Reiss Nelson‘s stoppage-time goal gave Premier League leaders Arsenal a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bournemouth after championship rivals Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday. Arsenal overcame conceding the second-fastest goal in Premier League history.
With just over 30 minutes remaining, Mikel Arteta’s team was behind by two goals.
But with a spectacular recovery that maintained them five points ahead of second-place City, the Gunners shown that they can handle the pressure of the title fight.
Philip Billing’s brilliant goal from inside the Arsenal box gave ninth-place Bournemouth the lead after just 9.11 seconds, before Arsenal had even touched the ball.
Shane Long scored Southampton’s goal against Watford in the 2019 Premier League match in under 7.69 seconds, making it the league’s quickest goal ever.
In the 57th minute, Marcos Senesi managed to elude Thomas Partey and glance a header from a corner past Aaron Ramsdale, further putting Arsenal down.
Five minutes later, Partey made up for his sloppy marking by cutting the lead with a close-range finish off of Emile Smith-header. Rowe’s
Ben White’s decisive finish off Nelson’s cross gave Arsenal the equalizer in the 70th minute, underscoring their determination to win their first championship since 2004.
As Nelson scored a stunning goal from 20 yards in the seventh minute of stoppage time to cap Arsenal’s remarkable comeback, scenes of frenzied jubilation broke out all over the Emirates Stadium.
At the Etihad Stadium earlier on Saturday, City defeated Newcastle 2-0 thanks to their good fortune.
The champions’ goals were scored by Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, and they were given a pass by the visitors’ numerous flagrant errors.
As Newcastle fell to fifth position and suffered yet another setback to their aspirations of finishing in the top four, Sean Longstaff, Callum Wilson, and Joelinton were all responsible for not even forcing Ederson into a save.