- Valencia, Lingard put United up 2-0 early
- Arsenal has 71 percent first half possession
- Lacazette makes it 2-1 after break
- Pogba sets up Lingard for 3-1, then sent off
- Arsenal out-attempts United 33-8
Jesse Lingard bagged a brace as Manchester United took its chances in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Antonio Valencia also scored for the Red Devils, who moved to within five points of Manchester City before the Premier League leaders play Sunday.
Arsenal got its goal from Alexandre Lacazette, and sits fifth with 28 points.
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Valencia looked to have been denied by his extra touch off a Paul Pogba through ball, but spun the ball through Petr Cech‘s legs to make it 1-0.
It was off a bad giveaway, and Arsenal had a second one moments later. United clinically finished again, with Anthony Martial‘s incredibly deft flick meeting Lingard’s impressive side-footed finish inside the far post.
Arsenal liked to attack down the right, and Chris Smalling defended well earn a goal kick in the 20th.
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Lacazette hit on a 49th minute rebound to make it 2-1, with both playmaker Aaron Ramsey and the goal scorer in acres of space.
United saw a ball hit the far post moments later in a bid to restore the two-goal lead.
De Gea made an amazing pair of stops on Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez in the 56th minute.
It was 3-1 after the hour mark thanks to another Arsenal giveaway, with Pogba turning Laurent Koscielny inside out before passing through the six for Lingard to tap home.
But the smiles turned to frowns when Pogba went studs up into Bellerin’s ankle, an easy red card and a huge obstacle for Jose Mourinho in the Manchester Derby.