Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, says his team were a “bit lucky”, after a late goal gave them a 2-1 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Maroaune Fellaini was the hero, coming off the bench to score a dramatic late header.
Paul Pogba gave the Red Devils a first half lead, before Henrikh Mkhitaryan, on his return to the Theatre of Dreams, equalised for the Gunners in the second half.
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However, with time running out, Fellaini snatched the winner, flicking on an Ashley Young cross beyond the reach of David Ospina, in goal for Arsenal, to seal a dramatic victory for Mourinho’s side.
Speaking after the game, the Portuguese said his side deserved the win as a point would have been an “unfair” result.
“If it was a draw, it wouldn’t have been unfair,” Mourinho said. “Arsenal played well, there’s no pressure for them but they had stability and quality, and the two young centre-backs defended well.”
“We tried to win, had a few more chances in the last 25 minutes,” he added. “They had a very positive game but we were a bit lucky to score in the last couple of minutes.”
The victory means the Red Devils, with a game in hand, move five points clear of third placed Liverpool.
United also secured a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League, as fifth placed Chelsea can no longer catch the Ref Devils, who lead the Blues by 11points with three games to go.
Up next for Mourinho and this team is a trip of the American Express Stadium, where they take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday.
Hammers hammered by City
Earlier on, champions-elect, Manchester City, showed they haven’t taken their legs off the pedal, as they went, saw and thrashed their hosts West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium.
Leroy Sane gave the Cityzens the lead, before an own goal from ex-City player,Pablo Zabaleta doubled the advantage for the visitors.
Left back, Aaron Cresswell gave the home fans hope when pulled one back for the Hammers to leave scores at 2-1 at the break. Cresswell’s goal turned out to be nothing but a consolation as City added two more goals after the break, thanks to Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho.
A comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s side, who continue to show their brilliance despite having sealed the league title.
West Ham 1-4 Man City
Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal