Manchester U 3 Arsenal 2
Manchester United 3 Arsenal 2, Old Trafford, English Premier League, February 28, 2016. Manchester United became the first club to win 50 top-flight home games against Arsenal as they overcame The Gunners by 3-2 at their Old Trafford ground. Manchester born marksman Marcus Rashford found the back of the net twice for United in the first half before Ander Herrera scored a third goal for the home team five minutes past the hour mark.
Louis van Gaal´s side had lost their previous Premier League match 2-1 against relegation candidates Sunderland at The Stadium of Light and desperately needed a win to keep up with the pace setters. To the utter relief of Van Gaal, Marcus Rashford handed United a 1-0 lead as he hammered an unstoppable shot from inside the area past Arsenal net custodian Petr Cech and into the goal in the 29th minute of the tussle. And the young forward scored his second goal of the day just three minutes later when he headed home a fine cross ball from Jesse Lingard. Former Manchester United player Danny Welbeck reduced the deficit for Arsenal five minutes ahead of the break, only for Ander Herrera to make it 3-1 to the hosts as he converted a cut-back from Rashford with a fierce finish in the 65th minute of the Sunday game. A goal from Mesut Ozil after 69 minutes gave the North Londoners some renewed hope, but United kept the visitors at bay to secure a 3-2 home victory. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Marcos Rojo, Guillermo Varela, Daley Blind, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Memphis Depay, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford. Substitutes: Paddy McNair, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Andreas Pereira, Adnan Januzaj, Joe Riley, James Weir, Sergio Romero. Arsenal Team: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck. Substitutes: Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi, Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud, David Ospina.