Arsenal v Manchester United, 07 May 2017

Score2-0 to Arsenal
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance60,055
Kick-off: 4.00pm This was the first league meeting since 14 May 1977 when both teams were outside of the top four of the top division.

Goals:

Granit Xhaka 54 G
Danny Welbeck 57 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Rob Holding
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez
Forward Danny Welbeck

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender Axel Tuanzebe
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Forward Anthony Martial
Forward Wayne Rooney

Substitutions:

Francis Coquelin for Granit Xhaka 76
Héctor Bellerín for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 84
Olivier Giroud for Danny Welbeck 84

Substitutions:

Jesse Lingard for Henrikh Mkhitaryan 61
Marcus Rashford for Ander Herrera 63
Scott McTominay for Juan Mata 84

Cards:

Laurent Koscielny 67 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Olivier Giroud

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford

Comments:

League position: 6th At the 13th attempt, Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger won a game in the Premier League against a team managed by José Mourinho for the first time (lost five). Granit Xhaka scored the Gunners' 50th goal in the Premier League against Manchester United in the 50th meeting in the competition. Former Red Devil Danny Welbeck had now scored in each of his last three appearances for Arsenal against United. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: "We want to win our games. Some teams that are safe continue to fight. Let's focus to win our games. Every win is important. We had a bad patch and seem to have recovered from it."

Comments:

League position: 5th This was Manchester United's first defeat in their last 26 games in the Premier League so ending their longest ever unbeaten run in the top division in the same season. This was the first time that the Red Devils had conceded more than one goal in an away game in the Premier League since losing 4-0 at Chelsea on 23 October 2016. United failed in their attempt to win three consecutive Premier League games played in London for the first time since November 2014. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: "We made eight changes. Of course, we knew we were not coming in our maximum power. That's a decision. We want to try to win the Europa League. It's more important than finishing fourth."