- Marcus Rashford scored a brace against Arsenal
- Ander Herrera scored Manchester United's third goal
- Welbeck and Mesut Oozil gave Arsenal two consolation goals
- Arsenal are now placed third on the League
Manchester United’s youngster Marcus Rashford scored twice on Sunday to beat Arsenal at the Old Trafford in their EPL encounter.
The 18 year-old became the third youngest player to score a Premier League goal for Manchester United after Danny Welbeck and Federico Macheda.
The teenager’s efforts derailed Arsenal's Premier League title challenge as the Gunners hoped to keep the momentum on Leicester who beat Norwich 1-0 on Saturday.
Rashford sent in a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner in the 29 minute after he pounced on a poor clearance by Arsenal centre-back Gabriel.
It was his first Premier League goal having previously scored twice on his debut against FC Midtjylland on Thursday.
He was on hand to direct in a loose ball for the opener three minutes later from a Jesse Lingard cross in the Gunners’ box.
Former Manchester United player, Danny Welbeck was on hand to head Arsenal back into the scheme of things in the 40 minute when he flicked in from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, a Mesut Özil cross following a set piece situation.
In the 61 minute, Ander Herrera made it 3-1 for Manchester United with a right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal with an assist by Marcus Rashford.
Mesut Özil lifeline to Arsenal from his volley left footed shot came too late as Arsenal lost and got overtaken in second place by Tottenham who beat Swansea 2-1.
The Gunners now remain in third place, five points adrift of leaders Leicester.
Tottenham 2 - 1 Swansea
Danny Rose ensured Tottenham kept the pressure on, Leicester City with a late goal to seal their comeback victory. Spurs had the majority of the possession and chances but denied by the excellent Fabrianski, who made saves after saves before trailing to Paloshi’s goal in the first-half substitute, Nacer Chadli equalised with 70 minutes on the clock before Danny Rose controlled the ball assuredly when Eriksen’s corner was headed out to him and threaded a low shot through the crowded 18 yard area, underneath the fantastic Fabrianski. It was boundless celebrations all round, from the players to the touchline and obviously the supporters, giving them renewed confidence of in their upcoming fixtures against West Ham and Arsenal.