Man United held in stalemate at Arsenal
Football – Premier League – Arsenal v Manchester United – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – January 30, 2021. Arsenal’s Bernd Leno in action. [Pool via REUTERS/Andy Rain]

Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday as they fell three points behind leaders Manchester City.

City earlier beat bottom club Sheffield United 1-0 to move to 44 points from 20 matches while United are on 41 points from one game more.

Third-placed Leicester City, who are on 39 points, will go above Manchester United if they can beat Leeds United on Sunday.

After a disappointing first half, Arsenal came out strongly following the interval and Willian had a good chance in the 49th minute which was well blocked by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Alexandre Lacazette came closest to scoring for the Gunners with a 56th minute curling free kick that struck the bar.

Man United held in stalemate at Arsenal
Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani, Arsenal’s David Luiz and Cedric Soares after the match. [Pool via REUTERS/Alastair Grant]

Emile Smith Rowe forced a good save out of United keeper David De Gea with a low drive.

United, beaten at home by Sheffield United on Wednesday, created little until the final minute of normal time when Edinson Cavani volleyed wide from close range from Wan-Bissaka’s cross.

United set a new club record of 18 away games unbeaten in the league while Arsenal, eighth on 31 points, have not lost since Christmas. 


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