LONDON: Striker Eddie Nketiah scored a last-minute winner to give Arsenal a 3-2 win at home to Manchester United and retain their five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, with a game less played.
The striker scored a left-foot volley in the 90th minute to decide an edge-of-the-seat game that Arsenal deserved to win, although it also highlighted Manchester United's continued improvement under Erik ten Hag, reports Xinhua news agency.
Marcos Rashford's hot streak continued in the 17th minute when he put United ahead, but Nketiah's first goal of the match quickly leveled the scores seven minutes later. Bukayo Saka put Arsenal ahead in the 53rd minute, only for Lisandro Martinez's diving header six minutes later to leave things all square. Arsenal did most of the pressing from them on, but it wasn't until the last minute of normal time that Nketiah's second goal of the match assured the points.
Earlier in the day, Erling Haaland's fourth hat-trick of the season saw Manchester City to a 3-0 win at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. He opened the scoring in the 40th minute with a powerful header from Kevin de Bruyne's cross and netted his second from the penalty spot four minutes after the break.The Norwegian then scored his 25th league goal of the campaign after good work from Riyad Mahrez to round off the afternoon.
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