Arsenal recovered from conceding the second quickest purpose in Premier League historical past as Reiss Nelson’s stoppage-time strike gave the Premier League leaders an exciting 3-2 win over Bournemouth.
Mikel Arteta’s facet had been trailing by two objectives with simply over half an hour left.
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But the Gunners confirmed they’ll address the stress of the title race with a exceptional comeback that saved them 5 factors forward of second positioned City.
“I’m extremely completely satisfied. It was simply mad. It was a very particular win and it took till the final second to earn it,” Arteta mentioned.
Arsenal hadn’t even touched the ball when Philip Billing gave second-bottom Bournemouth the lead after simply 9.11 seconds with a medical end from contained in the Gunners space.
The quickest purpose in Premier League historical past was scored by Shane Long after 7.69 seconds for Southampton towards Watford in 2019.
Arsenal fell additional behind within the 57th minute as Marcos Senesi escaped Thomas Partey to look a header previous Aaron Ramsdale from a nook.
Reiss Nelson celebrates after scoring the winner for Arsenal deep in stoppage time. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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Partey made amends for his slack marking 5 minutes later when he decreased the deficit with a close-range end from Emile Smith-Rowe’s header.
Underlining their want to win a primary title since 2004, Arsenal seized the momentum and equalised by Ben White’s highly effective end from Nelson’s cross within the seventieth minute.
Nelson accomplished Arsenal’s unimaginable revival within the seventh minute of stoppage-time when the substitute produced an outstanding end from 20 yards to spark scenes of untamed celebration throughout the Emirates Stadium.
“They by no means gave up. We need to keep there (on the high) for so long as doable,” Arteta mentioned.
Nelson’s late purpose ensured the Gunners’ five-point lead on the high of the league remained intact. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)Source: AFP
CITY IN SCRAPPY WIN OVER TOON AS HAALAND FIRES UP
Earlier on Saturday, City rode their luck in a 2-0 win over Newcastle on the Etihad Stadium.
Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva scored the objectives for the champions, who had been let off the hook by a sequence of evident misses from the guests.
Sean Longstaff, Callum Wilson and Joelinton had been all responsible of not even forcing Ederson right into a save as fifth positioned Newcastle suffered one other blow to their hopes of a top-four end.
“It was an extremely good consequence for us as a result of it was a difficult sport,” City boss Pep Guardiola mentioned.
It was a feisty event from either side, with star striker Erling Haaland concerned in a push-and-shove with towering Newcastle defender Dan Burn after the Norwegian took umbrage with Burn’s deal with on Jack Grealish.
Haaland and Burn obtained into it. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)Source: AFP
PRESSURE EASED ON POTTER AS $124M MAN SAVES BLUES
Wesley Fofana eased the stress on Chelsea boss Graham Potter because the French defender sealed a 1-0 win towards Leeds at Stamford Bridge.
Fofana put Chelsea in entrance together with his first league purpose for the membership seven minutes after half-time, the previous Leicester centre-back rising to move dwelling from Ben Chilwell’s nook.
It was Chelsea’s first purpose in 396 minutes and simply their second in seven video games in all competitions.
The tenth positioned Blues held on for simply their third win of their final 16 video games in all competitions.
Ending a run of three successive defeats will give Potter a bit of respiratory area forward of Chelsea’s bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit within the second leg of their Champions League final 16 tie towards Borussia Dortmund.
“We’ve needed to endure. It’s been a difficult interval. We had been a crew who had one thing to lose so it was nice character from the gamers. It offers us one thing to construct on,” Potter mentioned.
Wesley Fofana scored Chelsea’s first purpose in over 400 minutes of motion. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
ELSEWHERE AROUND THE GROUNDS …
Fourth positioned Tottenham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League was rocked by a 1-0 defeat at Wolves.
Just days after dropping 1-0 at second tier Sheffield United within the FA Cup fifth spherical, the north Londoners had been crushed once more as Adama Traore struck within the 82nd minute, driving the rebound in off the bar after Raul Jimenez’s effort was saved.
Brighton saved West Ham in relegation hassle with a 4-0 victory on the Amex Stadium.
Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Villa Park, with Eagles defender Andersen scoring a twenty seventh minute personal purpose earlier than Palace’s Cheick Doucoure was despatched off for 2 bookings within the second half.
FULL PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS
Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth
Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United
Chelsea 1-0 Leeds United
Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace
Brighton 4-0 West Ham United
Wolves 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton 1-0 Leicester City