ARSENAL will have the opportunity to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday thanks to Manchester United’s derby win over Manchester City.

The Red Devils came from behind to defeat Pep Guardiola’s side 2-1 in an epic Manchester derby on Saturday.

United claimed a 2-1 win over City

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United claimed a 2-1 win over CityCredit: Getty
Rashford and Fernandes both got on the scoresheet

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Rashford and Fernandes both got on the scoresheetCredit: Getty

Jack Grealish gave City the lead 15 minutes into the second half following an excellent cross from Kevin De Bruyne.

Bruno Fernandes then levelled the score with a controversial finish just moments before Marcus Rashford fired home the winning goal.

The result saw Man Utd move just one point behind their rivals, who currently sit second in the Premier League table on 39 points.

Consequently, Arsenal fans were thrilled with the outcome as it means the Gunners will have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table when they face Tottenham on Sunday.

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One person tweeted: “Man United did us a favour!”

Another added: “Get in United, doing the Gunners a massive favour!!! Extend our lead please!”

A third said: “United doing Arsenal a favour for now, I like it.”

While a fourth joked: “I can never be happy for United even though it will favour Arsenal!”

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Arsenal will move eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table if they defeat Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby.

But Mikel Arteta has warned his team not to get complacent.

During his pre-match press conference, the Spaniard said: “The way that we have performed and the results that got confidence-wise has put us in a good position, but that is something that you have to show every match and every opponent, especially every away game brings challenges and this is no different.

“We are going to have to go there, play our way and win the match.”



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