Arsenal and Sevilla preserved their 100 per cent records in the Europa League with contrasting victories but PSV Eindhoven dropped their first points of the campaign as the group stage reached the halfway mark on Thursday (Oct 24).

Manchester United claimed their first away win in any competition since March as they beat Partizan Belgrade 1-0 but AS Roma were held to a 1-1 draw as Borussia Moenchengladbach equalised deep into stoppage time.

Arsenal twice trailed at home to Portuguese side Vitoria in an absorbing Group F clash but two sublime free kicks by substitute Nicolas Pepe, the second in the last minute of stoppage time, earned the Gunners a 3-2 victory.

Sevilla had no such dramas as they cruised to a 3-0 win against Dudelange to top Group A with nine points – Franco Vázquez scoring twice for the five-time champions.

Manchester United claimed a first away win in 12 games thanks to Anthony Martial’s 43rd-minute penalty in Belgrade. They are top of Group L but it was not a performance to quicken the pulse as Martial’s penalty was their only shot on target.

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