- Teen makes it four goals in two matches
- Herrera scores winner
- Ozil, Welbeck net for Arsenal
- United within three points of Top Four
Marcus Rashford took “Theatre of Dreams” to a whole new level.
Manchester-born teenager Rashford scored a brace and Ander Herrera put the cherry on top, as an inexperienced Manchester United lineup shocked Arsenal with a 3-2 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.
In what can only be described as a massively underwhelming showing by Arsene Wenger‘s side, the Gunners title hopes sit five points off Leicester City.
That’s not to discredit a spirited and inspiring performance from the hosts. United moves back into fifth with the win,
Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck scored for Arsenal.
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That’s when Rashford burst onto the scene with two goals in three minutes (to give him four in two matches!).
After a terrible giveaway from Theo Walcott — who compounded the mistake by standing idly by — Rashford hit a deflected shot past Petr Cech in the 29th minute.
Arsenal then pulled one back from United alum Welbeck, who turned Mesut Ozil’s free kick past De Gea with his head.
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18y 120d – Marcus Rashford is exactly the same age that Wayne Rooney was (18y 120d) when he scored his first Premier League brace. Quirk.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 28, 2016
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The second half didn’t deprive anyone, aside from maybe the goalkeepers.
Herrera put United ahead two with a wide-open cutback goal, and then Ozil bounced a side-volley of sorts past De Gea. 3-2 with 20 minutes to play!
As if the match needed anything else… this: