POGBA’S 100TH PL GAME ENDS IN STALEMATE THANKS TO AUBAMEYANG
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second half goal denied Paul Pogba a sweet celebration of his 100 th premier league match as Manchester United and Arsenal battled to a 1-1 at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford made a surprise start while Paul Pogba came into midfield alongside Scott McTominay while Gunners manager played the trio of Bukayo Saka, record signing Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack and Kieran Tierney on the bench.
Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford drove United forward as they tried to bounce back from last week’s defeat against West Ham. They controlled possession early but did not create clear opportunities to score.
Arsenal went close when Saka found himself free but David de Gea made a fantastic save. The North London side continue to pile pressure as Pepe threw out a brilliant save from the Spaniard and at the other end the Red Devils took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Rashford’s cut back was blasted past Leno from the edge of the box by McTominay to make it 1-0.
The home team continued their fine display but a mistake by Axel Tuanzebe saw Saka play in Aubameyang and the Gabonese coolly slotted past De Gea for his eighth premier league goal of the season. The goal was initially cancelled but after some check with VAR it was given for 1-1.