David De Gea Stars As Arsenal And Man Utd Play Out Stunning Emirates Thriller (Video)

Alan Duffy

2nd, December 2017

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Arsenal and Manchester United played out one of the games of the season at the Emirates on Saturday evening, with the visitors coming out on top after a thrilling encounter.

David De Gea was the undoubted star of the show, producing a masterclass between the sticks as he repelled attack after attack from the Gunners.

Such was the drama in the clash that it really deserves a website all of its own. But here’s a little recap…

The Red Devils got off to a flyer, with dismal defending from the hosts helping United to a 2-0 lead within the first 11 minutes.

Antonio Valencia netted the opener after just four minutes, after a loose Laurent Koscielny pass and poor defending all-round.

Just seven minutes later, Shkodran Mustafi was guilty of giving the ball away, with Jesse Lingard ultimately slotting past Petr Cech.

Arsenal then laid siege to the United goal, with both Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka hitting the woodwork.

De Gea also kept the hosts at bay with some fine goalkeeping.

After the break, Arsenal did get the goal their goal, with Lacazette scoring after being set up by Aaron Ramsey.

However, try as the north Londoners might, they couldn’t find a way past the superb De Gea.

Instead, it was United who would score the fourth and final goal of the game, with Lingard scoring his second of the game after slick play from the outstanding Paul Pogba.

Pogba would see red on 74 minutes after catching Hector Bellerin.

Late on, Arsenal were denied a clear penalty when Matteo Darmian felled Danny Welbeck in the box.

However, the thrilling game would end in a 3-1 win to Jose Mourinho and co, who move to within five points of leaders Manchester City, with De Gea the undoubted man of the match.

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Indeed, the Spaniard made 14 saves in the game, equalling the record for the most in a Premier League game since stats boffins Opta started recording the data in 2003/04.

As for the Gunners, their performance will be familiar to their fans, full of vibrant attacking play and feeble defending.

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Wenger’s charges drop to fifth, a point behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

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  1. Bruno says:

    Best goalkeeper in the world by far since 2014 or 2015. And people keep voting for Buffon, Neuer and Oblak for GK of the year. If he was at Real or Barça he would be a Ballon d’Or finalist every year.

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