Five things we learnt as David de Gea puts on world class display while Gunners slip up defensively

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MANCHESTER UNITED battled recklessly for 90 minutes to secure a 3-1 victory against Arsenal.

Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a lifeline in the second half after two early goals from United, before Lingard scored his second to put the game to bed.

 Jose Mourinho has secured bragging rights over Arsene Wenger

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Jose Mourinho has secured bragging rights over Arsene Wenger

David de great

The Spanish shot-stopper denied Arsenal on several occasions with a catalogue of world class saves.

Romelu Lukaku came close to knocking the ball into his own net in the first half, but De Gea leaped across his goal and parried the ball out.

Just minutes into the second half, he denied Alexandre Lacazette from close range before spectacularly saving the rebound from Alexis Sanchez.

 David de Gea made a handful of top saves

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David de Gea made a handful of top saves

Making it count’er

Arsenal’s defence struggled to cope with a catalogue of counter attacks from the visitors.

Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba were commonly left in acres of space, allowing him to push forward and deliver balls into target man Lukaku.

It was a similar story for United’s third goal, with Arsenal looking unorganised defensively as Pogba pressed up the pitch before assisting Lingard.


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 Jesse Lingard watches his strike glide into the net

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Jesse Lingard watches his strike glide into the net

Kos’tly errors at the Emirates

Arsenal got off to a nightmare start after Laurent Koscielny sloppily gave the ball away to Antonio Valencia.

Just seven minutes later, an error from Shkodran Mustafi gifted Lukaku the ball, before Lingard buried the second.

Koscielny was at fault for the third goal, with Pogba skipping past him effortlessly before feeding Lingard.

David De Gea double save from Alexandra Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez
 Laurent Koscielny is closed down by Ashley Young

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Laurent Koscielny is closed down by Ashley Young

Lac’s in for Gunners

Alexandre Lacazette was expected to miss the huge crunch clash after being forced off the field against Huddersfield with a groin injury.

But Gunners fans were overwhelmed with happiness when they saw the French talisman named in Arsene Wenger’s line-up.

Just moments into the second half, the striker pulled one back for the home side.

 Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his goal after the interval

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Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his goal after the interval

The derby still has plenty of bite

When two of the top-flights biggest clubs combine, fans are sometimes left underwhelmed… but not today.

From the first whistle, the two sides instantly locked horns and the atmosphere was electric.

The fans certainly got their money’s worth at the Emirates, with action at both ends until the dying stages.

 Both sides missed a host of chances at the Emirates

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Both sides missed a host of chances at the Emirates

 

Jose Mourinho meets Mo Farah before the Arsenal v Manchester United games at the Emirates



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