Arsenal 1-0 Manchester United (12 May, 2024) Game Analysis – ESPN (IN)-ZoomTech News


Arsenal‘s Leandro Trossard capitalised on dreadful Manchester United defending to safe a 1-0 win on Sunday that noticed his aspect provisionally overtake Manchester City atop the Premier League and assured the title race will go right down to the ultimate day.

Whereas Arsenal, who received for simply the second time at Previous Trafford of their previous 17 visits, have 86 factors with one recreation left within the tightest title race in years, holders Metropolis stay within the driving seat with 85 factors and two matches to play.

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Metropolis, who’re aiming for an unprecedented fourth consecutive English top-flight title, can retake the lead once they play at Arsenal’s London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.

“I’m going to be the most important fan of Tottenham ever,” Arsenal’s Kai Havertz advised Sky Sports activities. “Let’s hope for the most effective.

“We did not have our greatest recreation however we would have liked the three factors and we’ve it now, so we might be pleased. We have now to win each single recreation as Metropolis are at all times retaining the stress on,” he added. “It’s so good to be within the race and each week you need to play at your finest. While you do it, it feels even higher.”

Trossard scored within the twentieth minute when Havertz sauntered, barely challenged, into house on the suitable earlier than sending the ball into the field for Trossard to tuck residence.

Heads turned to verify for an offside flag however Casemiro — lately moved from midfield into United’s injury-depleted again line — had slowly moved out from the field and saved Havertz onside after goalkeeper Andr√© Onana launched the ball upfield.

Trossard’s objective proved sufficient to earn Arsenal all three factors.

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United supervisor Erik ten Hag was left shaking his head in frustration.

“Clearly, we solely have one goal, to win the league,” Trossard advised Sky. “We have now executed our job immediately and will probably be as much as the final recreation and that’s what we’re aiming for.”

The sport swung from finish to finish over a ultimate tense jiffy, with Onana leaping to push away photographs from Arsenal substitute Gabriel Martinelli and Declan Rice.

United, who had been hoping to bounce again after a woeful 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Monday, are eighth with two video games left. They path sixth-placed Newcastle by three factors of their quest for a European berth subsequent season, organising a key showdown when the Magpies go to Previous Trafford on Wednesday.

Ten Hag stated it could be “very damaging” to overlook Europe.

“That’s the scenario we’re in, however nonetheless we are able to get there,” he advised reporters. “We have now to take the duty, we’ve to battle for it, and everybody is aware of this.”

Trossard’s objective was the 82nd Ten Hag’s workforce has conceded this season in all competitions — their most in a single marketing campaign since 1970-71.

United loved loads of the ball within the ultimate third and had 14 photographs to Arsenal’s 11, however struggled to create many high quality probabilities.

Alejandro Garnacho was United’s largest menace, significantly within the second half. He launched one shot huge and despatched one other into the aspect netting earlier than hanging his head in frustration.

The visiting followers, whose singing didn’t let up all night, erupted on the ultimate whistle after a recreation that was tighter than predicted. Not even the torrential downpour may dampen their celebration after the job executed by Mikel Arteta’s workforce.

“We wanted a end result immediately in a extremely troublesome place,” Arteta stated. “Our historical past was not in favour of a end result immediately, there was a lot at stake and we’re pleased with the end result.”

Arsenal claimed their 18th clear sheet within the league this season, whereas Sunday’s victory was their twenty seventh within the league this season — a mark topped solely in 1970-71 (29 wins) and 1930-31 (28).

United have misplaced 19 video games in all competitions this season, their most since 1978-79 (additionally 19).

Arsenal host Everton of their season finale, whereas Metropolis are at residence to West Ham.


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