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Saka scores own goal as Arsenal suffer dissapointing defeat against Aston Villa.

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Arsenal’s three-match winning run came to an abrupt end after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium.

Two goals from Ollie Watkins and Bukayo Saka’s own goal were all the guests needed to claim maximum victory in the end. The visitors got started on a very blistering start after John McGinn found the back of the net in the first 60 seconds of the meeting but the goal was chopped off by the referee. Dean Smith’s men continued to mount pressure on the North Londoners in the early minutes of the game but nothing was forthcoming until the 25th minute. England international Bukayo Saka who has been impressive for the club gave the away team the lead through an own goal. The goal was good enough to help The Villa claim the opening half victory as they headed for the dressing room with the advantage. After returning to the pitch for the remainder of the meeting, the away team continued to look for more goals to consolidate their lead at the Emirates.

Watkins doubled Villa’s lead in the 72nd minute and three minutes later, he completed his brace while increasing the away team’s tally to three goals. Mikel Arteta’s wards have now suffered their fourth defeat since the league kicked off two months ago, and they are currently 11th on the log with 12 points. Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City and Liverpool’s Premier League clash ended in a 1-1 draw at Etihad after Kevin de Bruyne missed a glorious chance to earn his side all the three points. Both teams who have been tipped as title favourites faced off in a battle that brought Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp face-to-face on Sunday, November 8.

However, neither manager was able to outshine the other tactically, with both side settling for a point.

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United grab victory after Cavani’s brace insipires comback and sinks Saints

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Edinson Cavani came off the bench to inspire a stunning Manchester United comeback as they turned around a two-goal deficit to secure a superb victory at Southampton.

 

The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker was a half-time replacement for out-of-sorts Mason Greenwood with Saints two goals up and in control of a fluctuating encounter at St. Mary’s – the veteran turning the tide with a virtuoso display and a brilliant headed double.

 

James Ward-Prowse was United’s tormentor in that first half, setting up Jan Bednarek’s 23rd minute header with a corner before floating a magnificent free-kick beyond David de Gea 10 minutes later.

 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who watched his side waste a host of chances and also had to replace the injured De Gea with Dean Henderson at the interval, sent on Cavani to perform the rescue act and the deadline-day signing obliged in spectacular style.

 

Cavani was a constant threat, setting up Bruno Fernandes to pull one back just on the hour before showing the old instincts remained fully intact to divert the Portuguese midfield man’s deflected shot past the excellent Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy with a diving header, 16 minutes from time.

 

As the game entered injury time, and with Southampton hanging on desperately for a point, Cavani was the match-winner with a flicked header from Marcus Rashford’s cross to spark wild United celebrations as they recorded eight successive top-flight wins away from home for the first time.

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