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Twitter Reacts As David De Gea & Manchester United Frustrate Arsenal In Thriller

Twitter Reacts As David De Gea & Manchester United Frustrate Arsenal In Thriller

"It was a brilliant performance from the team, defensively and on the counter attack we killed them, so we're really happy with the three points".

But Mourinho refused to label the seismic showdown as a make or break moment in the title race.

Christian Kabasele opened the scoring for the Hornets before Son Heung-min equalised for Spurs, who had defender Davinson Sanchez sent off after his forearm hit Richarlison in the face.

'We had a spell where we had four shots and everything went in, this time it was the opposite'. When asked which was his favourite from a fine string of stops, he acknowledged: "Probably the double save when we were winning 2-1 [in the second half]".

And Wenger feels his players deserved more from the game.

"There were fantastic individuals performances and collectively we were very strong".

De Gea made 14 saves - several of them exceptional - as Arsenal threw everything at United after conceding twice in the opening 11 minutes in a sizzling clash at the Emirates Stadium.

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"David de Gea kept us in it and he's one of the best keepers in world".

Inevitably, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger saw the two penalty appeals differently to his old rival and he took a swipe at Marriner's performance. "If you want to analyse well, watch the difference between them and us and then you will see", he said.

But United quashed all thoughts of shutting up shop and were immediately on the front foot, taking the lead through captain Antonio Valencia in the fourth minute and doubling their lead just minutes later through in-form Jesse Lingard.

Until Pogba's dismissal, everything had looked ideal for United, for whom David De Gea was outstanding and was beaten only by Alexandre Lacazette just after the interval.

"You have to dictate from the start and show strength in duels from the back", Wenger said.

The French ace, 24, won both the League Cup and Europa League during his first season back in the English game, but believes that analysis was distorted because of his price tag. "We defended very well, I don't think they created many chances after that, so the three points stayed with us".

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