- Solskjaer’s first league loss as Utd manager
- Xhaka scores from distance
- Arsenal back into Top Four
- Shots 14-14
Arsenal rises fourth on 60 points, one point behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United just didn’t have it on the day, and sinks fifth with 58 points following manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s second loss as Red Devils boss.
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Xhaka then scored on an odd-looking effort from distance, the Swiss midfielder knuckling a powerful shot to wrong foot De Gea.
The Spanish keeper couldn’t ponder what went wrong because Alexandre Lacazette dribbled into the 18 to put an effort toward goal.
Lukaku twice just missed combining with Diogo Dalot in bids to set-up an equalizer.
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United’s second half started brightly enough, Lukaku missing a chance off a Rashford set-up thanks to a Bernd Leno save.
And Rashford missed with a 30-yard free kick bid that just missed the upper 90.
Xhaka zipped a shot wide in the 66th minute, but Lacazette was taken down by Fred moments later to win a penalty.
Aubameyang rolled the ensuing attempt down the center of the goal to make it 2-0, a week after missing a penalty in last week’s North London Derby.
Lacazette just missed a chance to drive home a goal of his own when Lindelof let a ball bounce over his head in the 72nd minute.
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