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Casemiro 'forgets offside rule' to gift Arsenal goal against Man Utd


Casemiro appeared to forget the offside rule in the build-up to Arsenal’s opening goal against Manchester United. The midfielder-turn-defender was seen casually jogging out from the back, allowing Kai Havertz to stay onside.

The goal had come against the run of play, with United starting well in the Old Trafford sunshine. Rasmus Hojlund spurned the hosts’ best chance of the early period, but it was Leandro Trossard who broke the deadlock 20 minutes in, sweeping home Havertz’s drilled cross into the penalty area.

Had Casemiro been more alert to the danger, the goal would’ve likely been ruled out for an offside offence, but such was the Brazilian’s sleepy response, Havertz was able to gain space on the United backline. And by the time any Red Devils’ covering defenders arrived on the scene, the damage had already been done.

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