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Scott McTominay Bangs Brilliant Strike Straight Into The Top Corner

Scott McTominay Bangs Brilliant Strike Straight Into The Top Corner

Scott McTominay produced the only piece of quality right at the end of a drab opening half as Manchester United and Arsenal drew 1-1 in the Premier League.

On a rainy night in Manchester neither side had done anything to warm up the watching fans until McTominay came up with a moment of pure brilliance in the 45th minute.

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After a counter attack by the hosts Marcus Rashford was forced out wide but played a ball to the edge of the area and found McTominay. The Scot struck brilliant to beat Bernd Leno and find the top corner.

Up until that moment the game had been almost completely devoid of any quality, with it taking 28 minutes for either side to have a shot.

That first attempt came from Andreas Pereira, with the Brazilian going on a solo run before hitting it from the edge of the area, only for Leno to save.

After that there was still little in the way of shots until the 44th minute. From a United corner the Gunners broke up the pitch and Pereira's slip allowed Bukayo Saka through on goal.

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The teenager's strike across goal was parried by David de Gea but Mattéo Guendouzi was the first to it but De Gea was able to get across and make a save, giving Arsenal a corner.

From that set piece United went down the other end of the pitch and showed their counter attacking prowess in the build up to McTominay's goal.

The second half was an improvement in excitement, if not quality, as both sides had more chances and attacked more.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised after 58 minutes thanks to VAR overturning the assistant referee's dreadful offside decision in the build up to the goal.

There was little in terms of excitement until McTominay's strike. Image: PA Images
There was little in terms of excitement until McTominay's strike. Image: PA Images

Speaking to the Mirror ahead of the game McTominay had asked the board to keep patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, saying, "It takes time for a new manager coming in. It's not all of a sudden just going to click straight into place.

"Once Sir Alex left, it was going to take time for the club to find the right manager, and I do believe that we have the right manager now in Ole.

"You see different eras in football teams - everybody goes through transitional stages and we're going through one right now."

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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