Anderson lifts the ball over the Arsenal defence for Welbeck to run in behind, although he looks third best to the ball as both Djourou and Koscielny react and are closer to the ball.
However, Djourou inexplicably tries to shield Welbeck from the ball instead of dealing with it himself, and only manages to fall over, which gives Welbeck a simple header over Szczesny. Koscielny could have dived across and headed it clear but he, like most people witnessing the game, must have thought Djourou was going to deal with it.
The ball is headed clear to Young, who has space as Jenkinson had been dragged to the byline by Rooney. Coquelin notices and immediately moves across to close him down.
Unfortunately once there, he is beaten far too easily by a simple drop of the shoulder from Young, and should have been aware that Young is chronically right-footed and rarely looks to move down the wing if he can cut inside. Coquelin’s square position gave Young the option to come infield and also meant he react quickly enough as Young made the move. It is a great finish from Young though, once he had beaten his man. Rooney is in an offside position but it is clear he is not interfering with Szczesny’s vision of the shot.
Not a lot you can do about this freekick, apart from not conceding it in the first place. Excellent.
Evra comes infield to intercept the ball, leaving van Persie and Walcott free at the back post, as Young is standing and watching. Despite having time to chest the ball down and clear it, Evra slices his clearance up in the air.
Ramsey wins the header against Anderson, and once the ball falls to Rosicky both van Persie and Walcott call for the ball. Jones and Evra are drawn to the ball, while Evans drops deep, playing the Arsenal forwards onside. Young belatedly realises the danger but it is too late for him to do anything about it.
As if feeling left out by the catalogue of errors being made in front of him, De Gea allows Walcott’s shot from a tight angle to go through his legs, without reacting until the ball was in the back of the net.
Szczesny was in discussion with Rosicky about how to handle Anderson as the freekick was taken, which is why he didn’t react to what was quite a poor attempt, not in the corner and halfway up the goal.
A fast break causes Arsenal problems, but as the ball is played in to Rooney in front of the defence, Koscielny (6) pushes out to close him down while Djourou (20) remains back. With Nani positioned as he is, surely Djourou should see that Koscielny has pushed out and move across to cover Nani. The last thing he should do in this situation is also push out to close down Rooney, but that is what he elects to do, leaving Rooney with a simple pass through to leave Nani 1-on-1 with Szczesny.
As the ball is pulled back to Park, Djourou should push out to close him down.
He doesn’t move, allowing Park to take a controlling touch then drive the ball into the bottom corner.
6-2 van Persie
A quick break down the right gets Jenkinson in behind Young who tries and fails to cut the ball out in mid-air instead of tracking back. Jenkinson’s cross towards van Persie is intercepted by Jones.
Jenkinson is alive to the clearance and heads the ball across goal, where both Ramsey and van Persie are now unmarked, and van Persie lashes the ball into the top corner.
Young with an identikit goal to his first except this time he didn’t have to beat his man as nobody even attempted to close him down. At least a certain Arsenal defender got a good view of the goal…