Arsenal vs Manchester United video highlights, reaction, analysis

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Arsenal vs Manchester United: The Gunners effectively ended the Red Devils’ top-four hopes while massively boosting their own after they won 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

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Nuno Tavares and Bukayo Saka put Arsenal 2-0 up but Cristiano Ronaldo made it 2-1 and Manchester United hit the post and crossbar, as well as Bruno Fernandes hitting the post with a penalty kick when it was 2-1.

Granit Xhaka sealed the 3-1 win in style, as United were annoyed by several VAR decisions going against them, but Arsenal had enough quality to get the job done and boost their top four push.

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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal vs Manchester United this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link and more.


How to watch Arsenal vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kickoff: 7:30 am ET, Saturday
TV: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Arsenal vs Manchester United live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright

Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta hails his young side and reminds everyone just how young they are and maybe that is why they have been getting nervous in recent weeks. Arteta admits the last few days have been huge in their top four hopes with back-to-back wins against Chelsea and Man United.

As for Ralf Rangnick, he says that Manchester United were ‘very unlucky’ at Arsenal and it’s hard to disagree with that. He also said United weren’t happy with the VAR decisions. Rangnick added: “After today’s result, top four is gone.”

FULL TIME: Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United – What a thrilling game. The result was a little harsh on United. If it was 3-3 neither team would have complained. Arsenal rode their luck but are now in fourth place for a few hours, at least. Over to you, Tottenham.

It’s all getting a bit scrappy now. Bruno Fernandes and Mohamed Elneny both booked for late challenges. Bruno lucky to stay on the pitch after he caught Nuno Tavares.

GOALLLL! Granit Xhaka smashes home from distance to put Arsenal 3-1 up against Manchester United. That is pretty much that.

POST! Aaron Ramsdale pushes Diogo Dalot’s shot onto the post. Great stop. It is all Manchester United and Ronaldo is leading the charge!

Ronaldo slams home but he is just offside. VAR checks it and he was millimeters ahead of Ben White’s outstretched leg. Wow. That was close. What a finish from Ronaldo.

PENALTY MISSED! Bruno Fernandes hits the post. He delayed his penalty kick just a little too long with that stuttering run-up of his. Huge let-off for Arsenal.

Penalty kick to Manchester United! Nuno Tavares handles in the box with his arm raised high in the air. What is he doing!? Fernandes to take…

The second half is underway and it is much of the same. Nuno Tavares skies a shot way over from inside the box as he had a lot more time than he thought.

HALF TIME: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United – That was one of the most dramatic 45 minutes of the season. Chaos as both teams gave up big chances. We had great goals, VAR drama, penalty kick drama and just general drama as neither side looks comfortable at the back but both have real quality in attack. That is a recipe for plenty of chances, goals and drama.

Man United are taking control of this game. Arsenal look shaky at the back and Aaron Ramsdale saves a shot from Telles, then Cedric nervously hacks it clear. At the other end Odegaard is denied by De Gea. What a game this is for the neutral. Not sure how much Arsenal or Man United fans are enjoying it…

GOALLL! Cristiano Ronaldo slots home to make it 2-1. His 100th Premier League goal. What a game this is! Brilliant cross from Matic and that is a superb finish from Ronaldo. Game on.

GOALLLL! Bukayo Saka slots home the penalty kick, his second in four days, to double Arsenal’s lead.

NO GOAL! After Bukayo Saka played a lovely one-two with Odegaard he plays in Nketiah to slot home. But VAR rules Nketiah is offside. BUT… VAR check for a penalty kick after a foul from Telles on Saka. It is a penalty! Wow. Drama.

SAVE! De Gea pushes away a shot from Nketiah, who was clean through on goal. Huge chance wasted.

CROSSBAR! United smash the crossbar from distance through Dalot and Sancho sets up the rebound for Ronaldo, but he can’t get the ball out of his feet and his pass towards McTominay is loose.

Ronaldo plays in Elanga again and he bursts away from Nuno Tavares, but he went down in the box looking for a penalty kick. No penalty kick but that is worrying for Arsenal. Ronaldo and Elanga have looked promising.

CLOSE! Bruno Fernandes should make it 1-1! Ramsdale gave the ball away on the edge of his box and Fernandes’ effort was superbly deflected wide by Gabriel. Man United have responded really well to going behind.

SAVE! Aaron Ramsdale denies Anthony Elanga after Cristiano Ronaldo played him in perfectly. Good chance for United on the counter. From the resulting corner Scott McTominay nods wide when he should do better.

GOALLLL! The answer is that this isn’t going well for United. Nuno Tavares puts Arsenal 1-0 up inside the first 3 minutes. Bukayo Saka’s shot is pushed away by David de Gea, but Tavares taps home under no pressure. Really poor defending from Varane and Telles to let that cross go all the way to the back post and Dalot switched off to let Tavares in.

KICK OFF: 5th-place Arsenal host 6th-place Manchester United with the Gunners having a three-point over their rivals. Let’s see how this goes for this much-changed United side…

Let’s go! Huge game at the Emirates Stadium as Manchester United need a win to keep their faint top four hopes alive, while Arsenal are in a good spot but need to keep winning to stay in touch with fourth-place Tottenham.

Most of the talk leading up to this game is about Erik ten Hag’s appointment as Man United’s new boss. Tim Howard and Robbie Mustoe discuss how the Dutchman should be allowed to rebuild this Red Devils squad.


Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup (INJURY REPORT)

OUT: Thomas Partey (thigh), Kieran Tierney (knee)

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup

OUT: Fred (hip), Paul Pogba (calf), Luke Shaw (calf), Edinson Cavani (calf), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE)


Arsenal vs Manchester United preview

As things stand, Manchester United (54 points) already trail Arsenal (57 points) by three points while having played one more game. Ralf Rangnick’s side was hammered by title chasers Liverpool, to the tune of 4-0 on Tuesday, leaving them with no hope other than to win their remaining five games and hope Tottenham and Arsenal both drop points elsewhere. It will take some doing for Rangnick to pull his players back from the brink of mentally checking out for the rest of the season, but Thursday’s appointment of Erik Ten Hag as new manager, beginning in the summer, does dangle a small carrot for individuals not previously playing up to standards .

Arsenal, on the other hand, are riding high after handing Chelsea a slightly surprising 4-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. It came on the heels of three straight defeats to sides currently in 10th place or below in the Premier League table (Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton). More importantly, it came as the 5th-place Gunners made up their long-awaited game in hand relative to 4th-place Tottenham. Level on games played, and now level on points, Mikel Arteta’s men appear far more dangerous and dominant as an aggressive counter-attacking side, against the woefully un-athletic, reactive defense of Man United.

England vs Ukraine: How to watch live, team news, updates

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England host Ukraine in a UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier at Wembley with an extremely emotional atmosphere expected in London.

[ LIVE: EURO 2024 qualifying scores – England vs Ukraine ]

As the war rages on across Ukraine following the Russia invasion just over a year ago, the United Kingdom have been one of Ukraine’s key partners in the fight against Russian forces.

The English Football Association have given away close to 1,000 free tickets to Ukrainians (and their sponsor families from the UK) who were forced to flee their country and resettle with families in the UK. Over 4,200 Ukraine fans will be in the away end at Wembley amid a sea of blue and yellow and you can expect plenty of mutual respect and support from fans of both countries towards each other. This match is Ukraine’s first of 2023, as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2022 World Cup after losing to Wales in a playoff last summer.

[ MORE: Full EURO 2024 qualifying schedule, standings ]

England beat Italy 2-1 in Naples on Thursday as Harry Kane became their all-time leading goalscorer with his 54th goal for the Three Lions and they held on after going 2-0 up as Luke Shaw’s red card with 10 minutes to go complicated matters. Gareth Southgate’s young side are developing but will they be able to finally win a major tournament?

They have to qualify for the Euros in Germany next summer first, but a first win away in Italy since 1961 was a great start to this qualifying campaign.

Here’s everything you need for England vs Ukraine.


How to watch England vs Ukraine live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 12pm ET, Sunday (March 26)
Updates: Via NBCSports.com
Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London
TV: FS1


Key storylines, in-form players

The last time this nations met England ran out 4-0 winners in the quarterfinals of EURO 2020. They will be the heavy favorites in this game but Ukraine should not be underestimate as the No. 26 ranked team in the world have the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Mykhailo Mudryk and Vitalii Mykolenko all playing in the Premier League.

England’s forwards ran riot in the first half against Italy with Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka sensational, plus Jude Bellingham’s driving runs from midfield give this Three Lions side an extra dimension. There is more creativity and cutting edge about this England side compared to recent years and it feels like they are ready to win something. There will be a ceremony before this game to honor Harry Kane becoming England’s all-time goalscorer as he passed Wayne Rooney with his goal in Italy on Thursday.


England team news, lineup options

Luke Shaw will be suspended for this game after his red card in Italy, so Kieran Trippier or Ben Chilwell will come in at left back. It is likely Jordan Henderson will come in for Kalvin Phillips in midfield, while Phil Foden could start over Jack Grealish out wide. Reece James and Conor Gallagher could also come into the team as Bellingham limped off towards the end of England’s win against Italy.

Ukraine team news, lineup options

Andriy Yarmolenko (three goals away from equalling Andriy Shevchenko as Ukraine’s all-time leading scorer) has been struggling with a hamstring injury so he may start on the bench, while Bournemouth’s Ilya Zabarnyi and Shakhtar’s Oleksandr Zubkov are both out. Yevhen Konoplyanka and Roman Yaremchuk offer real quality in attack, while Zinchenko is the heartbeat of this Ukraine side.


EURO 2024 qualification live! EURO qualifiers schedule, updates, standings

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EURO 2024 qualifying is here, and you’re in the right spot for groups, fixtures, and results.

Italy outlasted England in penalty kicks to win EURO 2020 and is bidding to become the first repeat winner since Spain in 2008 and 2012.

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England is still seeking its first European Championship and will be favored to emerge from Group C with aforementioned Italy as well as Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Malta.

Netherlands and France are also in a spicy group that has dark horse Republic of Ireland and former champions Greece, as well as Gibraltar.

[ MORE: Live scores, updates, standings from EURO 2024 qualifying ]

A number of nations have guaranteed themselves no worse than a playoff spot due to their performances in the UEFA Nations League: Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Georgia, Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Kazakhstan.



EURO 2024 qualifying schedule

Thursday, March 23

Kazakhstan 1-2 Slovenia
Slovakia 0-0 Luxembourg
Italy 1-2 England – Video, player ratings as Kane breaks Rooney record
Denmark 3-1 Finland
Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein
San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland
North Macedonia 2-1 Malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Iceland

Friday, March 24

Bulgaria 0-1 Montenegro
Gibraltar 0-3 Greece
Moldova 1-1 Faroe Islands
Serbia 2-0 Lithuania
Austria 4-1 Azerbaijan
Sweden 0-3 Belgium
Czech Republic 3-1 Poland
France 4-0 Netherlands

Saturday, March 25

Scotland 3-0 Cyprus
Israel 1-1 Kosovo
Armenia 1-2 Turkey
Belarus 0-5 Switzerland
Spain 3-0 Norway
Croatia 1-0 Wales
Andorra 0-2 Romania

Sunday, March 26

Kazakhstan vs Denmark — 9am ET
England vs Ukraine — Noon ET
Liechtenstein vs Iceland — Noon ET
Slovenia vs San Marino — Noon ET
Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2:45pm ET
Northern Ireland vs Finland — 2:45pm ET
Luxembourg vs Portugal — 2:45pm ET
Malta vs Italy — 2:45pm ET

Monday, March 27

Montenegro vs Serbia — 2:45pm ET
Netherlands vs Gibraltar — 2:45pm ET
Poland vs Albania — 2:45pm ET
Austria vs Estonia — 2:45pm ET
Sweden vs Azerbaijan — 2:45pm ET
Moldova vs Czech Republic — 2:45pm ET
Hungary vs Bulgaria — 2:45pm ET
Republic of Ireland vs France — 2:45pm ET

Tuesday, March 28

Georgia vs Norway — Noon ET
Wales vs Latvia — 2:45pm ET
Romania vs Belarus — 2:45pm ET
Switzerland vs Israel — 2:45pm ET
Kosovo vs Andorra — 2:45pm ET
Turkey vs Croatia — 2:45pm ET
Scotland vs Spain — 2:45pm ET


EURO 2024 qualifying standings

Group A

Spain
Scotland
Norway
Georgia
Cyprus

Group B

Netherlands
France
Republic of Ireland
Greece
Gibraltar

Group C

Italy
England
Ukraine
North Macedonia
Malta

Group D

Croatia
Wales
Armenia
Turkey
Latvia

Group E

Poland
Czech Republic
Albania
Faroe Islands
Moldova

Group F

Belgium
Austria
Sweden
Azerbaijan
Estonia

Group G

Hungary
Serbia
Montenegro
Bulgaria
Lithuania

Group H

Denmark
Finland
Slovenia
Kazakhstan
Northern Ireland
San Marino

Group I

Switzerland
Israel
Romania
Kosovo
Belarus
Andorra

Group J

Portugal
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland
Luxembourg
Slovakia
Liechtenstein

USMNT kicks off 2026 World Cup cycle with 7-1 win in Grenada

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The USMNT scored early and often, as they cruised to a 7-1 victory over Grenada in CONCACAF Nations League action in St. George’s on Friday.

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The victory puts the USMNT (7 points) atop Group D with one game left to play, against El Salvador (5 points – 2nd place) on Monday.

The Yanks got on the board in the 4th minute, and it was a sensational cross from Christian Pulisic which found Ricardo Pepi atop the six-yard box. Pepi used the considerable pace on Pulisic’s cross to head the ball down and out of goalkeeper Jason Belfon’s reach.

[ MORE: Folarin Balogun to USMNT? “It’s something that will come to me” ]

Brenden Aaronson made it 2-0 in the 21st minute, as the Leeds attacker received the ball atop the 18-yard box, turned into open space and cut inside before firing a right-footed finish hard and low to the near post.

Weston McKennie made it 3-0 just after the half-hour mark, as he smashed an off-balance, left-footed volley home after his initial header on Pulisic’s free kick was blocked. Two minutes after Myles Hippolyte fired a laser past Matt Turner (a minute after McKennie’s first goal), the recently acquired Leeds midfielder struck again to make it 4-1, applying the final touch after Auston Trusty headed the ball down after another free kick from Pulisic.

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The USMNT jumped on Grenada just as quickly when the second half began, with Pulisic putting his name on the scoresheet in the 49th minute. Luca de la Torre found Pulisic cutting in from the left wing, and the ball somehow found its way past Belfon for 5-1.

Four minutes later, De la Torre played a slightly trickier through ball to spring Pepi in behind the Grenadine defense, and Pepi made no mistake with his one-on-one chance against Belfon. Pepi, who is currently on loan to Groningen from Augsburg, waited for the goalkeeper to go down one way and coolly slotted the ball the other way.

Alejandro Zendejas, who recently elected to represent the USMNT internationally, became cap-tied to the USMNT when he came off the bench in the 64th minute. Eight minutes later, the 25-year-old winger got his first senior international goal.


Start of a new World Cup cycle = a clean slate

For all intents and purposes, the USMNT kicked off the 2026 World Cup cycle on Friday, with the first team reconvening for the first time since the 2022 tournament in Qatar. A new World Cup cycle means brand new opportunities for new players, and a fresh start for those who didn’t get the starts or appearances that they thought they should have.

The net will be cast far and wide as the rest of 2023 sees the USMNT (likely) head to the finals of the Nations League and then the Gold Cup, with a handful of players seemingly coming from out of nowhere to claim consistent call-ups ahead of Copa America 2024 (on U.S. soil once again). There will be even more opportunities than usual for fringe players to make a case, with the Yanks automatically qualifying for the 2026 tournament as hosts.


What’s next?

The USMNT will host El Salvador in a winner-take-all Group D finale on Monday (7:30 pm ET), at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The group winner will qualify for the finals (four teams) of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League (June 15-18) as well as the 2023 Gold Cup (June 24-July 16); the group runners-up will also qualify for this summer’s Gold Cup.

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How to watch Grenada vs USMNT live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 8pm ET, Friday (March 24)
Stadium: Kirani James Athletic Stadium, St. George’s
TV in English: TNT
TV/streaming en Español: Universo/Peacock

[ LIVE: CONCACAF Nations League scores – Grenada vs USMNT ]


USMNT squad

Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough), Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders (8): Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City)

Midfielders (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Leeds United), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Alan Sonora (Juarez), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards (6): Taylor Booth (Utrecht), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America)

EDIT: Tim Weah (Lille) was originally called up, but exited due to a head injury.

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USMNT upcoming schedule – Nations League, friendlies, Gold Cup

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After reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, the USMNT have a big 2023 coming up as they aim to build off a successful showing on the world’s biggest stage.

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For the next few months CONCACAF Nations League takes center stage, while the program is very much in transition as Anthony Hudson takes temporary charge and both the general manager (Brian McBride) and sporting director (Earnie Stewart) left in recent months.

[ MORE: USMNT roster for Nations League features Gio Reyna, no Tyler Adams ]

As for now, here is the USMNT’s upcoming schedule for 2023, with plenty more games to be added based on their potential qualification for the 2023 Gold Cup on home soil.


How to watch USMNT

TV channels in English: HBO Max, TNT
TV channels en Español:
Universo, Telemundo Deportes
Streaming en Español: Peacock


USMNT upcoming schedule

* Friendly | ** CONCACAF Nations League | *** 2022 World Cup

2023

vs. Serbia* — Jan. 25, 10 pm ET — Loss 2-1 | Recap & highlights
vs. Colombia* — Jan. 28, 7:30 pm ET — Draw 0-0 | Recap & highlights
at Grenada** — March 24, 8 pm ET — Won 7-1 | Recap & highlights + Player ratings
vs El Salvador** — March 27, 7:30pm ET — Orlando, Florida
vs Mexico* — April 19, 10:22pm ET — Glendale, Arizona – More details

2023 Gold Cup from June 16 to July 19 (USMNT yet to qualify)


USMNT games in 2022

vs. Morocco* — June 1 — Win 3-0
vs. Uruguay* — June 5 — Draw 0-0
vs. Grenada** — June 10 — Win 5-0
at El Salvador** — June 14 — Draw 1-1
vs Japan* — Sept. 23 (in Dusseldorf, Germany) — Loss 2-0
vs Saudi Arabia* — Sept. 27 (in Murcia, Spain) — Draw 0-0


USMNT at 2022 World Cup

Group B
vs. Wales*** — Nov. 21, 2 pm ET — Draw 1-1
vs. England*** — Nov. 25, 2 pm ET — Draw 0-0
vs. Iran*** — Nov. 29, 2 pm ET — Win 1-0

Last 16
vs. Netherlands*** — Dec. 3, 10 am ET — Loss 3-1


USMNT 2022 World Cup qualifying scores, recaps, analysis

at El Salvador — Sept. 2Draw 0-0
vs. Canada — Sept. 5 — Draw 1-1
at Honduras — Sept. 8 — Win 4-1

vs. Jamaica — Oct. 7 — Win 1-0
at Panama — Oct. 10 — Loss 0-1
vs. Costa Rica — Oct. 13 — Win 2-1

vs. Mexico — Nov. 12 — Win 2-0
at Jamaica — Nov. 16 — Draw 1-1

vs. El Salvador — Jan. 27 — Win 1-0
at Canada — Jan. 30 — Loss 0-2
vs. Honduras — Feb. 2 — Win 3-0

at Mexico — March 24 — Draw 0-0 
vs. Panama — March 27 — Win 5-1
at Costa Rica — March 30 — Loss 0-2 


Final CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canada — 28 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico — 28 points (QUALIFIED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT — 25 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +11 – automatic qualification


Costa Rica — 25 points (PLAYOFF) GD +5


Panama — 21 points (ELIMINATED)
Jamaica — 14 points (ELIMINATED)
El Salvador — 10 points (ELIMINATED)
Honduras — 4 points (ELIMINATED)

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