Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 800th career goal before driving home a penalty winner as Manchester United beat Arsenal in a memorable contest at Old Trafford .
Emile Smith Rowe drove home from the edge of the area, while United keeper David de Gea was lying on the ground, seemingly But VAR check concluded De Gea had fallen after bumping into his own team-mate Fred.
Bruno Fernandes levelled, when he finished off an intricate move involving Jadon Sancho and Fred a minute before the break, setting up the pulsating second half that followed.
Ronaldo put United ahead as he swept home Marcus Rashford’s cross, but Martin Odegaard made it 2-2 with a well-taken equaliser.
Then came the second big VAR decision, as Atkinson gave United a penalty after reviewing Odegaard’s challenge on Fred on a pitch side monitor – and Ronaldo kept his nerve to score.
Arsenal remain 5th with 23 points despite the loss and Manchester United are 7th on 21 points.
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