Aubameyang inspires Arsenal to 1st EPL win at Man Utd's Old Trafford

Aubameyang inspires Arsenal to 1st EPL win at Man Utd's Old Trafford

- Manchester United bow to Arsenal at Old Trafford for the first time since September 2006

- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal that separated the two sides after the regulation period

- The Red Devils have equally lost all three home games in the EPL since the 2020-21 season kicked off

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half goal in the 69th minute was all Arsenal needed to claim their first Premier League victory at Old Trafford since September 17, 2006.

The 31-year-old fired the North Londoners to victory from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba fouled Hector Bellerin in his danger zone.

Brazilian forward Willian started the move from the right-wing who tried to break into the 18-yard box but was prevented before threading a pass to his teammate and the move earned them a chance at goal.

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Mikel Arteta got the game off to a bright start with the duo of Willian and Bukayo Saka making audacious moves into United's danger zone.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men made their first clear attempt as Scott McTominay delivered a superb cross into the Gunners' box but the defenders were in the right place to clear the delivery out of their space.

The visitors continued to create more chances but none of them were good enough to help them find the back of the net.

With one minute left to play in the opening half, Bellerin sent a stunning curling cross into the heart of the defence but Saka's header from the centre of the box goes a whisker over the bar.

The game resumed with both teams looking for their first goal of the game but neither could pull that up in the early minutes of the second half.

But the reigning FA Cup champions found the courage to make an audacious attacking move which eventually ended up earning them a spot-kick and eventually, a goal.

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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Lionel Messi's goal against Ferencvaros made him the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League campaigns, according to Goal.

The Barcelona captain was brought down in the penalty box and he took the responsibility in taking the penalty which he converted in the 27th minute of their Group G opener.

Messi is now the second player after Man United legend Ryan Giggs to score in 16 seasons in the elite competition overall. Ansu Fati also set a record as the player to score more than once before his 18th birthday following his brilliant strike before half-time.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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