English Premiership

Emery says De Gea kept United on level terms

2018-12-06 12:23
Unai Emery
Unai Emery (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Unai Emery was left ruing dropped points as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring with a diving header that David de Gea was unable to keep out before an immediate response from Anthony Martial at the other end.

A Marcus Rojo own-goal then put Arsenal ahead for the second time, only for Jesse Lingard to poke home an equaliser following the restart.

After the game, Emery said: "I am very proud for our work and how we responded in the 90 minutes. When we are winning it was a good moment, but they equalised very quickly then we got up after their two goals.

"In the second half, our players worked to find a way to win. I think we were close, more than them, to do the third goal but De Gea saved two or three times with good action."

Emery added that he was concerned with an injury sustained by defender Rob Holding, who was stretchered off before half-time. Aaron Ramsey was also withdrawn, but his injury is not as serious.

The Arsenal boss added: "It's the worst news for us today. We are going to wait for the doctor but maybe it's a big injury with his knee.

"Aaron Ramsey is a small injury but after these two injuries, every player responded with good commitment and good mentality to keep in the difficult moments our performance in the game."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Fixtures
Sunday, 21 April 2019
Everton v Manchester United, Goodison Park 14:30
Cardiff City v Liverpool, Cardiff City Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Monday, 22 April 2019
Chelsea v Burnley, Stamford Bridge 21:00
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 20:45
Watford v Southampton, Vicarage Road Stadium 20:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.