Livescore: Arsenal Halt Solskjaer Unbeaten Run In Premier League
Xhaka after opening score in the first half/Sky Sports

Arsenal on Sunday defeated Manchester United 2-0 to consolidate on the race for top four and inflicted the first league defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Granit Xhaka forced an uncharacteristic goalkeeping error from David de Gea as his swerving shot fired the Gunners in ahead inside 12 minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty made sure of the victory midway through the second half.

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United hit the woodwork twice in the first half but there was a clear hangover from Wednesday’s Champions League heroics in Paris as they suffered their first Premier League defeat since December 16.

Arsenal leapfrog United into fourth as a result of their ninth-successive home victory and move to within a point of third-place Tottenham as the top-four race intensifies with eight games to play.