Arsenal transfer above Man Utd as Solskjaer suffers first league defeat –

Ole Gunnar Solskjær watches on as Manchester United’s run of away wins got here to an finish. {Photograph}: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first Premier League defeat since being appointed Manchester United’s interim supervisor as Arsenal leapfrogged their opponents to maneuver into the highest 4.

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka beat David de Gea with a swerving shot from exterior the penalty space, which the United keeper was anticipated to cease.

Romelu Lukaku hit the bar whereas the sport was goalless, when it appeared simpler to attain, and Brazilian midfielder Fred struck a put up for United.

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno additionally produced two essential saves to maintain out Lukaku, earlier than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the hosts’ lead from the penalty spot after Fred’s foul on Alexandre Lacazette.

Quickly after Arsenal’s second objective, a fan ran on to the pitch and shoved United defender Chris Smalling earlier than being eliminated by stewards.

The Gunners have received seven out of 10 top-flight video games in 2019 and are one level behind north London rivals Tottenham, who sit third within the desk, with eight video games remaining.

United, who began the weekend in fourth, drop to fifth within the race for a Champions League spot subsequent season.

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