Robin Van Persie downs his ex-club, Arsenal

Robin Van Persie scores for ManU

Robin Van Persie scores for ManU

Manchester United have secured a narrow victory against Arsenal in the Premier League today thanks to a goal from Robin van Persie.

The first save of the game came from Wojciech Szczesny as Wayne Rooney went for goal from 25 yards. However, the pace was taken off the shot by a deflection and it was a fairly comfortable save.

United’s dominance in the opening minutes saw them have 66% possession, although they failed to create more than that Rooney chance.

Arsenal were struggling to involve their creative players in the game, and Van Persie pounced on 27 minutes to open the scoring against his old club. Rooney’s curling corner was met by the Dutchman and the ball looped in.

The Red Devils continued on the front foot as the half progressed, and Rooney claimed for a penalty when he was barged over in the box, but the referee saw it differently.

Szczesny went down after a clash of heads with Phil Jones, but both men were able to carry on. However, Jones did receive a yellow card.

The second half began without much in the way of action, but Mesut Ozil could have equalised, although he could only find the side-netting.

Minutes later, Rooney had a big chance to extend United’s lead. After Van Persie had failed to control the ball, it fell to Rooney, but the striker’s shot drifted wide.

The Gunners began to put pressure on the home side, but Arsene Wenger’s team was unable to force an opening.

Bacary Sagna then whipped in a cross that got a slight flick off a United head to go out for a corner.

However, the Gunners were unable to find a way past the home defence, although again Sagna sent in a cross that missed everyone.

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