Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: Wenger Booed As Welbeck Pinches Victory For United (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

23rd, January 2012

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By Chris Wright

United made it Manchester 2-0 North London in the second of Sunday’s super-duper all-singing-all-dancing encounters, beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates to whittle City’s lead at the summit of the Premier League back down from six points to three.

After 45 minutes of subdued to-ing and fro-ing, United’s repeated harassment of auxiliary right-back Johan Djourou finally bore fruit when Ryan Giggs was gifted the time and space to flight a measured cross in from the left flank for Luis Antonio Valencia to head home at the far post a minute so into first-half stoppage.

Robin van Persie then took his sweet time over carving out and then shanking an absolute sitter (Wenger’s exasperated reaction is documented in photo #11) before finally pulling one back for Arsenal when he latched onto the impressive Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass to steer a low shot back across the goal and in off the foot of the far post duly revealing a tribute t-shirt marking Oprah Winfrey’s 91st birthday

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