Danny Welbeck proved himself a normal human being when he celebrated his third goal versus his former club, a thunderous header putting Arsenal 2-0 up at the Emirates and all but ending Manchester United's top four chances.
José Mourinho's men were made to look very normal indeed, thanks in large part to the fact that they are a rank average team in spite of their astronomical cost.
Arsene Wenger's first Premier League victory over the Portuguese was overshadowed, however, by one of the most innocuous and yet potentially controversial moments of the season, and it arrived just a couple of metres to his right-hand-side.
Arsenal were hardly home and hosed with over half an hour remaining, but some of their backroom staff had frankly seen enough. As Sky Sports' Jamie Redknapp asked Gary Neville if Marcus Rashford could come on and make a difference for United, Neville was preoccupied with the goings-on on Arsenal's bench, responding:
Are they passing Maltesers on the bench behind?!?
And sure enough, there was an Arsenal staff member, showing those sat next to him the lighter way to eat chocolate.
— Will of Personality (@1and1makes3) May 7, 2017
And in case you're in any doubt, here's a close-up.
— FOX Sports Football (@FOXSportsFC) May 7, 2017
One could very easily argue that a group of people should be entitled to enjoy Maltesers at their own leisure, but naturally, Twitter was even more incredulous than Neville. And most seemed to be under the impression that the perpetrators were Arsenal players.
This, however, is sadly false.
Poor David Ospina, for example, was not the one dishing out the 'Tesers.
Did I just see Ospina with Maltesers Chocolate
— racmatic (@racmatic) May 7, 2017
Ospina dishing out the maltesers 😂
— Roneil (@roneilcallo) May 7, 2017
Others, meanwhile, saw Maltesers-gate as symptomatic of a wider problem within the English game.
This game used to be full of passion, hate and pride now we have smiles and jokes in the the tunnel,maltesers on the bench and fans dabbing
— Sarah Moore (@SarahStarbucks) May 7, 2017
He's more concerned by product placement of Maltesers by the arsenal bench alan https://t.co/SkC7qApRNF
— david buckley (@yelssom) May 7, 2017
>Did they Arsenal subs have a bet that they would eat Maltesers during the match? #piegate
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) May 7, 2017
In any case, it's a massive win for Maltesers, who were inadvertently (or otherwise, dn dn dnnn) trending on Twitter as a result.
Oh, and Arsenal also won 2-0.