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Nor the pressure that accentuates the Manchester City, that moments before overwhelmed Wolverhampton, not even the stress of a permanent stay in the lead loosens the drive and faith of Arsenal who straightened out their game at the Emirates (3-2) with a brace from Eddie Nketiah, unbalancing in the final stretch , which ruled United out of the title race.
It was the leader who tied a vibrant match between two ambitious teams, in an ascending line, who took the pulse to the extreme and which was only defined at the last minute, thanks to the opportunism of the young Englishman Nketiah in the middle of a massive attack by the London team, more powerful in the final stretch.
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It was Eddie Nketiah the main headache of Manchester United. If someone claimed leadership and continually approached the goal, it was the English attacker who had more than one occasion, apart from goals, to extend his income. Even so, he took the honors in a duel that began with dominance and the visitor’s advantage.
Marcus Rashford, the fittest guy in Erik Ten Haag’s team, opened the scoring. A bit of a house brand. Luke Shaw snatched the ball from the Swiss Granit Xhaka and sent it to Bruno FernandeI know you saw Rashford. He faced the attacker, got rid of Thomas Partey and fired a shot from outside the box past Aaron Ramsdale.
The ninth goal of the season Rashford put the visitors ahead after seventeen minutes although it took Arsenal seven to equalize. Before, Gabriel Martinelli already threatened with a shot at a corner.
But the tie was at minute 24, in a cross from Xhaka that headed into the net Nketiah to achieve the tie. Then Ramsdale appeared to prevent a goal from Scott McTominay on the half hour mark.
The staging of the second part was a declaration of intent by the set of Mikel Arteta. This was reflected with the goal by Bukayo Saka who received the ball from the Japanese Takehiro Tomiyasu and, from the apex, launched a powerful shot, accurate, low, hitting the post, which surpassed David De Gea and put the Gunners ahead.
had traced the Arsenal but it did not affect the blow to United that went for the tie. It came from a corner kick that Ramsdale did not clear well. The ball reached the Argentine Lisandro Martínez who, with a header, sent it into the back of the goal.
Arsenal were able to score through Nketiah at minute 65 and Bukayo Saka hit the post at minute 70. Eddie Nketiah did not slow down, nor did his threat. De Gea had to intervene to prevent another goal from the striker who came in minute 90, in a massive attack and with conviction from the locals. a center of Oleksandr Zinchenko into the area, a bad shot from Martin Odegaard that was picked up by Nketiah who, with a spur and only against De Gea, scored to unbalance the duel.
Arsenal maintains the income of five points over the Manchester City who beat Wolverhampton. Manchester falls to fourth place, surpassed by Newcastle, already eleven behind the leader.
3 – Arsenal: Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White (Takehiro Tomiyasu, m.46), William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Thomas Partey, Granite Heir, Martin Odegaard (Rob Holding, m.93); Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli (Leandro Trossard, 82) and Edward Nketiah.
2 – Manchester United: David De Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane (Alexander Grenache, m.93), Lysandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Christian Eriksen, Scott McTominay; Antony (Fred, m.71), Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; and Wout Weghorst.
goals: 0-1, m.17: Marcus Rashford. 1-1, m.24: Eddie Nketiah; 2-1, m.53: Bukayo Saka; 2-2, m.59: Lisandro Martínez; 3-2, m.90: Eddie Nketiah.
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