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Late Arsenal strikes sink Manchester United with 3-1 defeat

It looked as though both sides would have to settle for a point after United had a late goal disallowed and Arsenal had a penalty overturned, but Rice sent the home fans into delirium as he opened his account with a deflected shot in the 96th minute

Our Bureau And Agencies London Published 04.09.23, 11:43 AM
Arsenal players celebrate after victory against Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal players celebrate after victory against Manchester United on Sunday. Twitter/@Arsenal

Goals deep in stoppage time by record signing Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus earned Arsenal a sensational 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.

It looked as though both sides would have to settle for a point after United had a late goal disallowed and Arsenal had a penalty overturned, but Rice sent the home fans into delirium as he opened his account with a deflected shot in the 96th minute.

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Jesus then wrapped it up with a sublime finish after a counter-attack with United having committed everyone forward.

“I think I controlled it with my chin and just had a shot, if you don’t shoot you don’t score,” Rice, who arrived from West Ham United for a fee of around £105m ($132m), told Sky Sports.

United were left crestfallen especially as they had what they thought was a late winner scored by substitute Alejandro Garnacho ruled out for offside after a VAR video check.

Marcus Rashford gave United the lead in the 27th minute, lashing home a shot after a counter-attack, but their joy did not last long though as Martin Odegaard fired Arsenal’s equaliser less than a minute later.

Arsenal were awarded a penalty midway through the second period when Kai Havertz went down in the area but referee Anthony Taylor changed his mind after checking the VAR monitor.

Mikel Arteta’s side have 10 points along with three other clubs after four games, two behind leaders Manchester City.

United are in 11th place on six points after already losing twice.

Reds pump in 3

Dominik Szoboszlai scored his first goal for Liverpool and Mohamed Salah netted his seventh in seven games against Aston Villa as the hosts eased to a 3-0 victory at Anfield.

“We did quite OK, quick to 2-0 and came out good and scored a goal in the second half too,” Szoboszlai told BBC.

Two days after Liverpool reportedly rejected a £150m bid for Salah by South Arabian club Al Ittihad, the Reds talisman netted goal number 188 of his Liverpool career with a toe poke at the back post in the 55th minute off Darwin Nunez’s headed flick from a corner.

“You know it is football everyone is talking,” Szoboszlai said on Salah’s future. “We are really happy that he has stayed.”

Klopp, who managed his 300th Liverpool game on Sunday, shot down rumours around Salah’s departure before kick-off.

“This was a media story and it never came true,” Klopp said. “I have a big desk in my office with a lot of papers are on there, I have a laptop, iPad, everything that you need and none of them are busy with this kind of news.”

Szoboszlai had given Liverpool a dream start with a left-footed half-volley from the edge of the 18-yard box after three minutes. Liverpool doubled their lead when Nunez’s firm shot hit the post and rebounded into the net off Villa defender Matty Cash.

Liverpool never let up, helped by a surprisingly sloppy performance from Villa, who are now winless in their last six league visits to Anfield.

Edouard’s brace

French forward Odsonne Edouard struck twice and Eberechi Eze netted from a fine solo effort in an action-packed second half to power Crystal Palace to a 3-2 home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Palace scored the opener in the 56th minute as Tyrick Mitchell raced down the left and played a perfectly-weighted pass across the face of the goal for Edouard to poke home.

Wolves levelled through substitute Hwang Hee-chan’s well-directed header from a set piece in the 65th minute.

Palace found the breakthrough in the 78th when Eze showed great skill to control a Jean-Philippe Mateta pass with a backheel flick before stabbing his shot past Sa.

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