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Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: Scott McTominay thunderbolt opens scoring

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Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: Scott McTominay thunderbolt opens scoring

Shortly after David De Gea’s double save denied Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Matteo Guendouzi, Scott McTominay’s superb 45th-minute shot from the edge of the area gave Man Utd the lead.

Arsenal equalized on 58 minutes when Aubameyang dinked the ball over De Gea after Saka’s pass. He was initially deemed offside but the decision was overturned by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s seventh Premier League goal of the season earned Arsenal a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Saka’s close-range shot was deflected over by Victor Lindelof shortly after, before Paul Pogba’s curling shot fizzed narrowly wide and Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time free-kick was pushed out by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Man Utd drops down to 10th with nine points and Arsenal remains in fourth with 12 points.

Match Event As It Happens

10′ Yellow Card! Chambers pulls back James on the charge and goes into the book.

27′ Yellow Card! Rashford closes down David Luiz in the possession and then chases down the loose ball. Sokratis is there first and gets caught by the striker’s sliding challenge. Not the best tackle and he gets a booking.

29′ Save! Pereira wins the ball in the middle of the park and charges towards the goal. He uses skill to weave his way past David Luiz before firing at goal, but Leno gets down well to save his left-footed strike.

31′ Over! Aubameyang makes a probing run to the edge of the box before he gets stopped McTominay. Saka gathers the loose ball and tees up Pepe for a strike on his left foot, but he can only direct his attempt over the bar.

32′ Yellow Card! Pereira brings down Guendouzi on the charge and goes into the book. United are losing their discipline.

35′ Save! Saka probes down the left flank and he lifts a cross to the back post. Pepe takes it out of the air before shooting through a crowd of United defenders. The strike is low towards the right bottom corner, but De Gea gets down to make the stop.

41′ Yellow Card! Guendouzi beats Young and then is clattered by the full-back. The United skipper goes into the book.

44′ Save! Lindelof misses an interception at the back and Saka is through on goal. He goes for a low strike towards the right bottom corner, but De Gea gets down to make the stop. Guendouzi goes for the rebound, but De Gea gets across to the post to push it wide.

45′ GOAAAAL!!!!! Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal (Scott McTominay) Manchester United break the deadlock on the counter. James leads the break out from the back and races the length of the field. He fires a low ball across the face of goal that evades Rashford. However, the forward collects and works it back McTominay. The Scot pulls the trigger on a right-footed effort that soars into the top left corner with the aid of a deflection. United needed that.

45′ Half Time! Scott McTominay’s strike has handed Manchester United a vital lead at the break over Arsenal at Old Trafford. The two sides were awful for the majority of the opening period, lacking quality all over the pitch. However, space began to open up towards the end of the half as Bukayo Saka and Matteo Guendouzi were denied by David de Gea before the Red Devils sprung on the counter. Daniel James was the spark as his low cross evaded Marcus Rashford at first, but the forward recycled possession to pick out McTominay. The Scotland international launched a strike that found the top left corner leaving Bernd Leno with no chance. It was not deserved, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men will take it.

52′ Chance! Torreira spurns an opening to get Arsenal back into the game. Aubameyang finds space on the right flank and he sends a low cross into the box. Torreira is unmarked in the area, but hescuffs his attempt on the half-volley and allows De Gea to gather.

55′ Substitution! Ceballos comes on to the pitch to replace Torreira.

58′ GOAAAAL!!!! Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal (Aubameyang) The linesman sees his decision overturned by VAR. Tuanzebe loses possession in the final third and Saka releases Aubameyang in the right inside channel. He carries the ball into the middle of the box before lifting his effort over De Gea into the net. The official believed that the Gaboense was beyond the last man, but Maguire played him onside. It’s level at Old Trafford.

60′ Blocked! Arsenal opens up United down the right flank and Chambers fires a low ball into the middle. Saka pounces in the middle, but he sees his goalbound effort diverted over the top by Maguire.

64′ Close! Pogba is inches away from restoring United’s lead. Pereira’s strike on the edge of the box is diverted into the Frenchman’s path. He lines a curling effort on his right foot, but it just drifts wide of the right-hand post.

68′ Yellow Card! Lingard dives in on Guendouzi on the edge of the box as the midfielder tries to play himself out of trouble. The referee awards the foul and books the United midfielder.

70′ Chance Miss! McTominay should double his tally for the evening, but he heads over from point-blank range. Young lifts a dangerous cross to the back post and the Scot comes in unmarked with a free header, only to plant his effort over the bar.

73′ Save! Maguires almost launches a rocket into the top right corner, but Leno gets across to push it past the post. Pepe gave away possession for the visitors and was almost punished.

74′ Substitution! Ole made double changes as Jesse Lingard is withdrawn for Fred and Greenwood is on for the final third to replace Pereira.

Arsenal’s manager also sub-Pepe’s difficult night as Nelson enters the action.

77′ Yellow Card! Xhaka brings down Greenwood with a hard challenge and goes into the book.

80′ Substitution! Saka is withdrawn after a promising performance for Willock.

90+1′ Save! Rashford goes for goal and he bends his effort around the wall, but Leno is there to push it away with a strong hand. Greenwood has the opening on the rebound, only to scuff his attempt.

90+2′ Chance! Willock makes a charging run into the United box before offloading to Nelson. He goes for the strike first time on his left foot, but it’s tame and De Gea gathers with ease.

90+5′ End Of Match! The contest between Manchester United and Arsenal ends all square as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half strike canceled out Scott McTominay’s fine effort at Old Trafford.

What Next For Manchester United?

Manchester United will continue there campaign in the UEFA Europa League as they travel down to Cars Jeans Stadion, Den Haag to lock horns with AZ Alkmaar on Thursday, Oct 3 at 5.55 PM (WAT).

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