English Premier League leaders Arsenal retained control of the Premier League title race after Eddie Nketiah scored two goals in their clash against Manchester United. The English attacker scored a 90th-minute winner to give his team a dramatic victory over the Red Devils in a thriller at Emirates Stadium.
Nketiah Scores Brace in Arsenal’s 3-2 Win Over Manchester United
Manchester City’s earlier win over Wolverhampton Wanderers applied pressure on the Gunners but they responded with character and quality, even after going behind, to secure a five-point advantage at the top with a game in hand.
Manchester United’s striker Marcus Rashford fired home a superb right-foot strike from 25 yards to give them a 17th-minute lead. Arsenal responded almost immediately when Granit Xhaka’s cross created a heading opportunity for Nketiah, who got in ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka at the far post.
Another Englishman Bukayo Saka scored the second to put Arsenal in front eight minutes after the break but their advantage lasted for only six minutes, as Argentine and Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez headed in his first goal for the club after keeper Aaron Ramsdale dropped a corner.
Arsenal looked the more likely winners in the closing stages, with Saka hitting the post and Nketiah denied by David de Gea’s outstanding save. The pressure paid off in the closing moments when Nketiah a striker who is doing an outstanding job filling in for injured Gabriel Jesus – turned in from close range to spark wild scenes of celebration at Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United have now dropped to the fourth place position level on points with Newcastle United who are now in the third place position.