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sport news Arsenal 1-3 : Jesse Lingard scores twice

Two goals from Jesse Lingard settled a modern Premier League classic in 's favour as they survived an Arsenal onslaught and the sending off of Paul Pogba to keep in touch with Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho's side produced a masterclass in counter-attacking football but were indebted to goalkeeper David De Gea for making a succession of crucial saves to keep Arsenal out.

A swift one-two inside the opening 11 minutes had Arsenal floored, as Antonio Valencia's low drive and Lingard's finish from a cute Anthony Martial flick through put United in command. 

Arsenal should have scored on several occasions during the first-half but did halve the deficit early in the second courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette. 

De Gea made a critical double save from Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez to keep United ahead, before they broke clear to extend their lead through Lingard's second.

Pogba was then sent off for a stamp on the back of Hector Bellerin's knee, meaning he'll miss next weekend's derby with City. But the 10-men of United clung on to move within five points of the leaders.

More to follow. 

Antonio Valencia is at the centre of celebrations after opening the scoring for Manchester United in the fourth minute

Antonio Valencia is at the centre of celebrations after opening the scoring for in the fourth minute

The United right wing-back drilled home a low shot after Arsenal's defence was pulled out of position by Paul Pogba

The United right wing-back drilled home a low shot after Arsenal's defence was pulled out of position by Paul Pogba

Valencia watches as his low shot beats Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and finds the bottom corner for the opening goal

Valencia watches as his low shot beats Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and finds the bottom corner for the opening goal

Valencia (right) leads the United celebrations with Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof after his early strike gave them the lead

Valencia (right) leads the United celebrations with Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof after his early strike gave them the lead

 

Jesse Lingard scores United's second goal on 11 minutes after being slipped through by Anthony Martial's cute flick

Jesse Lingard scores United's second goal on 11 minutes after being slipped through by Anthony Martial's cute flick

Lingard starts to celebrate after seeing his shot beat Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and nestle in the net for the second

Lingard starts to celebrate after seeing his shot beat Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech and nestle in the net for the second

Lingard celebrates by showing off some dance moves in front of the travelling Manchester United fans at the Emirates

Lingard celebrates by showing off some dance moves in front of the travelling fans at the Emirates

United's Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are pumped up as they shout to the travelling fans after Lingard's goal

United's Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are pumped up as they shout to the travelling fans after Lingard's goal

Aaron Ramsey and his Arsenal colleagues look dejected after falling two goals behind in just 11 minutes at the Emirates

Aaron Ramsey and his Arsenal colleagues look dejected after falling two goals behind in just 11 minutes at the Emirates

 

Alexandre Lacazette halved the deficit early in the second-half, following in to score after Aaron Ramsey teed him up

Alexandre Lacazette halved the deficit early in the second-half, following in to score after Aaron Ramsey teed him up

United were caught out attempting to appeal for an offside, allowing Ramsey to knock the ball back to Lacazette to score

United were caught out attempting to appeal for an offside, allowing Ramsey to knock the ball back to Lacazette to score

The goal, on 49 minutes, have Arsenal a lifeline in the match as Lacazette celebrates with his team-mates

The goal, on 49 minutes, have Arsenal a lifeline in the match as Lacazette celebrates with his team-mates

David de Gea reacts with dismay after Lacazette finally breaks down United's stubborn defensive resistance 

David de Gea reacts with dismay after Lacazette finally breaks down United's stubborn defensive resistance 

 

Having been under the cosh for most of the second-half, United broke away to score a third courtesy of Jesse Lingard

Having been under the cosh for most of the second-half, United broke away to score a third courtesy of Jesse Lingard

Lingard celebrates with a knee slide after scoring his second of the evening and United's third on 63 minutes

Lingard celebrates with a knee slide after scoring his second of the evening and United's third on 63 minutes

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