Arsenal’s FA Cup run came to an end as Manchester United secured a 3-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
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Match: Arsenal v Manchester United
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (UK Time): 19:55 25/01/2019
It was always going to be a tough match for the Gunners but things got all the more difficult when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was forced off with an injury inside the opening 20 minutes.
The visitors seemed to sense the weakness as Romelu Lukaku picked out Alexis Sanchez as the former Arsenal man rounded Petr Cech to open the scoring.
United made it 2-0 within two minutes as Lukaku again set up the chance for Jesse Lingard to score.
Arsenal needed to get a goal back before halftime and did just that as Aaron Ramsey squared a ball for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score.
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Ramsey almost equalised just after the break but it was one of few chances for the home side in the second half.
There was always a feeling that United could kill the game on the counter and they did just that with ten minutes remaining as Anthony Martial followed up on a Paul Pogba shot to send Arsenal out of the cup.
Here are the match highlights (will open in a separate tab).