Do tune in to catch Barcelona play Malaga - and Real take on Atletico later on tonight
A thousand apologies for the tech issues, and thank you for sticking with us.
Anirudh Menon signing out
Peep! Peep! FULLTIME
1-1. Arsenal steal the point at the end.
93' a throw deep in Arsenal territory for United. This is probably their last chance
92' Rooney and Herrera try a slick freekick routine. It fails miserably.
91' United are pouring forward in a sea of red. Valencia wins a foul, and Xhaka a YELLOW.
Four minutes added on
Wow! THAT CAME OUT OF THE BLUE. Oxlade Chamberlain skins Rashford on the left and puts in a ball that Giroud climbs highest to connect with. WHAT A HEADER
88' Pass Pass Pass go Arsenal. WHAT ARE THESE FOOTBALLERS DOING.
87' Sanchez tries to inject some pace into the Arsenal game, but his forward pass smacks off the head of Schneiderlin and bounces away out of danger.
86' Arsene Wenger is scratching his head in frustration - why Arsenal are not passing forward, only the ten outfielders wearing yellow know. They have been desperately poor this half.
84' SUBSTITUTION - the goal-scorer Juan Mata OFF, Schneiderlin ON. Bus, please get into reverse position now. Sensible change that from Mourinho
83' SUBSTITUTION - Oxlade Chamberlain on for the very poor Jenkinson. The kitchen sink has been well and truly thrown by Monsieur Wenger
82' Arsenal look so very unlike themselves here- they are rusty, lack any sort of cohesion, and are doing nothing positive with the ball
81' Manchester United are sitting back, letting Arsenal come on and hitting on the counter. Very 2006 this.
79' SUBSTITUTION - XHAKA On for Coquelin
76' Alexis Sanchez proves my point by wafting in a ball that sails miles over everyone's head
75' Arsenal are being pegged in. Giroud came on for Elneny but the Frenchman has had no service whatsover
74' Rooney hassles Carl Jenkinson, and Rashford is the beneficiary... Coquelin makes a simply superb tackle to stop Rashford in his tracks. A slight mistiming, and that was a penalty
The goal was beautifully worked as Herrera ran into the box, squared it to and onrushing Mata and the Spaniard made no mistake
A thousand apologies for missing out on twenty odd minutes, we were having some pretty serious tech issues.
The players are running out! It's almost time to play some more football!
That was a half of some pretty good football; there have been moments of controversy - and both sides got away with some rash decisions - it's been even so far. United have edged the possession and have tested Cech far more than Arsenal have De Gea.
45' One minute added on. Pass pass pass go Arsenal as United settle into two banks of four
44' Ramsey gives it away and Rashford is off on his scooters. He ghosts past one... two... three Arsenal players before Coquelin takes the ball back with a spectacular tackle.
43' Sanchez is playing near the halfway line - playing well, but still at the halfway line. The visitors are knocking it about in their inimitable fashion. Pass pass pass pass
42' Walcott and Alexi attempt to counter, but Jones is in place to clear.
41' Pogba opens up Old Trafford with a magnificent ball across to Valencia, but the Ecuadorian runs into a crowd of yellow after skinning Monreal.
40' From the corner, Martial has another pop at it, but it's straight to Mr. Cech.
39' OW OW OW MARTIAL!!!! After some superb pressing from Mata wins the ball back, Martial is played and he curls an attempt at goal. Another superb save fro Cech.
38' United are hammering at Arsenal's doors. But Arsenal relieve the pressure with a superb ball from Ramsey. The ball is knocked around outside the box, and Elneny gets fed up and smacks it into the crowd. *Sigh*
37' The corner comes to nothing, but Jenkinson dillies and dallies and lets United win a throw-in.
36' OH JUAN MATA!! HE SELLS KOSCIELNY THE MOTHER OF ALL DUMMIES AND SMACKS IT AT GOAL. CECH DOES SUPERBLY TO SAVE!
35' Valencia runs into the box, and Monreal falls on him. For some reason Marriner waves it away (it's 50-50 that) - that could have been a penalty. A reprieve for both sides here.
34' Neither United nor Arsenal have registered a shot on target so far. Like my man Amartojit is LOL-ing next to me - #endtoend
33' DARMIAN SHOULD BE OFF! He goes in studs up on Jenkinson and that really should have been a second yellow. Lucky, lucky, boy
32' Jenkinson loses Martial with a shake of his hips but his cross isn't up to the mark.
31' Jones almost sells De Gea short with a shoddy backpass, but the Spanish keeper is alive to the danger and whacks it clear before Walcott can get to it.
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