Arsenal v Manchester United, 23 April 2022

Score3-1 to Arsenal
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance60,223
Kick-off: 12.30pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 60 Arsenal won: 17 Drawn: 18 Manchester United won: 25 Arsenal scored: 66 Manchester United scored: 82 Arsenal failed in their attempt to keep a clean sheet in four consecutive home league meetings with Manchester United for the first time.

3 Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta

1 Manchester United

Manager: Ralf Rangnick

Goals:

Nuno Tavares 3 G
Bukayo Saka penalty 32 P
Granit Xhaka 70 G

Goals:

Cristiano Ronaldo 34 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Gabriel
Defender Nuno Tavares
Defender Ben White
Defender/Midfielder Bukayo Saka
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Mohamed El Neny
Midfielder Martin Odegaard
Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe
Forward Eddie Nketiah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Alex Telles
Defender Diogo Dalot
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Raphaël Varane
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay
Midfielder Bruno Fernandes
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Elanga
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Midfielder/Forward Jadon Sancho

Substitutions:

Gabriel Martinelli for Emile Smith Rowe 64
Rob Holding for Bukayo Saka 74
Takehiro Tomiyasu for Cédric Soares 90

Substitutions:

Jesse Lingard for Anthony Elanga 77
Marcus Rashford for Nemanja Matić 77
Juan Mata for Bruno Fernandes 84

Cards:

Granit Xhaka 67 Y
Nuno Tavares 68 Y
Mohamed El Neny 80 Y

Cards:

Alex Telles 31 Y
Bruno Fernandes 76 Y
Victor Lindelöf 82 Y
Cristiano Ronaldo 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender Rob Holding
Defender/Midfielder Zak Swanson
Defender/Midfielder Takehiro Tomiyasu
Midfielder Miguel Azeez
Midfielder/Forward Nicolas Pépé

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Alejandro Garnacho
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford

Comments:

League position: 4th Arsenal had now taken 101 points from 55 games in the Premier League since 1 January 2021 (won 31, lost 16). The Gunners avoided losing league games on three consecutive Saturdays for the first time since 1992. Bukayo Saka became the first Englishman to score for Arsenal on St George's Day since Ray Parlour in the Premier League at Watford in 2000. [c/o Tom Ede] Eddie Nketiah scored in the 27th minute but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.

Comments:

League position: 6th Manchester United had now lost four consecutive away league games for the first time since March 1981 in League Division One. The Red Devils had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight games in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo became the fourth player to score 100 goals in the Premier League for United after Wayne Rooney (183), Ryan Giggs (109) and Paul Scholes (107). He had now scored 100 or more goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, La Liga and in internationals. Manchester United were awarded a penalty in the 56th minute following a VAR review for handball. Bruno Fernandes missed the subsequent spot-kick.