It was a cracker of a match at Old Trafford. The Premier League at its very best. Arsenal created more chances, but Manchester United rode on teenage sensation Marcus Rashford to pull it off 3-2.
Has Old Trafford seen the birth of another Andy Cole or Ruud van Nistelrooy? The 18-year-old Rashford displayed a cool head on his shoulders. He pounced on a couple of defensive errors by the Gunners to meet both crosses, smacking it past Petr Cech at the back of the net.
Rashford’s brace in the first half stunned Arsene Wenger’s brigade and their title hopes. They came back in the game ahead of the breather when Danny Welbeck headed in Mesut Ozil’s free kick, reports the Telegraph.
Ander Herrera’s deflected shot gave the Red Devils their third goal after half-time. The Gunners put up a poor show in that spell till Ozil converted Sanchez’s cross to set up a thrilling final 20 minutes.
But United held on at home turf to grab all three points and put Gunners’ title hopes in jeopardy once more. Wenger’s men defeated leaders Leicester City last week, but the hard work was ruined as this loss opened up a five-point gap between the two teams. The Gunners are now in third place, after Tottenham Hotspur, who won 2-1 on Sunday over Swansea City to keep their title dreams alive. The Spurs are only two points behind leaders Leicester, as reported by ABC.
Arsenal now have 51 points from 27 outings, and the Red Devils are fifth on the table with 44 from as many games.