The home team had the first chance. After a tap from Antony, Dalot got to the center, who found Eriksen precisely at the back post. He couldn’t aim accurately, so a kick-off from Ramsdale’s goal followed. Just a few moments later, Arsenal also had a chance to score, but even Salib’s shot did not go between the three posts.
In the first ten minutes, Arsenal, who were less active, were the first to rejoice at the goal scored. After Saka’s wonderful through ball, Martinelli got to the ball, and in a one-on-one, he slotted past De Gea to open the scoring. However, referee Paul Tierney disallowed the goal after consultation with VAR, due to Martin Ødegaard’s foul on Christian Eriksen.
This was followed by a passage where the ball was mainly held by the Arsenal players, but they did not get to any goal-scoring situations. In the 30th minute, he tried to surprise David de Gea at Martinelli’s front post, but the Spanish goalkeeper reflexively kicked the ball for a corner. He scored another crucial save against the same player two minutes later, this time knocking out the Brazilian’s header.
Football proverb “You don’t give, you get!” was fulfilled in the 35th minute. After a beautiful combination of the offensive players of the Red Devils, a new acquisition and league debutant Antony appeared in front of Ramsdale, who cold-bloodedly fired at the English national team goalkeeper and sent the home team into a one-goal lead. United’s well-functioning right side bore fruit, the pair of Dalot-Antony was very active in the first half.
A big jam in front of De Gey’s goal was visible in the 52nd minute. First, Martin Ødegaard failed in a 1000% chance, as his shot from inside the penalty area did not fit at all. Moments later, Bukayo Saka rounded Tyrell Malacia and his subsequent shot narrowly missed the right post of the opponent’s shrine.
After an hour of play, a surprising substitution came when the active Antony was replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo. He witnessed the comparison of Arsenal. Gabriel Jesus got a great chance, Diogo Dalot poked the ball in the goal. However, the ball landed right on the foot of Bukaya Saka, who shot between the legs of defender Lisandro Martínez to equalize the score at 1:1.
However, the deadlock did not last long as Marcus Rashford restored United’s lead. The England international took advantage of Bruno Fernandes’ cross, outpaced both Arsenal stoppers in a sprint fight and beat the away goalkeeper with a precise shot to the post.
A few moments later, Ramsdale first made a mistake in the pass, but made up for his hesitation with a great run and save on Fernandes’ shot. Another chance was brought by the subsequent corner of the Red Devils, but Ronaldo’s header did not have the necessary parameters to be a goal.
However, the home fans did not despair for long. After a precise pass by Fernandes, the pair Eriksen – Rashford got in front of Ramsdale, who could not be caught by the visiting defenders. After a mutual combination, the latter knocked the ball into the open goal and scored the second goal scored in the match.
The final pressure of the Gunners did not bring the desired result, in the form of a scored goal. Fabio Vieira and Emil Smith-Rowe’s shots went wide of the post as Arsenal dropped their first league points of the season. Even so, they are currently in first place in the league, United are fifth after six rounds.