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  • Date:10 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:16:10
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,138
  • van Persie (26) van Persie (26)
Goal!

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92:01 +2.01

Unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by Laurent Koscielny results in a free kick.

The referee ends the match.

91:00 +1.00

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.

90:15 +0.15

Clearance by Phil Jones.

89:06

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

87:48

Phil Jones restarts play with the free kick.

87:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicklas Bendtner on Michael Carrick.

84:41

Marouane Fellaini comes on in place of Robin van Persie.

83:42

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

83:11

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jones.

82:46

Clearance made by Tom Cleverley.

82:03

Serge Gnabry replaces Mikel Arteta.

81:48

Clearance made by Mikel Arteta.

81:46

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

80:33

Free kick crossed by Robin van Persie.

80:02

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrice Evra.

78:47

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.

77:46

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Nicklas Bendtner coming on for Santi Cazorla.

77:06

Shinji Kagawa leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Giggs.

75:44

Laurent Koscielny has an effort at goal. Jonny Evans gets a block in.

74:56

Wayne Rooney receives a yellow card.

74:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on Aaron Ramsey.

73:04

Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

72:31

Bacary Sagna delivers the ball.

71:12

The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia.

68:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on Thomas Vermaelen.

67:57

Bacary Sagna produces a cross.

66:12

Shot by Wayne Rooney missed to the left of the target.

65:39

David De Gea takes the free kick.

65:10

Foul by Jack Wilshere on Phil Jones, free kick awarded.

64:32

Wayne Rooney manages to make a clearance.

63:56

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna.

60:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Vermaelen on Robin van Persie.

60:42

Phil Jones makes a clearance.

59:53

Wayne Rooney takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

58:40

Shot by Aaron Ramsey. David De Gea blocks the ball.

57:45

Shot by Mesut Ozil missed to the left of the net.

57:35

Short corner worked by Santi Cazorla.

57:07

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

56:08

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

55:37

Antonio Valencia produces a cross.

55:29

Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.

53:35

Phil Jones makes a clearance.

53:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

52:00

Unfair challenge on Michael Carrick by Olivier Giroud results in a free kick.

51:26

Jonny Evans makes a clearance.

49:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wayne Rooney on Kieran Gibbs.

48:11

Strike on goal comes in from Thomas Vermaelen from the free kick and goes left of the post.

47:22

Unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Tom Cleverley results in a free kick.

46:47

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jones.

46:23

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

The referee gets the second half started.

The half-time whistle blows.

46:16 +1.16

Laurent Koscielny fouled by Robin van Persie, the ref awards a free kick.

46:10 +1.10

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

45:46 +0.46

Nemanja Vidic takes the free kick.

45:35

Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

45:34

The ball is delivered by Antonio Valencia.

45:20 +0.20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Patrice Evra.

45:01

Tom Cleverley comes on in place of Nemanja Vidic.

43:41

Mathieu Flamini receives a yellow card.

43:33

Clearance made by Jonny Evans.

42:10

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

41:31

Phil Jones is shown a yellow card.

40:22

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Wojciech Szczesny.

40:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

37:06

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

35:05

Clearance by Jonny Evans.

32:51

The ball is swung over by Santi Cazorla.

32:05

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

31:38

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

30:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Wayne Rooney.

30:22

Bacary Sagna is booked.

29:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bacary Sagna on Patrice Evra.

29:34

Clearance made by Robin van Persie.

29:32

Free kick crossed by Mesut Ozil.

28:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Robin van Persie.

28:16

Jonny Evans makes a clearance.

26:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney. Robin van Persie grabs a goal with a headed effort. Man Utd 1-0 Arsenal.Assist by Wayne Rooney.

25:11

Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

24:57

Santi Cazorla fouled by Chris Smalling, the ref awards a free kick.

24:44

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

24:14

Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.

23:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrice Evra on Olivier Giroud.

22:20

Jonny Evans takes the free kick.

21:36

Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

20:40

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

20:36

Wayne Rooney produces a cross.

18:54

Nemanja Vidic restarts play with the free kick.

18:38

The referee blows for offside against Olivier Giroud.

17:13

Patrice Evra sends in a cross.

16:39

Olivier Giroud concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jones.

16:01

Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

14:59

Robin van Persie concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen.

13:20

Nemanja Vidic restarts play with the free kick.

13:00

Olivier Giroud concedes a free kick for a foul on Nemanja Vidic.

10:44

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra.

9:08

Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.

6:45

Jonny Evans manages to make a clearance.

5:23

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

3:46

The ball is swung over by Chris Smalling.

2:12

Foul by Olivier Giroud on Jonny Evans, free kick awarded.

1:19

Corner taken by Robin van Persie.

0:40

Clearance made by Kieran Gibbs.

0:12

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Wenger: Show me your title appetite Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has demanded his side show the "hunger" of champions at Manchester United on Sunday. The Gunners head to Old Trafford on the back of an impressive 1-0 Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund which put them on course for qualification from Group F. Even though Arsenal beat second-placed Liverpool 2-0 last weekend to move five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, time will tell whether Wenger's squad can last the distance through to May. Indeed earlier this week, Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney highlighted Arsenal's failure to maintain their form through the business end of recent campaigns. While Wenger is too experienced to pay much attention to mind games, the Frenchman understands it will now be down to how much his squad believe in themselves to end almost a decade without a trophy. "Usually after Christmas we have been very strong every season. For the rest, the comments are the comments - nobody knows what will happen in the future," said Wenger. He could have England midfielder Jack Wilshere back in his squad at United following an ankle problem. "What is the most important is that we trust our quality and show the resilience and the hunger to achieve what we can achieve," said Wenger. "We have made a lot of improvements at the back in our defensive game and we have done well in the last two games, but there is a lot to do. "We cannot come to the conclusion that we are in a position where we can relax - we have a lot more to achieve. "We have won nothing at all, we have just won two games, and what is important is what we achieve in the future." Arsenal will face their former captain Robin van Persie, the Holland forward having left the Emirates Stadium in August 2012 for B#24million and scored 26 goals as Sir Alex Ferguson's men delivered the title. Wenger admits it still does not sit well to see the player he signed as a 20-year-old from Feyenoord in the red of United, claiming "for me he is an Arsenal man". Van Persie, of course, was not the first high-profile Gunner to leave the Emirates Stadium in recent seasons in search of success, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor all having moved on for big-money fees. Wenger accepts it could seem some were perhaps a bit "impatient". He said: "We have gone through years where we had to be tight financially and we did it in a way that was logical and normal without fading too much at the top level. "Some players saw the other big clubs buying world-named players and of course they lost a little bit confidence that we can compete with them. "I think we have always been consistent in the way we thought the club has to be run, but at some stage we can turn the corner. Hopefully we have done it this year." David Moyes believes Arsenal's flying start to the Premier League campaign underlines the value of managerial longevity. In a summer of dramatic change at three of England's four Champions League contenders, Arsenal remained an oasis of stability. Although they had completed eight seasons without a trophy, there was never any question of the Gunners' hierarchy ditching their boss of 17 years. The decision has reaped its reward in Arsenal charging five points clear at the top of the table, and eight ahead of Manchester United ahead of Sunday's showdown at Old Trafford. It may be a surprise to some. Not to Moyes. "People who really know the game did mention Arsenal," said Moyes. "They've got stability. For the first time in a long time, a lot of the other sides have changed their manager. "I felt Arsenal would have an opportunity because they are not having those changes. The manager knew all the players and was used to working with them. "Arsenal have always been a good team, so it should not be a big surprise they have started the season so well. "It just shows it is the right way for clubs to go in the long-term. "I do believe that the way to get success is to stick with your manager and give them a lengthy period in the job." United will be without Danny Welbeck, who is sidelined with a knee injury, although Moyes does have the remainder of his squad available for the crunch clash.

Formation:4231Manager: David Moyes

Man Utd

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • David De Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Jonny Evans
  • Patrice Evra
  • Phil Jones
  • Michael Carrick
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Shinji Kagawa
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Luis Nani
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Adnan Januzaj

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Form Guide

    LLWDWW
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 28/04/2013
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 03/11/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 22/01/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 8 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 28/08/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 01/05/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 13/12/2010

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • R van Persie 5
  • W Rooney 5
  • D Welbeck 2
  • A Januzaj 2
  • AL Valencia 1
  • JB Hernandez 1

Arsenal

  • A Ramsey 6
  • O Giroud 5
  • L Podolski 2
  • M Ozil 2
  • J Wilshere 2
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • SG Cazorla 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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