Arsenal 1 Manchester U 2
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.