Declan Rice scores dramatic late goal for Arsenal against Man Utd, he has arrived at the Emirates
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Declan Rice has scored what proved to be a stunning late winner for Arsenal against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium - his first in a Gunners shirt.
The 24-year-old's goal capped off an electric 10 minutes of play, which had seen Alejandro Garnacho thinking he had scored the winning goal for United on 88 minutes.
The Argentinian ran beyond the Arsenal defence and slotted the ball into the bottom corner to send the United away end into raptures.
But replays showed the Argentinian had timed his run too early, and was slightly ahead of last defender Gabriel when the ball was played.
There was still time to play, however, with eight minutes added on - and Rice made his presence felt on the encounter in the sixth minute of that added time.
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From Bukayo Saka's corner, an unmarked Rice chested the ball down inside the area before firing a deflected effort into the bottom corner. Onana got a glove to it, but couldn't keep it from striking the post and going in.
While the goal put Arsenal into the lead at the Emirates Stadium, the £105 million signing's strike was not the final goal of proceedings.
United then threw players forward in an attempt to grab the equaliser, but left themselves exposed at the back.
Fabio Vieira then played through Gabriel Jesus, who broke clear of the defence and turned beyond Diogo Dalot before calmly finishing beyond Andre Onana.
But perhaps the most significant final word of the contest went to Rice, who joined Arsenal this summer for the big moments - and certainly provided one against one of his new club's fiercest rivals.
It was late heartbreak for United, who thought they had briefly taken all three points from the Emirates Stadium before VAR overturned Garnacho's goal.
They had to settle for their second defeat of the season, having lost 2-0 to Tottenham last month.