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Manchester United and Manchester City both won against Newcastle and Arsenal respectively

Bruno Fernandes made up for missing his first penalty for Manchester United with a stunner late in the game as the Reds cruised to a 4-1 victory at Newcastle.

Newcastle’s goalie, Karl Darlow, made a spectacular dent to Fernandes 100% record from the penalty spot for United at the 11th attempt, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side looked destined for a draw after Harry Maguire’s header had cancelled out Luke Shaw’s second-minute own goal at St. James’ Park.

See also: Newcastle vs Man Utd preview: Match facts, analysis, team news and prediction

But Manchester United dominated and showed great resolve to claimed an emphatic victory as Fernandes rifled into the top corner with five minutes remaining, Aaron Wan-Bissaka thumped in his first senior goal and Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time fourth sealed a deserved three points at Tyneside.

Manchester United, as a result of the win, have now climbed up to 14th position on the Premier League table on six points after their second victory of the season, a point and three places behind Newcastle in 11th.

Watch the match highlights below

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Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Manchester United enjoyed their 10th comeback win against Newcastle in the Premier League, the most by any side against a single opponent in the competition.
  • Manchester United have been awarded 17 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season, five more than any other side in the competition (12 scored).
  • Bruno Fernandes missed his first penalty for Man Utd in what was his 11th since his debut on February 1st 2020 (10 scored, 1 missed) with those 11 six more than any other Premier League player has taken in that time.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the 116th different player to score for Manchester United in the Premier League in what is his 38th league appearance for the club.
  • Marcus Rashford registered three goals involvements in a single Premier League game for the only the third time ever (1 goal, 2 assists), also doing so against Fulham in December 2018 and Arsenal in February 2016.

Raheem Sterling’s lone goal secures all three points for City

Manchester City failed to win their last Premier League game against Leeds United but got back to winning ways after Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal handed them a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.Premier League Matchday 5 report

City took the lead in the 23rd minute as Sterling swept home the rebound after Bernd Leno kept out Phil Foden’s initial shot.

Arsenal also had their chances but Ederson crucially denied Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

City found it difficult to kill off the game but the Gunners could not find an equaliser either as City held on for a confidence-boosting win.

ICYMI: Man City vs Arsenal preview: Match facts, analysis, team news and prediction

Pep Guardiola’s team, who still have a game in hand, move up to 10th on seven points after a seventh straight Premier League win over Arsenal, while the Gunners stay fifth on nine points.

Watch the match highlights below

Pep Guardiola: “It was difficult but we have won 1-0 and Ederson again was incredibly active like he was against Leeds. We are still a little bit away from our best performance that we are wishing but for many reasons, it is not possible. The victory helped us a lot, we defended really well, deep and upfront and a good three points against an impressive opponent.

Arsenal has two or three more weeks preparation in pre-season which we did not have. Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo came back from injury, four players from Covid could not train, Ilkay Gundogan was 15 days off and is still far away and that is why we are a little bit away from where we want to be.”

Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League encounters with Arsenal (W8 D2), since a 1-2 loss in December 2015.
  • Arsenal are winless in their last 29 Premier League away games against “big six” opponents (D10 L19) since a 2-0 win versus Manchester City in January 2015.
  • Arsenal have lost each of their last seven league games against Manchester City, their longest such run against an opponent since losing seven in a row vs Ipswich between 1974-1977.
  • Pep Guardiola has won 500 games in all competitions as a manager (including Barcelona B), winning 172 as Manchester City boss.
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