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Manchester United v Arsenal
(2016-17)
Manchester United v Arsenal (2016-17).11
Report
EventPremier League 2016-17
DateSaturday 19th November 2016
VenueOld Trafford, Manchester
Man of the MatchAntonio Valencia
RefereeAndre Marriner
Weather7 °C (44 °F)
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Manchester United v Arsenal was a match which took place at Old Trafford on Saturday 19th November 2016.

Olivier Giroud's 89th-minute equaliser earned Arsenal a point and denied Jose Mourinho's Manchester United a victory they deserved at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata looked to have put United on course for three points with a sweeping left-foot finish from Ander Herrera's cut-back after 68 minutes.

Arsenal had not had an effort on goal but secured the draw that leaves them six points ahead of United when substitute Giroud rose at the far post to head home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

United had controlled a game that was ordinary for long periods, with Arsenal keeper Petr Cech making important interventions and Mourinho left furious that they were denied a first-half penalty by referee Andre Marriner when Nacho Monreal hauled down Antonio Valencia.

Mourinho cut a dejected figure at the final whistle as this result means he has now faced Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal in the league this season and not recorded a win.

This is the latest chapter in what is turning into a season of frustration for both Mourinho and Manchester United as they struggle to pick up the momentum required to challenge their rivals at the top of the Premier League.

So much of this display will have left Mourinho feeling satisfied.

Manchester United looked in control, restricted Arsenal to a single opportunity and were full value for their lead until Giroud struck with a minute of normal time left.

Mourinho has still to taste defeat against Wenger in 12 Premier League games - but this will carry the pain of a loss as Arsenal earned an Old Trafford draw their performance did not merit.

Wenger has not won at Old Trafford in the Premier League since September 2006 and has experienced a lot of pain here since - but he will happily grasp this point with both hands after a desperately disappointing Arsenal display.

The Gunners barely raised a gallop and one early Alexis Sanchez header apart, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was unemployed until Giroud's header flew past him.

Arsenal were grateful for the reassuring presence of goalkeeper Cech, who was faultless, and also to referee Marriner for waving away those first-half penalty appeals.

If Wenger is looking for positives, he will point to the fact that Arsenal stuck at it to open the door for that late equaliser - allowing them to take a point from a place that has brought them much misery in recent years.

Wenger will know, however, that Arsenal will need to be bolder and perform better against their rivals than this - but on this occasion he will take this draw and move on.

Wayne Rooney's week in the headlines after he was pictured in a late-night drinking session while on England duty at least had a happier conclusion back at Manchester United.

The England and United captain received a very warm reception from the home fans as he warmed up and then when he came on as substitute for Anthony Martial after 63 minutes.

United's fans continued to chant their support - and scorn for England - and while Rooney's contribution was fleeting he will have been relieved to be back on the pitch and in action again.

Match

Details

Saturday 19th November 2016
12:30
Manchester United FC Man Utd 1–1 Arsenal Arsenal FC Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 75,264
Referee: Andre Marriner
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Arsenal
01David de Gea
25Antonio Valencia
04Phil Jones
05Marcos Rojo
36Matteo DarmianYellow cardSub off 64'
16Michael Carrick
21Ander Herrera
08Juan MataYellow cardSub off 85'
06Paul Pogba
11Anthony MartialSub off 63'
19Marcus Rashford
Substitutes:
07Memphis Depay
10Wayne RooneyYellow cardSub on 63'
14Jesse Lingard
17Daley BlindSub on 64'
18Ashley Young
20Sergio Romero
28Morgan SchneiderlinSub on 85'
Manager:
Flag of Portugal José Mourinho
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33Petr Čech
25Carl JenkinsonSub off 83'
20Shkodran Mustafi
06Laurent Koscielny
18Nacho Monreal
34Francis CoquelinSub off 80'
35Mohamed ElnenySub off 73'
14Theo Walcott
11Mesut Özil
08Aaron RamseyYellow card
07Alexis SánchezYellow card
Substitutes:
03Kieran Gibbs
05Gabriel
12Olivier GiroudSub on 73'
13David Ospina
15Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainSub on 83'
17Alex Iwobi
29Granit XhakaYellow cardSub on 80'
Manager:
Flag of France Arsène Wenger

See also

External links

Premier League 2016-17

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Nottingham Forest (a) · Reading (h) · Southampton (h) ·

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