Manchester City‘s best goals vs Watford
Follow live coverage as Manchester City host Watford in the Premier League hoping to continue their push for the title. The defending champions take on the Hornets on Saturday hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table to four points ahead of rivals Liverpool’s derby against Everton on Sunday.
Manager Pep Guardiola insists this afternoon’s match is so important to his side he has not yet had much time to think about next week’s Champions League semi-final first-leg against Real Madrid. “I have had few, few thoughts about Madrid,” he said. “Brighton (on Wednesday) and Watford were so important. Tomorrow at 5pm I will start to watch them.”
The Hornets have lost their last 14 matches to the current Premier League leaders and not got the better of them since 1989. Boss Roy Hodgson has fared better in recent years, however, securing a memorable 3-2 win at the Etihad in 2018 and also holding City to draw two years ago whilst in charge of Crystal Palace. Follow all the latest following the conclusion of Arsenal vs Manchester United:
Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United, 50 minutes
It’s been a slow start to the second half but Arsenal have had the lion share of possession.
A long spell with the ball ends with the Gunners running the ball out of play for a goal kick.
United are now looking to build but in the action Fernandes went down injured. He got back to his feet from him but he seems to be clutching his hip from him.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:41
Back underground! Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United
The action at the Emirates is back underground.
Can Arsenal hold off United? Or will the visitors find a winner?
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:36
Half time: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United
Do you think this was a penalty?
Some people are saying it was soft but Telles does make contact with Saka in the box.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:30
Half time: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United
Well what a half of football!
Tavares got the scoring underway with an early goal but United didn’t fade away after conceding.
They created chances but it was Arsenal who doubled their lead with a penalty from Saka.
But Ronaldo wasn’t going to let it be the Gunners having the only say as he hit a one touch finish to put United back into it. It was also the star’s 100th Premier League goal.
We are in for a huge second half. More of the same please!
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:22
Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United, 45 + 3 mins
There’s five minutes added to this thrilling half.
Odegaard whips the ball in but it doesn’t find a teammate. The Gunners are seeing out this half with style, having the majority of possession and chances.
Ramsdale feels the pressure from Ronaldo as Cedric passes back to the keeper whose clearance is sloppy.
Telles gets a great shot away and Ramsdale saves well. Cedric then kicks it out of play for a corner. Fernandes gets a shot away but Arsenal block and they counter.
Odegaard gets a shot away with De Gea forced to make a save! I can’t type fast enough to keep up with this, unbelievable bit of football.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:19
Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United, 44 mins
Elneny’s deft touch does enough to worry De Gea who pushes it wide for a corner.
Cedric takes the kick and the ball pinballs around the box. Saka hits it but it’s blocked by Elanga.
Sancho is having a good game and is a huge nuisance down the left hand side. He has won a corner for the visitors with Fernandes the taker. Ramsdale has his eyes fixed on the ball and he collects. Odegaard was hit on the head in that exchange but the star is staying on the pitch.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:14
Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United, 39 mins
Ronaldo has been everywhere for United and it is fitting he’s the one to bring them back into this game.
There’s a break in play as Telles has gone down with an injury. He is back on his feet and will play on.
As play gets back underway Ramsdale makes a howler of a mistake again with a short pass. United almost pounces on it, what a moment that would have been!
Saka wins an Arsenal throw in but United force them back to halfway.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:09
GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United (Ronaldo, 34′)
What a moment for Ronaldo! Fernandes whips the ball in and Ronaldo takes a one touch finish.
His 100th Premier League goal.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:05
PENALTY! Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United (Saka, 32′)
A lovely penalty from Saka, the team are jumping all over him! De Gea went the wrong way.
Telles has also been booked for protesting the penalty call.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:03
Arsenal 1-0 Manchester United, 30 mins
The goal has been chalked off.
I’m speechless, this came after Nketiah had an earlier chance which De Gea saved well.
Saka is taken down in the box and all the United players just stopped playing.
VAR have decided it’s offside but they are now checking to see if there’s a penalty with that Saka challenge by Telles.
It’s a penalty! What a horrible first half for United.
Sarah Rendell23 April 2022 13:00