Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 to keep heat on City

Lynne Hanson
December 4, 2017

Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 up in 11 minutes before Lingard struck again after Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back in a thriller of a game.

"We scored two quick goals but at the end of the first half we lost control of the game".

Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette, appealed in vain for penalties and, with his tongue firmly in his cheek, Mourinho said: "I know the pitch is unbelievable and maybe breeds a desire to go to the floor".

Paul Pogba was spotted hugging Mesut Ozil in the Emirates tunnel in the moments leading up to Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Arsenal.

Alan Pardew picked up a point in his first game in charge of West Brom as they drew 0-0 against his former club Crystal Palace.

"If it was hard, no; if it was mud, no - the pitch is absolutely attractive but I think they were a bit too much".

"I don't know if you've watched many top-level shots, but when you have 33 shots on goal in a game of that stature, it means our dominance was top class". We were too on the edge mentally maybe - you can not be in a game like that.

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'I am here to fight as long as I can, as long as mathematically it's possible you have to fight, you cannot give any other message out'. "But I'm angry and disappointed because in the end we have nothing to show for it", Wenger told a news conference. "That's very hard to accept".

In a post-match huddle which also included Jose Mourinho, Thierry Henry and William Gallas, he gestured that it may have been Bellerin's unusual attempt to tackle that was to blame.

The one negative was Pogba's dismissal in the second half, which rules the France global out of next weekend's derby with Manchester City.

All things considered, today's Premier League pairing between Manchester United and Arsenal was a pretty thrilling affair.

"We are second and are chasing the top of the table".

United were indebted to David De Gea for a superb display, the Spaniard making 14 saves, the joint most by a goalkeeper in the Premier League era. We were not decisive enough.

Arsenal boss Wenger added: 'He is an outstanding goalkeeper, I don't want to take anything away from him.

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