Arsenal inflict another loss on Blades

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Nicolas Pepe’s goal came 190 seconds after Bukayo Saka’s opener

Arsenal scored two quick-fire team goals to extend Sheffield United’s point-less start to the Premier League season – although the Blades did manage their first goal.

The Gunners did not really get going until the 60th minute when Bukayo Saka celebrated his first England call-up with a header from Hector Bellerin’s cross.

Three minutes later they doubled their lead with Nicolas Pepe’s good run and finish into the bottom corner – finishing off a move with 19 passes.

They looked completely in control until David McGoldrick curled home the Blades’ first league goal of the season.

But it was not enough to affect the outcome and United have now lost seven consecutive top-flight games for the first time since 1975.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal move onto six points from three games, having lost 2-0 to champions Liverpool last Monday.

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Arsenal

  1. Squad number15Player nameMaitland-Niles
  2. Squad number19Player namePépé
  3. Squad number34Player nameXhaka

Sheffield United

  1. Squad number1Player nameRamsdale

  2. Squad number6Player nameBasham

  3. Squad number12Player nameEgan

  4. Squad number19Player nameRobinson

  5. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

  6. Squad number7Player nameLundstram

  7. Squad number8Player nameBerge

  8. Squad number23Player nameOsborn

  9. Squad number3Player nameStevens

  10. Squad number14Player nameBurke

  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

  1. Squad number4Player nameFleck

  2. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

  3. Squad number10Player nameSharp

Line-ups

Arsenal

  • 1Leno
  • 2Bellerín
  • 23David Luiz
  • 6dos Santos Magalhães
  • 3Tierney
  • 25Elneny
  • 8CeballosSubstituted forXhakaat 81′minutes
  • 7SakaSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 87′minutes
  • 12Willian
  • 30NketiahSubstituted forPépéat 58′minutes
  • 14Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 9Lacazette
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 16Holding
  • 19Pépé
  • 28Willock
  • 34Xhaka

Sheff Utd

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 6BashamSubstituted forSharpat 76′minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 19Robinson
  • 2Baldock
  • 7Lundstram
  • 8BergeBooked at 38mins
  • 23OsbornSubstituted forFleckat 63′minutes
  • 3Stevens
  • 14BurkeSubstituted forMcBurnieat 56′minutes
  • 17McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 4Fleck
  • 9McBurnie
  • 10Sharp
  • 13Lowe
  • 16Norwood
  • 18Foderingham
  • 22Ampadu

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