Manchester United set a brand new membership file of their 0-Zero draw with Arsenal on Saturday however misplaced floor on rivals Man City within the title race.
City performed earlier within the afternoon, beating Sheffield United 1-Zero on the Etihad, piling the strain on the Pink Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s aspect misplaced to the Blades at Outdated Trafford through the week however their away type has been rather more spectacular.
The stalemate on the Emirates made it 18 Premier League video games with out defeat – a brand new membership file.
Arsenal had been once more with out Kieran Tierney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whereas Bukayo Saka was additionally lacking by way of damage. United began Edinson Cavani up entrance rather than Anthony Martial.
It was the person who has been the driving drive of the Pink Devils’ latest success, Bruno Fernandes, that was on the centre of the motion within the early phases.
He noticed a weak penalty enchantment waved away by Michael Oliver earlier than clashing with Cedric Soares.
The Portgual worldwide was livid with the defender for a problem when the pair went up for a header.
Cedric caught Fernandes within the face along with his arm and the Man United man took subject with it.
The Arsenal defender was given a yellow card however talkSPORT’s Dean Ashton was stunned the incident didn’t warrant additional investigation.
“I’m stunned it hasn’t been thought of for a crimson card,” he mentioned.
Fernandes then was maybe fortunate to not even be booked himself for a problem on Granit Xhaka within the Arsenal half.
The midfielder raked his studs down the again of Xhaka’s ankle and VAR did check out the incident however deemed it was unfit of something extra critical.
Each groups noticed possibilities in entrance of objective however the high quality wasn’t fairly there for both crew to take the lead.
Fernandes reduce inside David Luiz however his shot sailed huge whereas Marcus Rashford had a chance within the six yard field however took too many touches earlier than being tackled.
On the different finish, Nicolas Pepe confirmed his talent with a number of step overs however his shot failed to bother David De Gea.
Late on within the first half, Fernandes had a free-kick simply exterior the field that was deflected over by the pinnacle of Luiz, who proceeded to rejoice like he’d scored a objective.
Arsenal began the brighter of the 2 groups after the break and piled the strain on United.
Willian, who changed Gabriel Martinelli at half-time, noticed an effort blocked by Aaron Wan-Bissaka as he struggled to get the ball out of his toes.
Alexandre Lacazette smashed the ball onto the crossbar from a harmful free kick, 20 minutes into the second half.
Edinson Cavani practically stole all three factors with a bicycle kick late on that went inches huge however, as was the theme for the sport, high quality in entrance of objective was missing.
United are three factors off Man City, who’ve a recreation in hand whereas Arsenal went above Chelsea, who face Burnley on Sunday.