and Rashford and Fred stand over it. Rashford bends the ball at the far corner but Leno gets a big palm to parry it away.

89' A flurry of blocks put in by the Arsenal players prevent United from getting a shot on the goal. McTominay unleashes another stinging drive from outside the box but is blocked by Guendouzi.

87' Young tries to find James on the left flank but Luiz intercepts the cross to clear it away to safety.

85' Arsenal wins a corner off which Nelson finds Chambers at the near post. However, the ball comes off the full-back's thigh and is headed away for another corner by Lindelof. The second corner, though, is poor from Nelson which is straight at Young.

84' United is in a stronger position now. The host is incisive going forwards and has plugged the holes in the midfield with the introduction of Fred.

82' Pogba curls a cross towards the near post as Rashford leaps high in to the air to meet it. However, Leno is first to the ball and gathers the spill over quickly.

79' Emery replaces Saka with Joe Willock.

75' The defences have spread out, Solskjaer makes a double change as he sends in Fred and Mason Greenwood to replace Lingard and Pereira respectively. Emery introduces Reiss Nelson Pepe whose performance has been patchy at best.

74' Maguire! James goes on a run down the flank which reaches Maguire who unleashes a venomous strike from the edge of the penalty area. Leno matches up to his counterpart and makes a superb save to parry it away for a corner.

72' Granit Xhaka is shown a yellow card for a petulant foul on Daniel James. Young stands over the free-kick and finds Maguire at the far post. The former Leicester man tries a cut-back which finds David Luiz who hacks it away to safety.

69' The referee awards a corner to Arsenal after the ball goes out of the play off Lingard's knee. Young's delivery is pin-points and McTominary attacks the ball with full power but the misses the crossbar by a fraction. That should've been United's second goal.

68' Lingard lunges at the ball trying to win the ball on the edge of the box and brings down Guendouzi. Kevin Friend whips out the yellow card immediately.

64' Pogba! Oh my word, that was just inches wide off the post. Pereira's shot from outside the box ricochets off David Luiz and falls for Pogba who tries to curls the ball the far post which narrowly misses the post. The game has burst into life since the first goal and Old Trafford is on the edge.

59' Another chance goes begging for Arsenal as De Gea finds himself at the mercy of. However the Swiss international's stinging shot takes a deflection off Lindelof and flies over the bar. The away fans have found their voice as Unai Emery looks pumped on the sidelines.

58' ARSENAL GETS THE EQUALISER THROUGH VAR!  A shocking mistake by Tuanzebe gifts away the ball to Saka who puts Aubameyang through to the goal. The striker is not sure if he was offside but the referee consults VAR and the goal is given.

56' United breaks away quickly after Arsenal creates a couple of half chances. Pereira goes on a marauding run on the right and crosses at the far post with both Rashford and Lingard making runs behind the Arsenal defence. However, Luiz gets low to head it away safety.

54' United pin Arsenal inside its own box by winning a corner. United go up at once as Pereira's cut back hits Kolasinac on the shoulder but the referee says no penalty.

52' Chance! Arsenal's finishing has been mediocre at best. Aubameyang creates space in the centre and finds Torreira in the middle who goes for an acrobatic effort but messes it up in the process.

51' Arsenal bosses the possession but is caught out in the middle and Pogba tries to put Rashford. However, Sokratis reads the ball and cuts the pass before it reach Rashford.

49' Arsenal work a short corner as Pepe crosses towards the far post. However, the United defence is on high alert to clear the danger.

HALF-TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

Both the teams were locked in a midfield battle early in the game, as the attackers failed to find any rhythm going forward. But the game heated up after a couple yellow cards as both the defences opened up. However, the host proved took the initiative and broke the deadlock through Scott McTominay stunning strike at the stroke of half-time.

45' GOAL UNITED! This game was gathering steam and a goal was always on the cards, but there was no indication at which end it would happen. United breaks away from a corner and Rashford's pass to Pogba lands at McTominay's feet. The United midfielder turns around and finds the net from outside the box as Leno remains rooted to the ground.

41' Chance! Pogba hauls Guendouzi off the ball in the midfield and puts Rashford through to the goal. The England striker makes the run but fails to pull the trigger as Chambers puts in a vital block.

38' Pepe and McTominay run into each other near the midfield as both sets of players demand a yellow card. Kevin Friend awards a free-kick to the host.

36' Chance! Aubameyang finds Pepe in space at the near post and lays in an excellent cross. However, the winger drags his shot wide off the post.

35' Rashford finds McTominay near the edge of the box who passes it to Pogba. However, the Frenchman hits a stray pass straight to Sokratis as Arsenal breaks away but Guendouzi's pass is too far for Aubemeyang to chase on the left flank.

32' Pereira catches Guendouzi with a sliding tackle and goes into the referee's book. McTominay brings down Pepe during the move but is lucky to escape without a warning.

29' Excellent run by Pereira! The midfielder receives the ball near the centre and dances past a flummoxed David Luiz and Guendouzi. Leno makes a superb save to his left and pounces on the spill-over. It is the first meaningful chance of the match so far.

27' The game is starting to heat up with tackles flying all over the pitch. Rashford goes for a studs-on challenge on Sokratis near the baseline and brings down the Greek defender. He is rightly shown a yellow card.

24' Arsenal wins a free kick as Nicholas Pepe stands over the set-piece. The Frenchman's has the swerve but lacks accuracy as the ball soars safely over the crossbar.

20' Arsenal gets some crossing practice. Guendouzi's cross to Chambers at the far post is converted into another cross from the full-back towards the near post. Guendouzi hits another cross from the other end which goes nowhere.

19' Young plays a cheeky backheel Pereiera but Arsenal tries regains possession and tries to hit United on the counter. However, the visitor is unable to find that killer pass.

16' Young goes on a run down the right flank but Kolasinac is in place to win back the ball. United tries an alternate route through James but Chambers is upto the task this time as he wins a goal kick for Arsenal.

13' McTominay tries to find Lingard with a long ball but there is too much power behind his cross. Kolasinac goes on an overlapping run and threads a pass which slices open the United defence. However, Aubameyang did not time his run and De Gea mops up the loose ball.

10' Calum Chambers goes into the referee's book for bringing down James on the left wing. The Gunners' defence looks nervous in these opening exchanges. Rashford wins a tussle on the right with Kolsinac but is unable to create a meaningful chance.

9' Daniel James goes on a menacing run on the left and gets the better of Calum Chambers. He pulls the trigger but Luiz makes a sliding tackle which bounces off Chambers for a United corner. However, nothing substantial comes out of it.

7' Saka switches play from the left to Pepe who tries to cross at the near post, but his delivery is straight down De Gea's throat.

4' Young once again hits a diagonal ball towards Rashford but Luiz is in place to head it away. Lingard's foul on Xhaka leads to a free-kick in the middle which is whipped towards the far post by the midfielder. Tuanzebe heads it away for a corner but the set-piece is weak from the Gunners and easily dealt by the United defence.

1' United with the first attack! Young finds Rashford in space on the right and skids in a pass from the centre. The striker tries to look for Lingard in the centre but Xhaka hacks it away to safety.

Here we go!

Both sets of players emerge out of the tunnel to the rain-soaked pitch.

A look at the league standings

Neither Emery and Solsjkaer would want to have second look at the Premier League where both the teams are not where they are expected to be. The home is under more pressure after the 2-0 defeated to Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham United. A defeat today will keep the Red Devils in the 11th place. A win will see Arsenal gain four places to fourth in the table.

 

Today's match is Paul Pogba's 100th Premier League appearance. The France midfielder has scored 24 goals and created 25 more for the Red Devils since arriving from Juventus in 2016.

The line-ups are out.

Paul Pogba is back in the Red Devils starting XI, while Jesse Lingard also starts with Axel Tuanzebe replaces Aaron Wan-Bissaka at left-back.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK); Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; McTominay, Pogba; Lingard, Pereira, Daniel James; Rashford

 

Arsenal boss Unai Emery brings in Calum Chambers and Lucas Torreira for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Dani Ceballos.

Arsenal (4-3-3): Leno (GK); Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pepe, Aubameyang, Saka