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EPL: Arsenal beat Burnley to go second, Manchester United edge Luton, other results

Arsenal beat Burnley

Arsenal moved to second place on the Premier League table after a 3-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. 

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The Gunners had struggled to break down a disciplined Clarets side for much of the first half but broke the visitors’ resistance on the stroke of half-time when Leandro Trossard nodded in at the far post for Arsenal’s 1,000th goal at Emirates Stadium.

Burnley equalised eight minutes into the second half when Josh Brownhill’s low shot was deflected into the net by Gabriel, but the visitors were level for only three minutes before William Saliba headed in Trossard’s corner from point-blank range.

Saliba scores
Saliba headed Arsenal back in front

Oleksandr Zinchenko completed the scoring with an acrobatic finish into the top corner after Dara O’Shea had inadvertently steered another Trossard corner onto the crossbar.

Arsenal finished the game with 10 men after second-half substitute Fabio Vieira was shown a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Brownhill, but the Gunners held on comfortably.

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Burnley stay in the relegation zone while Arsenal trail league leaders Manchester City on goal difference. 

However, Pep Guardiola’s team can restore their three-point lead with victory at Chelsea on Sunday.

Other results

Manchester United vs Luton

Victor Lindelof’s 59th-minute goal was enough to hand Manchester United all three points against Luton Town at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils, fresh from a nightmare 4-3 loss to Copenhagen in the Champions League in mid-week, had to dig deep to beat new boys Luton, with their Swedish defender scoring his first goal for the club since December 2020.

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It should have been more, with Rasmus Hojlund, Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho all guilty of wasting excellent opportunities.

Manchester United beat Luton
Lindelof’s goal was enough to give Manchester United all three points

But a second successive clean sheet, for the first time this season, helped secure the points to please Ten Hag, less so the injury that forced star striker Hojlund off 11 minutes from time.

That is four Premier League wins out of five games for United though, even if their cup form – at home and abroad – has not been as good.

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In other matches of the day, Wolverhampton Wanderers left it late to beat Tottenham 2-1 at the Molineux Stadium. Spurs had taken the lead in the third minute through Brennan Johnson before Pablo Sarabia and Mario Lemina scored in the first and seventh minutes of stoppage time.

At Selhurst Park, Everton stunned hosts Crystal Palace 3-2.

Vitaliy Mykolenko put the Toffees ahead in the first minute before Eberechi Eze levelled for Palace in the fifth minute from the penalty spot.

Abdoulaye Doucoure put the visitors ahead in the 49th minute before Odsonne Edouard cancelled it out in the 73rd minute.

Everton snatched all three points in the 86th, with Gana Gueye scoring the winner.

**With additional reporting from BBC

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