Mourinho’s United end away day hoodoo at Arsenal

Manchester United recorded a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening. The victory over the Gunners ended a run of seven games without a victory at their top-six rivals grounds.

In fact, the Red Devils had scored just once in seven visits to their top-six rivals in that seven-game winless run. However, they set about improving that record early on in this clash, as Antonio Valencia opened the scoring after just four minutes.

The home side was stunned on 11 minutes, as Jesse Lingard added a second goal for the visitors. Arsenal got a goal back early in the second half through Alexandre Lacazette. However, United sealed the victory with a third goal midway through the second half.

There was still time for Paul Pogba to be dismissed for a reckless challenge on Hector Bellerin. However, Jose Mourinho shut up shop with a number of defensive substitutions.

Lingard will get the plaudits for his brace, but it was the performance of United goalkeeper David de Gea that caught the eye. Time and time again the Spaniard kept the home side at bay with superb saves.

The former Atletico Madrid stopper notched up 14 saves in the game to help the Red Devils record the victory.

The win moved United to within five points of rivals Manchester City. However, the Citizens have a home game later today against struggling West Ham, so the gap may increase once more.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Sam Allardyce recorded a 2-0 win over Huddersfield in his first game as Everton boss. Meanwhile, Alan Pardew’s debut game as West Brom boss saw the Baggies draw 0-0 at home against Crystal Palace.

Liverpool recorded an emphatic 5-1 win at Brighton and Stoke won 2-1 at home against Swansea to ease any relegation fears.

Other Premier League results:

Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle

Leicester 1-0 Burnley

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

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