Fellaini’s stoppage-time goal leads United to 2-1 win against Arsenal


Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:A stoppage-time goal by Marouane Fellaini gave Manchester United a 2-1 home win against Arsenal in English Premier League (EPL) action.

It was clear from the team selection that Arsene Wenger was more focused on Thursday’s Europa League match against Atletico as he put up a very young side against the Red Devils. The Gunners certainly lacking experience lost shape at the last moments of the game as they conceded a Fellaini header.

Only three starters in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final clash were included in the starting lineup: goalkeeper David Ospina, defender Hector Bellerin, and midfielder Granit Xhaka.

This was Wenger’s last appearance in the Old Trafford as an Arsenal manager and was given a memento by another legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson and everyone certainly appreciated this gesture from the club.
Manchester United took the lead 15 minutes into play on a goal by Frenchman Paul Pogba, who took advantage of the defence’s failure to clear a ball from the area.

Arsenal drew level six minutes into the second half as Henrikh Mkhitaryan connected on a pass from Xhaka.

It was in stoppage time when Fellaini made the most of a free kick by Ashley Young to head the ball home, giving United the win.

After the victory, United remains in the second spot with 77 points, while Arsenal holds the sixth spot with 57 points.

This win made sure that Arsenal stay out of the top 4 and have no chance to enter it in the remaining games and that United stay in the top 4 no matter what.


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