Nketiah strikes late to see off BayernNketiah strikes late to see off Bayern

first_imgEddie Nketiah scored a late winner to see Arsenal edge Bayern Munich 2-1 at the International Champions Cup on Wednesday.Nketiah tapped in an 88th-minute winner for the Premier League outfit at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.A strong Arsenal line-up took the lead early in the second half when Bayern defender Louis Poznanski scored an own goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But the German giants equalised through Robert Lewandowski, who struck with a brilliant header in the 71st minute.However, Nketiah would claim a win for Arsenal with a late tap-in after the contest opened up in the final half-hour.EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! 1-2  (88)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/NzDkvLtc5g— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal were the livelier of the two teams early on, with Mesut Ozil firing a sixth-minute effort across the face of goal from inside the area.While Bayern – who handed a debut to Benjamin Pavard in the second half following his arrival from Stuttgart – looked dangerous on the counter-attack, it was Arsenal appearing more likely to break through.However, the Bundesliga champions almost opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark.Thomas Muller met David Alaba’s low cross from the left, but the forward was denied by Bernd Leno from close range, before the Arsenal goalkeeper also pushed away a Daniels Ontuzans strike.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then led a blistering Arsenal counter-attack before playing in Ozil, who was denied by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer from an angle in the 38th minute.Chance! @Aubameyang7 leads a counter-attack with a fast-paced run from deep, before sliding the ball across for @MesutOzil1088Mesut’s shot is saved and Bayern clear the danger 0-0  (38)#ArsenalinUSA x #ICC2019 pic.twitter.com/Umh5QJA8GJ— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2019Arsenal took the lead just four minutes into the second half thanks to a Poznanski own goal.Henrikh Mkhitaryan picked out Aubameyang with a pass to the right and the attacker’s cross was turned into his own net by Poznanski.That led to a far more open encounter as chances start to come at both ends, with Leno tipping a Kingsley Coman strike over the crossbar in the 66th minute.Bayern drew level five minutes later, Lewandowski – introduced at half-time – brilliantly heading a Serge Gnabry cross into the top corner.Gnabry forced Emiliano Martinez, who replaced Leno at the break, into a diving save from 25 yards before Coman fired just wide of the goalkeeper’s post in the 81st minute.Moments after Nketiah forced a save from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, the 20-year-old forward found a winner.Tyreece John-Jules played a one-two with Calum Chambers before crossing for Nketiah to tap in and make it 2-1. read morelast_img

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