The Frenchman's goal cancelled out Juan Mata's strike earlier in the second half, a 45 minute period which followed a dull opening highlighted by a denied penalty appeal.
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10 minutes from the interval, Monreal went down trying to challenge Valencia and he took his man with him. A flailing arm made contact and took the United man down leaving the hosts furiously appealing - in vein. Mourinho was irate on the touchline but as replays would show, the contact wasn't substantial. That and a saved Mata shot would be pretty much it from the first.
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But Arsenal, still looking sapped of inspiration, added Oxlade-Chamberlain and Giroud to the lineup and would reap the rewards late on. The Englishman found his teammate who towered above the rest and planted a header past de Gea to tie things up as stoppage time commenced.
As it happened