Olivier Giroud denies Manchester United three points at Old Trafford: As it happened

Juan Mata's goal seemed to be the decider until Olivier Giroud rose to head the ball in.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 19, 2016 8:18 pm
Britain Football Soccer - Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League - Old Trafford - 19/11/16 Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after the game Reuters / Phil Noble Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. Olivier Giroud scored in the dying minutes of the match to salvage a point for Arsenal. (Source: Reuters)

It would have been a huge sigh of relief that would have come out of Jose Mourinho if Manchester United had held on to the one goal that they had courtesy Juan Mata. But it was not to be as Old Trafford witnessed their defense being beaten once again by Olivier Giroud. To their credit, United did look like the better team for much of the match and they were controlling the flow of the game throughout the second half.

But leaving Olivier Giroud free in the box while a cross comes is something that would always lead to a goal and that is exactly what happened to Manchester United. Arsenal would certainly be the happier of the two sides with the scoreline .

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First Published on: November 19, 2016 5:12 pm
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