FULL TIME: Manchester United 0 – 1 Arsenal

It was far from one-way traffic as Arsenal clinched a vital victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their Premier League encounter on Sunday evening. The Gunners had to defend for their lives at times deep in the second half as the hosts piled on the pressure, but Mikel Arteta’s side largely looked comfortable in sealing a fine win to take the title race to the final day.

Arsenal regained top spot in the Premier League table courtesy of Leandro Trossard’s first-half winner in a 1-0 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford that keeps alive their title hopes.

Mikel Arteta’s side produced a functional rather than an inspired display to move a point above Manchester City having played a game more than the defending champions after Trossard punished some slack United defending by tapping home Kai Havertz’s cutback on 20 minutes.

It was only Arsenal’s second league win at Old Trafford in the past 17 years, but the deserved victory again turns the focus on City, who visit Tottenham on Tuesday before hosting West Ham at the Etihad on the final day next Sunday.

Arsenal – who saw England winger Bukayo Saka forced off late on due to injury – have won 15 out of their past 17 matches in the Premier League, but need City to drop points to be in with a chance of winning the title.

The Gunners are chasing a first Premier Lesgue crown since 2004 and remain well in the hunt heading for their final-day meeting with Everton.

They have 86 points from 37 games with City on 85 points from 36 outings, as Pep Guardiola’s team bid to become the first side to win four straight titles in England.

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