MU Vs Arsenal: Ronaldo Two Goals, Red Devils Win 3-2
Manchester United overcame Arsenal’s resistance in week 14 of the 2021/2022 Premier League . The Red Devils won 3-2, with Cristiano Ronaldo contributing two goals.
Competing at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Friday (11/3/2021) early morning WIB, a lot of drama happened in this MU vs Arsenal match . Referee Martin Atkinson used VAR twice to determine goals.
United first fell behind Arsenal through Emile Smith-Rowe’s goal , which was created when goalkeeper David De Gea lay in pain. VAR confirmed the goal, and Arsenal led 1-0.
Coming to the end of the first half, Bruno Fernandes evened the score to 1-1. He took advantage of Fred’s bait in the penalty box.
In the second half, three goals were created. United led 2-1 through Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in the 52nd minute, then Aubameyang equalized two minutes later.
On the third goal, Ronaldo ensured MU victory. The goal was created by a penalty, after Fred was violated. It was not considered a penalty, but VAR said otherwise. The penalty was obtained by MU, and CR7 could convert it into a goal. The score 3-2 lasted until the end.
The victory made United move up to 7th position in the Premier League standings with 21 points. While Arsenal are still stuck in 5th place with 23 points.
The course of the match
Arsenal pressed a lot in the early minutes. The hosts are under pressure. In the first ten minutes, Arsenal got three opportunities. One of them is from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who can release a shot on target against David De Gea, after continuing Emile Smith-Rowe’s pass.
Arsenal’s pressure led to a goal in the 14th minute. Emile Smith-Rowe netted David De Gea’s goal, but had time to be in the spotlight.
Starting from a wild ball from a corner, Smith-Rowe fired a shot at the goal of De Gea, who was in pain. Yes, Smith-Rowe broke into the MU goal when De Gea was lying down.
The Spanish goalkeeper was in pain, after being stepped on by Fred, while securing an Arsenal corner. While in pain, Smith-Rowe released the ball into the MU goal.
MU players protest because Arsenal players are considered unsportsmanlike, namely breaking into the goal when the opposing player is lying down. Referee Martin Atkinson then reviewed the VAR to check it, and the goal was still confirmed.
After being left behind, MU just put a lot of pressure on it. Several opportunities were obtained through Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire, but failed to bring goals.
Manchester United could only equalize in the 44th minute. Bruno Fernandes broke into Arsenal’s goal , after utilizing Fred’s pull bait from the left side. Bruno’s shot failed to be dammed by Aaron Ramsdale. The 1-1 score lasted until the break.
The second half rolled, MU could turn the lead in the 52nd minute. It was Cristiano Ronaldo who changed the score to 2-1, after utilizing Marcus Rashford’s bait in the penalty box.
Just two minutes later, Arsenal equalized the score to 2-2. Martin Odegaard can continue Gabriel Martinelli’s header into a goal.
Arsenal had a chance to take the lead in the 65th minute. Aubameyang continued Ben White’s through ball with a volley on goal, but the ball was saved by De Gea, who did well in goal for United.
In the 70th minute, MU returned the lead to 3-2. The penalty was given to Michael Carrick’s foster son, after Fred was violated by Odegaard. It was not considered a penalty, but the referee changed his mind after seeing the VAR. And Ronaldo scored his second goal through a white spot, to bring Manchester United back to 3-2.
Five minutes later, Aubameyang almost broke into the MU goal. Utilizing Martinelli’s bait, his sontekannya in the goal mouth can still be secured by De Gea.
Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard’s opportunity in the 80th minute, namely a shot from a tight angle after a quick counter-attack, could also be suppressed by Ramsdale. The score 3-2 lasted until the game broke up, MU won over Arsenal.
Manchester United : De Gea, Dalot, Lindeloef, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Rashford (Lingard 79), Bruno (Van de Beek 90), Sancho, Ronaldo (Martial 88)
Arsenal : Ramsdale, Nuno, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu, Thomas, Elneny, Smith-Rowe (Saka 70), Odegaard (Nketiah 79), Martinelli, Aubameyang (Lacazette 79)