David de Gea-powered Manchester United stun Arsenal to trim City's lead

Aubrey Yates
December 7, 2017

But the win was far from routine even though early goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 up at the Emirates Stadium as soon as the 11th minute.

The visitors had Paul Pogba sent off for a risky challenge on Hector Bellerin in the second half, while Gunners centre-back Laurent Koscielny escaped with just a yellow card when he tripped Romelu Lukaku to break up a promising attack. However, Mourinho thinks his team were hard done by, citing a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku which only drew a yellow card.

David De Gea made 14 saves against Arsenal, equaling the record for the most stops in a Premier League match.

"I'll leave that one for you [the media]. The grass is absolutely lovely - I think there is a desire to go onto the grass".

But the hosts largely dominated the fixture, totalling 33 shots at goal and enjoying 75 per cent possession against Jose Mourinho's men.

"I congratulate Arsenal's medical department for taking a player that was a "no" to a full 90 minutes", Mourinho said.

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"I don't know", he said. "Arsenal played in some periods awesome attacking football - creating difficulties for us".

"We defended very well, I don't think they created many chances after that, so the three points stayed with us".

Leaders City can restore their eight-point advantage if they beat West Ham United in their game in hand on Sunday.

It was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who came under fire after accusing City's Raheem Sterling of diving last month.

"I feel guilty as well because we didn't start dominant at the back and gave ourselves a mountain to climb after 10 minutes by making stupid mistakes".

"I'm angry and disappointed because we produced an excellent performance with an excellent spirit - and in the end we have nothing to show for it", Wenger told talkSPORT. "But you can not make the mistakes we made at the beginning".

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