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Arsenal vs. Man United live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Premier League clash


Manchester United take on Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, with both teams knowing that a loss could be fatal for their hopes of Champions League football next season.

A series of three defeats left Arsenal looking out of the race, but an unexpected win at Stamford Bridge has lifted the spirits of Mikel Arteta’s side. The hosts were struggling for goals before they put four past Chelsea, and the Gunners look to have found their firepower just in time.

United will be licking their wounds after a 4-0 loss to Liverpool, and the mood at Old Trafford is bleak, despite the announcement of Erik ten Hag as next season’s manager. The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the team will be a welcome relief.

Finishing in the top four would make a world of difference to both of these teams and, with both sides having tough fixtures to come as they see out the season, not dropping any points today is vital.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing score updates and commentary below.

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Arsenal vs. Man United live score

1 HOUR 2H Final
Arsenal two
Man Utd one

goals:

MAN U — Ronaldo (Fernandes) — 35th min.

ARS — Saka — 32nd min.

ARS — Tavares (Saka) — 2nd min.

Arsenal vs. Man United live updates, highlights from Premier League

35th minute: GOAL!

They’ve found a way back into it! United turnover the ball and, as Arsenal get back into their defensive positions, Fernandes swings a left footed cross towards the back post. Ronaldo gets in between Gabriel and Nuno Tavares to get on the end of the cross.

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32nd minute: There’s no disallowing that one. De Gea dives to his left from him. Saka fires low, in the opposite direction. Arsenal are two up now, and United need to find a way back into this.

31st min: The referee goes across to the pitchside monitor. The goal is disallowed for offside, but Arsenal have a penalty for the Telles challenge on Saka. Telles gets a booking. Saka will take the spot kick.

28th minute: Arsenal have the ball ball in the back of the net, but it may be ruled out for offside. Saka carries the ball down the right, before driving inside. He with Odegaard, who passes the ball back into his path as he enters the area. The ball bounces off Saka’s thigh, as Telles bundles into the back of him. It falls loose to Nketiah, who fires home. VAR seems to have disallowed it, but a penalty may be given against Telles.

26th minute: Nketiah is played in by an Odegaard backheel. He’s on the blind side of the United center backs, but played onside by Diogo Dalot. He smashes the ball towards goal, but it’s too close to De Gea who pushes it away.

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24th minute: It’s full backs on top in this game. Cedric gives the ball away, and it’s worked across to Diogo Dalot. He shoots from a distance, and it rattles back off the bar.

19th minute: Arsenal play out from a goal kick, finding Nketiah on the halfway line. He turns and shakes off Elanga, carrying forward. Left of centre, outside the area, Elanga catches Nketiah while trying to keep pace with him, and Arsenal have a free kick. Odegaard curls his shot over the bar.

17th minute: Neither defense is looking particularly solid at the moment, with more goals looking very likely. Elanga is sent through on the right by Ronaldo, and bursts into the area. Tavares stays with him, and Ramsdale comes out to smother. Elanga goes down under pressure from Tavares. He wants a penalty, but there was never enough contact for that.

11th minute: Aaron Ramsdale’s attempted pass is intercepted, and Bruno Fernandes takes a shot from the edge of area, with Ramsdale out of his goal. He tries to lift the ball over Ramsdale, but Gabriel is across in time to deflect the shot off target.

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8th minute: United have responded. Elanga was put through on the right, and fired a shot at Aaron Ramsdale. That was followed by a corner from the right. Scott McTominay rose highest at the far post, but his downward header was wide of the goal. A 7th minute round of applause from both home and away fans for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family from him.

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2nd min: GOAL!

Arsenal are ahead! The hosts saw most of the ball in the opening minutes. They worked it down the left. A cross comes in which seems like it should be simple to deal with, but it beat the United center halves and Telles couldn’t deal with it. It made it through to Saka on the right. I have curled towards the far post. De Gea got a hand to it, but didn’t get it away from danger, and Tavares arrives to fire the loose ball home.

1st minute: We’re underway!

1 min to KO: There’s a minute of applause to commemorate the death of Steve Rowley, the former Arsenal chief scout, with both teams lining up around the center circle ahead of kick off.

3 mins to KO: Mikel Arteta has been emphasizing the need for the fans to get behind the team ahead of this game, and they’ve clearly listened. The Emirates is packed ahead of kick off, as the teams head out onto the pitch.

10 mins to KO: Alex Telles will have to be on his game today, up against Bukayo Saka who proved a real handful for Alonso and Sarr at Stamford Bridge. Many will be watching the United defence, to see how the central defensive partnership performs without Harry Maguire.

15 mins to KO: A worrying statistic for that Arsenal backline. Cedric coming in for Holding in an attacking move, and likely means Arsenal will try and play a higher line to squeeze up the pitch, a tactic which Holding isn’t best suited for.

40 mins to KO: The visitors are in place in North London. It will be a tricky test for Ralf Rangnick’s side today, with injuries having shorn the German of a number of players. His side of him have three center backs on the bench, and no recognized central midfielders.

60 mins to KO: The Arsenal team news is in. Nketiah leads the line. Cedric starts, with Ben White moving back inside to partner Gabriel.

The United team is announced too. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the side.

75 mins to KO: The Emirates is looking good in the North London sunshine. Team news in 15.

90 mins to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Arsenal vs. Man Utd. Over the years, this matchup has set the stage for some of the most iconic moments in Premier League history, and we can’t wait to see what this latest edition of the rivalry has in store.

Arsenal vs. Man United predicted line-ups

Cedric Sores returns to the Arsenal side, with benjamin white moving back into the right sided center back position. Mohamed Elneny keeps his place in midfield, while Eddie Nketiah starts up front. Both are rewarded for their performances at Stamford Bridge.

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Takehiro Tomiyasu returns to the Arsenal matchday squad, but starts the game on the bench.

Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale (GK)—Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares—Elneny, Xhaka—Saka, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe—Nketiah

Arsenal substitutes: Leno, Tomiyasu, Holding, Swanson, Lokonga, Azeez, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the starting lineup after missing the Liverpool game on compassionate grounds. It’s a center back pairing of Lindeloff and Varanawith Maguire benched. Paul Pogba joins Shaw, Cavaniand Fred on the injury list, with the quartet not making the squad for this game.

Manchester United line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK)—Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles—McTominay, Matic—Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho—Ronaldo

Manchester United substitutes: Henderson, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Mata, Garnacho, Rashford

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How to watch Arsenal vs. Man United

UK USES Canada Australia
Date April 23 April 23 April 23 April 24
Time 12.30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. ET 7:30 a.m. ET 12.30 a.m. AEST
TV-channel BT Sports 1 USA Network DAZN OptusSport
streaming bt sport NOW UNIVERSE DAZN OptusSport

In the US, televised Premier League games are also available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers.

In Canada, every Premier League game streams live on DAZN.




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