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  • Date:28 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,448
  • Welbeck (21) Young (27)
    Rooney (40) Rooney (63) Nani (66)
    Park (69) Rooney - pen (81) Young (90)
  • Walcott (45)
    van Persie (73)
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93:04 +3.04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Smalling on Marouane Chamakh. Andrey Arshavin restarts play with the free kick.

92:32 +2.32

Effort on goal by Ji-Sung Park from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:55 +0.55

Ashley Young grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal.Assist by Ryan Giggs.

90:17 +0.17

Andrey Arshavin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

89:38

Patrice Evra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Johan Djourou restarts play with the free kick.

88:22

Chris Smalling sends in a cross, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

87:40

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey. Johan Djourou restarts play with the free kick.

87:08

The referee blows for offside against Javier Hernandez. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

85:49

Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

84:29

The referee blows for offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

82:51

The offside flag is raised against Ashley Young. Marouane Chamakh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robin van Persie. Henri Lansbury replaces Theo Walcott. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

80:01

Theo Walcott gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra. Placed penalty scored by Wayne Rooney. Man Utd 7-2 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Patrice Evra.

75:57

Carl Jenkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez. Carl Jenkinson sent off. Wayne Rooney produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

75:05

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

73:13

Robin van Persie finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Man Utd 6-2 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Carl Jenkinson.

71:23

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, Close range header by Laurent Koscielny goes wide of the left-hand post.

71:06

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Ryan Giggs gets a block in.

69:38

Ji-Sung Park scores a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 6-1 Arsenal.Ashley Young provided the assist for the goal.

69:03

Wayne Rooney has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area hitting the post.

67:18

Ryan Giggs comes on in place of Oliveira Anderson. Ji-Sung Park replaces Luis Nani.

66:08

Luis Nani fires in a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 5-1 Arsenal.Wayne Rooney provided the assist for the goal.

65:10

Corner taken by Robin van Persie, Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

63:38

Wayne Rooney finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 4-1 Arsenal.Assist by Ashley Young.

62:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Djourou on Wayne Rooney. Booking for Johan Djourou for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Wayne Rooney.

61:34

Francis Coquelin goes off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on.

61:00

Luis Nani takes a shot. Johan Djourou manages to make a clearance.

60:50

Ashley Young takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

60:33

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

59:55

Luis Nani delivers the ball, clearance made by Johan Djourou.

58:34

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

55:54

Robin van Persie decides to take a short corner. The offside flag is raised against Javier Hernandez. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

55:25

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

54:25

Ashley Young delivers the ball.

53:25

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Blocked by Oliveira Anderson.

52:56

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

51:31

Inswinging corner taken by Oliveira Anderson.

51:27

A cross is delivered by Wayne Rooney, clearance made by Johan Djourou.

50:20

Patrice Evra challenges Theo Walcott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

49:27

Effort on goal by Luis Nani from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

47:53 +2.53

A goal is scored by Theo Walcott from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 3-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Tomas Rosicky.

47:52

The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.

47:30

Ashley Young takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

46:19 +1.19

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

46:05

Foul by Wayne Rooney on Johan Djourou, free kick awarded. Johan Djourou takes the free kick.

45:27 +0.27

The referee blows for offside. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

43:46

Corner taken by Oliveira Anderson, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

42:50

Carl Jenkinson delivers the ball.

42:09

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

40:56

Wayne Rooney finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Man Utd 3-0 Arsenal.Ashley Young provided the assist for the goal.

39:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Jenkinson on Ashley Young. Carl Jenkinson goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Rooney.

38:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Johan Djourou. Luis Nani produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

36:24

Andrey Arshavin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

34:56

Javier Hernandez comes on in place of Danny Welbeck.

31:52

Oliveira Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Francis Coquelin. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

31:43

Centre by Tom Cleverley, Johan Djourou manages to make a clearance.

30:52

The ball is crossed by Wayne Rooney, Header from close in by Danny Welbeck misses to the left of the target.

30:16

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save. Robin van Persie takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

27:56

A goal is scored by Ashley Young from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-0 Arsenal.

26:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tomas Rosicky from the left by-line.

26:08

Jonathan Evans goes into the referee's book.

25:23

Penalty awarded for a foul by Jonathan Evans on Theo Walcott. The referee shows Ashley Young a yellow card for dissent. Penalty taken by Robin van Persie saved by David De Gea. Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal.

21:23

Danny Welbeck scores a headed goal from close in. Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal.Oliveira Anderson provided the assist for the goal.

21:00

Patrice Evra produces a cross, Armand Traore manages to make a clearance.

20:40

Andrey Arshavin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Jones.

19:58

Theo Walcott crosses the ball.

17:12

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Blocked by Oliveira Anderson.

16:52

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson, Phil Jones makes a clearance.

16:36

The ball is sent over by Robin van Persie.

16:02

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Oliveira Anderson, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

14:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Andrey Arshavin. Andrey Arshavin is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Chris Smalling.

13:04

Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.

11:34

Luis Nani sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Danny Welbeck misses to the right of the goal.

10:53

Theo Walcott has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

10:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Tom Cleverley. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.

9:53

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurent Koscielny. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

7:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Danny Welbeck. Oliveira Anderson takes the free kick.

6:30

Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Welbeck goes wide of the right-hand upright.

6:04

Luis Nani crosses the ball.

4:55

Carl Jenkinson takes a shot. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.

4:14

Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

3:58

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

2:09

Tom Cleverley has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

Match Preview

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Man Utd

Formation: 433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • David De Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Phil Jones
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Luis Nani
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Oliveira Anderson
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Danny Welbeck
  • SUBS
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Ji-Sung Park
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Fabio Da Silva

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Match Report

Eight of the best for United Manchester United shattered Arsenal by slamming eight goals past the shell-shocked Gunners to secure an astonishing 8-2 victory at Old Trafford. The home side's delirious fans mocked Arsene Wenger with chants of "You're getting sacked in the morning" as Wayne Rooney walked off with the matchball, having scored his 150th Red Devils goal, then adding two more after half-time to complete his hat-trick. Yet Rooney's efforts did not even account for half of United's staggering tally as they scored eight for the first time since 1999. Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young, Nani and Park Ji-sung also found the net before Young completed the rout with his second. It was Arsenal's worst ever defeat against United and the first time they have conceded eight in a league game since 1896. The result leaves Wenger staring at the biggest crisis of his 15 years at the helm. For Sir Alex Ferguson, so strident in his defence of the Frenchman pre-match, this is of little concern. His side are yet to drop a point, as are their noisy neighbours across the city. And while there are plenty at Stamford Bridge and Anfield who will strongly disagree this season already seems to be turning into an eight-month shoot-out between the red and blue halves of Manchester. That United suffered a series of setbacks during the first-half just made the 3-1 interval scorline even more remarkable. Jonny Evans conceded a penalty, Welbeck limped off with a hamstring injury and Theo Walcott scored. None of this prevented Ferguson's side jogging off to a rapturous reception after a mesmeric display, in which their youngsters again showed their class, and even David De Gea joined the party. Derided for his performances since an #18million summer move from Atletico Madrid, De Gea needed a lift. Turning Robin van Persie's penalty round the post provided it. It was the central component of a pivotal five-minute spell, during which United established their clear superiority. The hosts had already threatened to dismantle an Arsenal side shorn of Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen, in addition to the suspensions of Alex Song and Gervinho. But when Anderson lifted the ball over Arsenal's static defence, Welbeck had too much strength for Johan Djourou and headed over Wojciech Szczesny. In their present fragile state, Van Persie's failure to punish Jonny Evans' penalty box foul on Walcott was a shattering blow. That United immediately headed up to the other end and doubled their advantage through Young's magnificent curling strike only made matters worse. Even Welbeck's injury, which will surely deprive England of his services in Bulgaria next week, was only a minor inconvenience, especially as his replacement was last season's star man Javier Hernandez. Rooney added his name to the scoresheet with a perfect free-kick, which beat Szczesny's despairing grasp to find the top corner. Walcott pulled one back in stoppage time for the visitors but when Young forced Szczesny into an excellent save by his near post straight after the restart, Arsenal's fans could sense what was unfolding and launched into long and passionate backing of their team. It wasn't that Arsenal were incapable. Had Van Persie's first-time volley found the net instead of being superbly repelled by De Gea or Andrey Arshavin's close-range effort not flicked wide off Evans, they would have been back in with a chance. They were incapable of preventing United from swarming all over them though. The heroic Szczesny denied Young. Nani contrived to miss from four yards. It was all rather embarrassing for the visitors, who simply could not hold out. When Johan Djourou pulled Rooney down on the edge of the area, he was merely creating the opportunity for England's number one striker to replicate his landmark United goal with his 151st. Rooney then sent Nani through, the Portugal winger calmly chipping Szczesny before making way for Park Ji-sung, who promptly grabbed one himself. Van Persie pulled one back amid the carnage, which also saw Carl Jenkinson sent off for hauling down Hernandez, having already been booked. At that stage, Arsenal would happily have accepted the final whistle. But their agony was far from being over. After Van Persie has scored, Walcott pulled one back, which merely seemed to annoy their hosts. Evra was brought down by Walcott, allowing Rooney to complete his hat-trick from the spot and then, in stoppage time, Young added an eighth. The scoreboard told its own story at the final whistle. United will march on to face the threat posed by Roberto Mancini and his men. For Wenger, there are far more searching and deep-rooted questions that, in the wake of the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, may not be easy to answer.

Form Guide

    WW
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • DL

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 01/05/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 13/12/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 3
  • Man Utd
  • 31/01/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 29/08/2009
  • Man Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 16/05/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 08/11/2008

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 2
  • OL Anderson 1
  • D Welbeck 1

Arsenal

    Goals

    Man Utd

      • Total goals 6
      • Goals per game 5
    • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
    • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

    Arsenal

      • Total goals 1
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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