Last season, Arsenal led the dance for a long time in the English Premier League, before clinching the top spot in the Premier League for Manchester City. In order to return to the throne, which they have not won since 2004, the Gunners know that they have no room for error but they already committed a mistake, this Saturday, against Fulham (2-2), like Bukayo Saka’s mistake from the team. first minute.
Author of a bad back pass to Ben White, the winger involuntarily sent Pereira down the left flank, and the Brazilian took advantage of the cross to deceive Aaron Ramsdal (0-1, first). Then the Gunners pressed, and if Odegaard’s goal was canceled due to offside from Havertz (41), they thought they had done the hardest part in two minutes.
Arsenal behind Tottenham
Saka equalized from a penalty kick obtained by Fabio Vieira (1-1, 70th minute), then Portuguese Eddie Nketiah made it 2-1 (72nd minute), and with Arsenal developing to 11 to 10 after Bassi was sent off (83rd minute), he succeeded. Success seems to connect with them. But Ballenha, who left the ball from a corner kick, allowed Fulham to recover (2-2, min. 87).
The result could have been worse for Arsenal, when Adama Traore came on against Ramsdale in stoppage time, but the goalkeeper was able to block the former Barcelona’s shot. With this tie, Arsenal misses the opportunity to grab the top of the English Premier League, at least temporarily, by goal difference against its rival, Tottenham.
Varane came out during the break with United, Martial discreet
For Manchester United, the scenario was much worse. Manchester United got a goal right from the start against De Taew Owonyi (0-1, 2nd) and then a free-kick landed surprisingly on Willy Boly’s head (0-2, 4), giving Manchester United a long win. He paints.
Erik ten Hag’s side largely dominated (almost 70% possession of the ball at the end of the game), but after Christian Eriksen’s goal put them back in the race (17′), they had to wait until the second half to equalise.
There were no more Frenchmen on the pitch when she ended up turning the game around, coming back to score from a superb collection of free-kicks by Casemiro (52′): Raphael Varane, possibly injured, was substituted for Victor Lindelof at the end of the first half. . Anthony Martial, who wasn’t much visible at the top, was replaced by Jadon Sancho in the 60th minute.
For United, salvation came at the end of the meeting through Bruno Fernandez, from a penalty kick (76). The Portuguese was the decisive man for the Red Devils. It was he who, just before that, caused the dismissal of Joe Worrall, who stopped him from the shirt as he sought to win back a chance from Casemiro (67′). This success allows United to reassure themselves a bit before the shock at the Emirates Stadium, next weekend, against Arsenal.