The climactic midweek game between the Premier League’s two biggest giants, Manchester United and Arsenal, is taking place at Old Trafford and the boy has established his reputation from the very first minutes of the game. Arsenal took a 1-0 lead thanks to Emile Smith Rowe’s controversial strike in the 13th minute.
The Gunners started the game on the front foot, and ultimately cost their dominance when Smith Rowe capitalized on an internal surge from Fred and David De Gea inside the box. The visitors managed four corners in the first 15 minutes and won the last one when Martin Odegaard flew over from a dead-ball situation.
Manchester United shot himself in the foot to concede an early goal from a funny mistake
United captain Harry Maguire broke the cross, however, the problem was just beginning with Manchester United. Within 6 yards, David De Gea came down immediately, but the game continued and the ball reached Emile Smith Rowe on the edge of the penalty area.
The youngster continued his play and fired his first shot, sending it into goal while David De Gea lay on the ground anticipating a foul to be made for his team. United players began to protest against the goal and the game was halted for several minutes, as VAR intervened after seeing it. Manchester UnitedFred of the man who collided with David De Gea, means it was not a foul for United.
Referee Martin Atkinson appeared to have blown his whistle when the shot was taken, but only blew the free-kick after the ball went over the net. Chris Kavanagh, the VAR referee allowed the goal to stand still and the home side took a 1-0 lead after 35 minutes.
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