Arsenal Beat Man United As Solksjaer Suffers First League Defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first Premier League defeat since being appointed Manchester United’s interim manager after his side were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Switzerland midfielder, Granit Xhaka, beat David de Gea with a swerving shot from outside the box in the 12th minute, which the United keeper was expected to stop.

Romelu Lukaku hit the bar while the game was goalless, soon before Arsenal took the lead. Brazilian midfielder, Fred, later struck a post for United.

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno also produced two crucial saves to keep out Lukaku, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the hosts’ lead in the 69th minute from the penalty spot after Fred fouled Alexandre Lacazette in the 18-yard area.

Soon after Arsenal’s second goal, a fan ran on to the pitch and shoved United defender, Chris Smalling, before being removed by stewards.

The Gunners have now won seven out of 10 top-flight games in 2019, and are one point behind north London rivals, Tottenham, who sit third in the table, with eight games remaining.

United, who started the weekend in fourth, drop to fifth in the race for a Champions League spot next season. The win takes Arsenal two points above United, with the London club occupying the final Champions League spot.

“Tottenham Hotspur, we’re coming for you” filled Emirates Stadium fans chant after the final whistle.

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