Arsenal inflict first league defeat on Solskjaer\'s United

Arsenal inflict first league defeat on Solskjaer's United

Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday, lifting the Londoners above their opponents into fourth place in the Premier League.

It ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten domestic run as United's caretaker manager.

A swerving strike from Granit Xhaka and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty earned the Gunners a victory that sent them into the Champions League places while pushing United back down to fifth.

The win lifted Arsenal to 60 points, just one point behind their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who are third, and two points above United.

Earlier on Sunday, second-placed Liverpool beat Burnley 4-2 to move on to 73 points, one behind leaders and champions Manchester City, with the battle for the title now looking to be a two-team race.

It was United's first league defeat since Dec. 16, Jose Mourinho's last game in charge, and ended Solskjaer's remarkable three-month, 12-match unbeaten league start as his interim replacement.

"It has been fantastic so far but today is the the lowest we have been because we lost and we missed the chance to put pressure on Spurs," said Solskjaer, who was brought down to earth after United's astonishing midweek Champions League triumph at Paris St Germain.

"We have won games we have not deserved to win and today we lost a game we did not deserve to lose."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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