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United's erratic form continues, Arsenal snatch win

ESPN staff
July 26, 2013
Robin van Persie put in a good shift for United © Getty Images

Manchester United's start to life under David Moyes' leadership continued its inconsistent nature on Friday when a late goal from new signing Wilfried Zaha was needed to rescue a 2-2 draw at Cerezo Osaka.

Kenyu Sugimoto took advantage of some poor defending from the tourists to slide the ball past a stranded Anders Lindegaard before Shinji Kagawa had a penalty saved after Ashley Young was felled in the box.

Kagawa made amends shortly after with a well-taken goal to equalise, but Takumi Minamino's superb long-range effort sent the 45,000 fans in the Nagai Stadium wild.

Zaha scored his first goal for United at the death to ensure the Reds were not beaten for the second time in four days on their tour in Japan.

United have now lost two, won one and drawn one of their tour of Asia and Australia, with one more match to play.

Arsenal have now such problems though, as a late Chuba Akpom strike ensured a fourth win in four tour matches as the Gunners beat Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1.

A terrible mix-up between Diamonds keeper Norihiro Yamagishi and defender Takuya Nagata allowed the youngster to slot into an empty net.

Lukas Podolski had given the visitors the lead shortly after the break, before Yuki Abe's equaliser.

Watch match highlights of Arsenal's 2-1 win over Urawa Red Diamonds here:

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