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Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield United

Match summary

4 Oct 2020
Arsenal v Sheffield United

Quickfire second-half goals from Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe earned Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium. 

The best moment of a quiet first half came on 37 minutes, when Aaron Ramsdale spectacularly saved Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's long-range shot.

The introduction of Pepe as a 58th-minute substitute provided the spark that Arsenal needed.

He released Hector Bellerin down the right and the defender crossed for Saka, who celebrated his England call-up this week with a headed goal on 61 minutes.

Less than three minutes later Pepe scored himself with a superb solo run and finish to cap off a 19-pass move.

Sheff Utd were given hope when David McGoldrick curled in their first goal of the season with six minutes left, but Arsenal held on for a win that lifts them up to fourth on nine points.

The Blades remain without a point and are second from bottom. 

See: Arsenal report | Sheff Utd report

Next fixtures

Arsenal: 17 Oct v Man City (A)
Sheff Utd: 17 Oct v Fulham (H)

Match officials

Referee: Lee Mason. Assistants: Mark Scholes, Timothy Wood. Fourth official: Robert Jones. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.

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