JAC Sport, London - Manchester United keep the competition with local rivals, Manchester City. Important victory 2-1 with Arsenal, Sunday, December 22, 2012.
The first half almost ended with goalless. Both teams alternated goals to build an attack but never created.
The goal scored when the game entered injury time the first half. MU goal scored by Antonio Valencia. Receiving a cross from Ryan Giggs, No one cover Valencia and result Arsenal must be left 0-1.
The second half, Wenger put new players 17 years old, Nicholas Yennaris. He was signed to replace Johan Djourou who appeared less than optimal during the first half.
51st minutes, Robin van Persie throw away a golden opportunity to equalize. Receive feedback from Thomas Rosicky he's actually been a free-standing. But his kick bounced just over the crossbar.
Manchester United almost doubled their advantage 64th minutes. Danny Welbeck ran and outwit the Arsenal goalkeeper, Szczesny. Unfortunately, the ball that was almost signed can still be driven Per Mertesacker.
Arsenal had equalized at 71st minutes goal by Robin van Persie. Starting from Rosicky long ball, the ball then greeted Oxlade-Chamberlain before received by Van Persie. Van Persie calmly take advantage of opportunities to score goals and beat goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.
The visitor returned back ahead on 81st minutes. This time the hero is Danny Welbeck. Receiving feedback ripe Antonio Valencia, without error Welbeck outwit Arsenal goalkeeper, Szczesny.
Score 2-1 to Manchester United advantage lasted until the end of the game. These results make Sir Alex Ferguson's troops remained in second position by collecting 51 points from 22 games, the difference of 3 points from Manchester City.
Line Up :
Arsenal : Szczesny, Djourou (Nicholas Yennaris 46’), Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Ramsey (Park 84’), Song, Rosicky, Walcott, Van Persie 71', Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arshavin 74’).
Manchester United : Lindegaard, Smalling, Jones (Rafael Da Silva 17’ (Park Ji-Sung 74’)), Evans, Evra, Valencia 45+2', Carrick, Giggs, Nani (Paul Scholes 75’), Welbeck 81', Rooney.