Arsenal 1 Manchester U 2

Wayne Rooney

Ar­senal 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Emir­ates Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Nov­ember 22, 2014. Man­chester Uni­ted gain­ed their fir­st away win of the 2014-15 sea­son as they be­at Ar­senal 2-1 at the Emir­ates. All in all, it was a fully de­served vic­tory for Uni­ted, who now fou­nd them­selves fourth in the Pre­miership ta­ble, thir­teen points be­hind lead­ers Chelsea.

Bo­th Ar­senal and Man­chester Uni­ted had plenty of de­cent scor­ing op­por­tun­it­ies dur­ing the fir­st pe­riod of the mat­ch, but no­ne of the te­ams ma­naged to find the back of net be­fore the ha­lf time break. Louis van Gaal´s troops fi­nally broke the de­fens­ive dead­lock when a dan­ger­ous low cross ball from rock­et-heeled wing back An­tonio Va­lencia de­flec­ted off Eng­land in­ter­na­tion­al Kier­an Gibbs and in­to the Ar­senal goal el­ev­en min­utes af­ter the re­sump­tion. As the sec­ond pe­riod pro­ceeded, Man­chester Uni­ted doubled their ad­vant­age as the in­form Way­ne Roo­ney latched on to a clev­er ball from mid­field or­ches­trat­or  An­gel Di Mar­ia and be­at Ar­senal and Po­land net­mind­er Wo­j­ciech Szczesny to make the sco­reline 2-0 in fa­vour of the vis­it­ors in the 85th min­ute of the clash. And al­though Ar­sene Wenger´s Ar­senal re­duced the de­fi­cit dur­ing stop­page time cour­tesy of a goal from pro­lif­ic marks­man Olivi­er Giroud, it was too late for the North Lon­doners. Ar­senal Te­am: Wo­j­ciech Szczesny, Nacho Mon­real, Per Merte­sack­er, Calum Cham­bers, Kier­an Gibbs, Mikel Ar­teta, Al­ex­an­der Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain, Aar­on Ram­sey, Jack Wil­shere, Alex­is San­chez, Dan­ny Wel­beck. Sub­stitutes: Hec­tor Beller­in, Math­ieu Flamini, To­mas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, Olivi­er Giroud, Lu­kas Podol­ski, Emili­ano Mar­tinez. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Pad­dy McNair, Chris Small­ing, Tyler Black­ett, An­tonio Va­lencia, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Mi­chael Car­rick, Lu­ke Shaw, Way­ne Roo­ney, Robin van Per­sie, An­gel Di Mar­ia. Sub­stitutes: Ash­ley Young, An­der Her­rera, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Ad­nan Januzaj, Ju­an Ma­ta, Ja­mes Wil­son, An­ders Lindegaard.


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