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EPL: Fellaini header condemns Wenger to Old Trafford defeat

Last updated on: April 29, 2018 23:35 IST


Arsene Wenger

IMAGE:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Arsene Wenger's final match at Old Trafford as Arsenal manager ended in defeat with a stoppage time header from substitute Marouane Fellaini earning the points for second-placed Manchester United.


Paul Pogba drove United into the lead in the 16th minute, pouncing after Alexis Sanchez had headed a Romelu Lukaku cross against the post.

Manchester United

IMAGE: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring their second goal with Marcus Rashford. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Arsenal, fielding a largely second string side, drew level in the 51st minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan, signed from United in January, beat David De Gea with a well-placed effort.

United's Marcus Rashford had the ball in the net in the final minute but the effort was ruled out for offside before Fellaini headed in the stoppage time winner from an Ashley Young cross.

Man City close in on points record with win at West Ham


Manchester City

IMAGE: West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku in action with Manchester City's Danilo. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

Manchester City secured a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday to move within two of the Premier League's single-season points record.

PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane got City -- already confirmed as Premier League champions two weeks ago -- up and running in the 13th minute, as his strike from the edge of the penalty area was deflected in by Patrice Evra.

Former City defender Pablo Zabaleta then put through his own net 14 minutes later to score City's 100th Premier League goal of the season, before Aaron Cresswell curled home a 42nd minute free kick to get West Ham back in it.

Second-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho made sure of the win, leaving West Ham just three points above the relegation zone in 15th.

City's tally of 102 goals for the season is one off Chelsea's Premier League record set in 2009-10. They have 93 points, two short of the Premier League record which was also set by Chelsea in 2004-2005.

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