Manchester United strikers gun down Arsenal

Elation: He also captained the Gunners in his final season as the club

Premier League champions Manchester United have defeated league leaders Arsenal by a goal at Old Trafford. Courtesy of a sublime header by Robin Van Persie, United have reduced the gap at the top of the table to 5 points.

Going into the fixture, it was expected that the game meant more to United than to Arsenal. A loss to their competitor from North London would have meant a huge [Read more…]

Manchester United v Arsenal: The battle resumes

September 21, 2003, Old Trafford… Referee Steve Bennett sends off Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira in the 80th minute for kicking out at Manchester United’s striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy. 10 minutes later, Diego Forlan is brought down in the penalty area by Martin Keown and United are awarded a spot kick. Up steps Van Nistelrooy, undeterred from taking up the responsibility despite missing his previous 2 penalty kicks. He runs towards the ball, strikes it cleanly, but [Read more…]