Manchester United 2 – 2 Arsenal – Manchester United and Arsenal fought out a frenetic draw at Old Trafford, with Jesse Lingard scoring a sucker-punch equaliser for the hosts 74 seconds after the Gunners had regained the lead.
Lingard nipped in to exploit a mix-up between Sead Kolasinac and goalkeeper Bernd Leno straight from the kick-off after Alexandre Lacazette bundled in following Marcos Rojo’s mistake.
Before the break, Shkodran Mustafi’s header had squirmed through David de Gea’s gloves to open the scoring for the Gunners, via goalline technology.
That early lead lasted only four minutes, with Anthony Martial sweeping home Ander Herrera’s cross.
Both team had chances in the final 20 minutes but, with heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury in the crowd, neither could land a knockout punch.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s brilliant volley from an acute angle was rightly ruled out for offside as the visitors came closest to a winner.
Manchester United 2 – 2 Arsenal | English Premier League – Match Highlights
26′ 0 – 1 Shkodran Mustafi scores! De Gea parries Mustafi header in – given by goal-line technology! Goalkeeping howler! David de Gea has flapped at Shkodran Mustafi’s header and his poppadom wrists have allowed Arsenal to take the lead. Corner from the left, Mustafi rises, De Gea makes a hash of turning it over. Jose Mourinho is ashed faced. You can hear the knives being sharpened.
30′ 1 – 1 Anthony Martial grabs quick equaliser for Man United! Anthony Martial again! Manchester United are level after a scramble in the Arsenal box. Marcos Rojo’s free-kick is well saved by Bernd Leno. Ander Herrera, who may have been offside, retrieves the loose ball and squares for Martial to finish from inside the six-yard box.
68′ 1 – 2 [Own Goal] Marcos Rojo scores an own goal! Calamity. Marcos Rojo gives the ball away in the left-back area. Alexandre Lacazette steams through the middle and, when Rojo tries to recover, pokes it into his own net.
69′ 2 – 2 Jesse Lingard levels! A shambles. Manchester United and Arsenal are having a ‘who can defend the worst’ competition. Straight from the restart, a long ball is held up Romelu Lukaku, but it looks to be heading back towards the Arsenal goal. Bernd Leno and Sead Kolasinac have a little ‘after you, Claude’, allowing Jesse Lingard in to equalise. This is the Premier League, you know.