Arsenal Beats Manchester United 1-0, Keeps Premier League Title Hopes Alive

Arsenal defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford, with Leandro Trossard's 20th-minute goal securing the win. The victory keeps Arsenal's Premier League title hopes alive, moving them one point ahead of Manchester City.

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Arsenal Beats Manchester United 1-0, Keeps Premier League Title Hopes Alive

Arsenal Beats Manchester United 1-0, Keeps Premier League Title Hopes Alive

Arsenal secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 12, 2024, keeping their Premier League title hopes alive heading into the final matchday of the season. Leandro Trossard's goal in the 20th minute proved to be the difference as the Gunners moved back to the top of the table, one point ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

Trossard capitalized on slack defending from United to score his 12th Premier League goal of the season. Makeshift center back Casemiro was slow to push up, playing Kai Havertz onside and allowing him to drive into the box. Havertz's low cross found Trossard, who converted from close range. The goal was Trossard's 17th in all competitions this season, highlighting his importance to Mikel Arteta's side.

Arsenal's win was a professional performance, showcasing different faces throughout the game. They started by sitting off and forcing United to try and play through their compact mid-block, before hitting with the sucker punch goal. The Gunners' rest defence has been an underrated weapon in the title race, with 13 wins, 11 clean sheets, and only 13 goals conceded in Premier League away games this season.

The defeat extends Manchester United's damaging run of just one win in their last eight Premier League games. The Red Devils remain eighth in the table, three points behind Newcastle and Chelsea, with two matches left to play. Under-pressure manager Erik ten Hag faces further scrutiny following this latest setback.

Manchester City can still clinch the title with a win against Tottenham on Tuesday, but Arsenal's victory ensures that the race will go down to the final day. The Gunners will host Everton, while City faces West Ham at home. "Maybe it wasn't the prettiest game, but credit to the guys, we defended so well. We kept another clean sheet and one goal is enough to win the game," Trossard said after the match, underlining Arsenal's resilience and determination to fight until the end.

Key Takeaways

  • Arsenal beats Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.
  • Leandro Trossard scores the winner in the 20th minute.
  • Arsenal moves back to the top of the Premier League table.
  • Manchester United's defeat extends their poor run to one win in eight games.
  • The title race will go down to the final day of the season.