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Manchester United 2 - 2 Arsenal
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Game Report

Highlights

Manchester United came from behind twice to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford. David De Gea's error allowed Shkodran Mustafi to claim the opening goal but Anthony Martial quickly cancelled it out with a controversial equaliser. The Gunners reclaimed the lead with another strange goal as Alexandre Lacazette's effort went in off Marcos Rojo but once again, United hit back straight away through Jesse Lingard.

Detail

Jose Mourinho sprung a surprise with his starting line-up as both Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were left on the bench but he would have been pleased with the way his side started the game. There was plenty of early energy and endeavour from Manchester United but quality in the final third was lacking.

Arsenal were involved in a thrilling North London derby at the weekend so it was perhaps more understandable that they were slow out of the traps but they managed to get their noses in front with a slightly bizarre goal. Mustafi got his head onto Lucas Torreira's corner but De Gea should have dealt with it comfortably - instead he pushed it up into the air and over the goal-line, with technology confirming it had crossed before Ander Herrera's clearance.

The visitors were grateful for technology on Mustafi's goal but they could have really used it just a few minutes later. Herrera was offside as Rojo struck a free-kick which Bernd Leno parried but the Spaniard retrieved the ball and set up Martial to equalise. The goal wouldn't have stood if VAR was in place in the Premier League.

Both goals were of a scrappy nature which pretty much summed up how the game went overall. There were plenty of niggling fouls and Arsenal were forced into two changes before the second half had even got under way. Rob Holding and Aaron Ramsey went off injured, with Stephan Lichtsteiner and Henrikh Mkhitaryan replacing them.

Unai Emery made a third change which was tactical this time and it proved to make the difference. Substitutes combined as Lacazette exchanged passes with Mkhitaryan and Rojo inadvertently helped the ball into the net as he tried to tackle the French striker.

Once again, Manchester United were able to hit back straight away but it was a bit of a gift from the visitors. A poor touch in defence from Saed Kolasinac allowed Lingard to nip in and make it 2-2.

Back came Arsenal in the closing stages and they looked the more likely side to win it. Kolasinac almost made amends for his error with a couple of great runs down the left and he teed up a glorious chance for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was denied at point-blank range by De Gea. Mkhitaryan also wasted a golden opportunity as he prodded over at the near-post.

Summary

It wasn't the best performance again from Manchester United who conceded two very ugly goals but Mourinho was pleased with the battling qualities they showed to hit back with two quick equalisers. Arsenal will be disappointed to have surrendered their leads so easily but they weren't at top gear either after their pulsating derby win at the weekend. A point apiece was just about a fair result.

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Round 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
Bournemouth - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Fulham - Crystal Palace 0 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Chelsea 0 - 3
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Everton 2 - 2
Liverpool - West Ham United 4 - 0
Southampton - Burnley 0 - 0
Arsenal - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 2
Cardiff City - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Everton - Southampton 2 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Fulham 3 - 1
West Ham United - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Chelsea - Arsenal 3 - 2
Burnley - Watford 1 - 3
Manchester City - Huddersfield Town 6 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester United 3 - 2
Crystal Palace - Liverpool 0 - 2
Round 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester City 1 - 1
Arsenal - West Ham United 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Everton 2 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Cardiff City 0 - 0
Southampton - Leicester City 1 - 2
Liverpool - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Watford - Crystal Palace 2 - 1
Fulham - Burnley 4 - 2
Newcastle United - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Round 4
Leicester City - Liverpool 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Fulham 2 - 2
Chelsea - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Southampton 0 - 2
Everton - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
West Ham United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 1
Manchester City - Newcastle United 2 - 1
Cardiff City - Arsenal 2 - 3
Burnley - Manchester United 0 - 2
Watford - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Round 5
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 3 - 0
Bournemouth - Leicester City 4 - 2
Newcastle United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Crystal Palace 0 - 1
Chelsea - Cardiff City 4 - 1
Watford - Manchester United 1 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 0
Everton - West Ham United 1 - 3
Southampton - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2
Round 6
Fulham - Watford 1 - 1
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Leicester City - Huddersfield Town 3 - 1
Cardiff City - Manchester City 0 - 5
Liverpool - Southampton 3 - 0
Burnley - Bournemouth 4 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
West Ham United - Chelsea 0 - 0
Arsenal - Everton 2 - 0
Round 7
West Ham United - Manchester United 3 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Arsenal - Watford 2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 2 - 0
Newcastle United - Leicester City 0 - 2
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Everton - Fulham 3 - 0
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 1
Cardiff City - Burnley 1 - 2
Bournemouth - Crystal Palace 2 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 0
Burnley - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 1
Watford - Bournemouth 0 - 4
Leicester City - Everton 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Manchester United - Newcastle United 3 - 2
Fulham - Arsenal 1 - 5
Southampton - Chelsea 0 - 3
Liverpool - Manchester City 0 - 0
Round 9
Chelsea - Manchester United 2 - 2
West Ham United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 1
Bournemouth - Southampton 0 - 0
Cardiff City - Fulham 4 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 0 - 2
Manchester City - Burnley 5 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Liverpool 0 - 1
Everton - Crystal Palace 2 - 0
Arsenal - Leicester City 3 - 1
Round 10
Brighton and Hove Albion - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Southampton - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Liverpool - Cardiff City 4 - 1
Fulham - Bournemouth 0 - 3
Watford - Huddersfield Town 3 - 0
Leicester City - West Ham United 1 - 1
Burnley - Chelsea 0 - 4
Crystal Palace - Arsenal 2 - 2
Manchester United - Everton 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 0 - 1
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United 1 - 2
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 0
Everton - Brighton and Hove Albion 3 - 1
West Ham United - Burnley 4 - 2
Cardiff City - Leicester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Liverpool 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Manchester City - Southampton 6 - 1
Chelsea - Crystal Palace 3 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Fulham 1 - 0
Round 12
Cardiff City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Southampton - Watford 1 - 1
Leicester City - Burnley 0 - 0
Huddersfield Town - West Ham United 1 - 1
Newcastle United - Bournemouth 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Liverpool - Fulham 2 - 0
Chelsea - Everton 0 - 0
Manchester City - Manchester United 3 - 1
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Round 13
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 4
Everton - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Leicester City 1 - 1
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 0 - 0
Watford - Liverpool 0 - 3
Fulham - Southampton 3 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Huddersfield Town 0 - 2
Burnley - Newcastle United 1 - 2
Round 14
Cardiff City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1
Manchester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Crystal Palace - Burnley 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 2
Leicester City - Watford 2 - 0
Newcastle United - West Ham United 0 - 3
Southampton - Manchester United 2 - 2
Chelsea - Fulham 2 - 0
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 2
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Round 15
Bournemouth - Huddersfield Town 2 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Crystal Palace 3 - 1
West Ham United - Cardiff City 3 - 1
Watford - Manchester City 1 - 2
Burnley - Liverpool 1 - 3
Fulham - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 1
Everton - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Manchester United - Arsenal 2 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 1
Round 16
Bournemouth - Liverpool 0 - 4
Arsenal - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Burnley - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Cardiff City - Southampton 1 - 0
Manchester United - Fulham 4 - 1
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 3 - 2
Chelsea - Manchester City 2 - 0
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2
Everton - Watford 2 - 2
Round 17
Manchester City - Everton 3 - 1
Crystal Palace - Leicester City 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Burnley 1 - 0
Watford - Cardiff City 3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Fulham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - Arsenal 3 - 2
Liverpool - Manchester United 3 - 1
Round 18
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Liverpool 0 - 2
Arsenal - Burnley 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Southampton 1 - 3
Manchester City - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Newcastle United - Fulham 0 - 0
West Ham United - Watford 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Manchester United 1 - 5
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 6
Round 19
Fulham - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Burnley - Everton 1 - 5
Crystal Palace - Cardiff City 0 - 0
Leicester City - Manchester City 2 - 1
Liverpool - Newcastle United 4 - 0
Manchester United - Huddersfield Town 3 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Bournemouth 5 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Arsenal 1 - 1
Watford - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - West Ham United 1 - 2
Round 20
Watford - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 3
Fulham - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Leicester City - Cardiff City 0 - 1
Liverpool - Arsenal 5 - 1
Crystal Palace - Chelsea 0 - 1
Southampton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Burnley - West Ham United 2 - 0
Manchester United - Bournemouth 4 - 1
Round 21
Everton - Leicester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Fulham 4 - 1
Cardiff City - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Crystal Palace 0 - 2
Chelsea - Southampton 0 - 0
Bournemouth - Watford 3 - 3
West Ham United - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Burnley 1 - 2
Newcastle United - Manchester United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Liverpool 2 - 1
Round 22
West Ham United - Arsenal 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Liverpool 0 - 1
Burnley - Fulham 2 - 1
Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Watford 1 - 2
Leicester City - Southampton 1 - 2
Chelsea - Newcastle United 2 - 1
Everton - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester United 0 - 1
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 0
Round 23
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Leicester City 4 - 3
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 0
Liverpool - Crystal Palace 4 - 3
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Cardiff City 3 - 0
Southampton - Everton 2 - 1
Watford - Burnley 0 - 0
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Manchester City 0 - 3
Fulham - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
Round 24
Arsenal - Cardiff City 2 - 1
Fulham - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - West Ham United 3 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Everton 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 2 - 1
Manchester United - Burnley 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Chelsea 4 - 0
Southampton - Crystal Palace 1 - 1
Liverpool - Leicester City 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 2 - 1
Round 25
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 3
Chelsea - Huddersfield Town 5 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Watford 0 - 0
Burnley - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Fulham 2 - 0
Cardiff City - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Leicester City - Manchester United 0 - 1
Manchester City - Arsenal 3 - 1
West Ham United - Liverpool 1 - 1
Round 27
Everton - Manchester City 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Watford 1 - 5
West Ham United - Fulham 3 - 1
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Bournemouth - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Newcastle United - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Leicester City - Crystal Palace 1 - 4
Arsenal - Southampton 2 - 0
Manchester United - Liverpool 0 - 0
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 3 - 0
Round 26
Fulham - Manchester United 0 - 3
Watford - Everton 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Arsenal 1 - 2
Southampton - Cardiff City 1 - 2
Crystal Palace - West Ham United 1 - 1
Liverpool - Bournemouth 3 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Leicester City 3 - 1
Manchester City - Chelsea 6 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Round 28
Cardiff City - Everton 0 - 3
Huddersfield Town - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Leicester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Burnley 2 - 0
Arsenal - Bournemouth 5 - 1
Southampton - Fulham 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Manchester United 1 - 3
Chelsea - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0
Liverpool - Watford 5 - 0
Manchester City - West Ham United 1 - 0
Round 29
Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal 1 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 0 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Burnley - Crystal Palace 1 - 3
Manchester United - Southampton 3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Cardiff City 2 - 0
West Ham United - Newcastle United 2 - 0
Watford - Leicester City 2 - 1
Fulham - Chelsea 1 - 2
Everton - Liverpool 0 - 0
Round 30
Crystal Palace - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 2
Cardiff City - West Ham United 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth 0 - 2
Leicester City - Fulham 3 - 1
Newcastle United - Everton 3 - 2
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Manchester City - Watford 3 - 1
Liverpool - Burnley 4 - 2
Chelsea - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Arsenal - Manchester United 2 - 0
Round 31
Bournemouth - Newcastle United 2 - 2
Burnley - Leicester City 1 - 2
West Ham United - Huddersfield Town 4 - 3
Fulham - Liverpool 1 - 2
Everton - Chelsea 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 2 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Cardiff City 0 - 2
Watford - Southampton 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Arsenal 3 - 1
Manchester United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 32
Fulham - Manchester City 0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 1
Burnley - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Manchester United - Watford 2 - 1
West Ham United - Everton 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Arsenal - Newcastle United 2 - 0
Round 33
Watford - Fulham 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 2 - 1
Manchester City - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 3
Bournemouth - Burnley 1 - 3
Huddersfield Town - Leicester City 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Crystal Palace 0 - 1
Everton - Arsenal 1 - 0
Chelsea - West Ham United 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Round 34
Leicester City - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Huddersfield Town 4 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Bournemouth 0 - 5
Burnley - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Fulham - Everton 2 - 0
Southampton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1
Manchester United - West Ham United 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 1 - 3
Liverpool - Chelsea 2 - 0
Watford - Arsenal 0 - 1
Round 35
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0
Bournemouth - Fulham 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Watford 1 - 2
West Ham United - Leicester City 2 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Southampton 3 - 1
Everton - Manchester United 4 - 0
Arsenal - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Cardiff City - Liverpool 0 - 2
Chelsea - Burnley 2 - 2
Round 36
Liverpool - Huddersfield Town 5 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United 0 - 1
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Fulham - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Southampton - Bournemouth 3 - 3
Watford - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Leicester City - Arsenal 3 - 0
Burnley - Manchester City 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 1
Round 37
Everton - Burnley 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0
West Ham United - Southampton 3 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Fulham 1 - 0
Cardiff City - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Newcastle United - Liverpool 2 - 3
Chelsea - Watford 3 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Manchester United 1 - 1
Arsenal - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 1
Manchester City - Leicester City 1 - 0
Round 38
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester City 1 - 4
Burnley - Arsenal 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Bournemouth 5 - 3
Fulham - Newcastle United 0 - 4
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 0
Liverpool - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Manchester United - Cardiff City 0 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Everton 2 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 4