Arsenal produce sensational comeback to beat Bournemouth despite going 2-0 down
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Reiss Nelson has left fans speechless as he scored the winner in the last minute, with league leaders Arsenal coming from 2-0 down to beat Bournemouth 3-2.
Arsenal fell two goals behind when Philip Billing scored inside ten seconds with one of the fastest Premier League goals in history. The Cherries, battling relegation, held on in the first half as they looked to seal three points against the league leaders.
Arsenal looked to respond immediately but Neto made a fine low stop from Martin Odegaard before leaping to his feet to keep out Bukayo Saka's effort on the rebound.
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Bournemouth could have had a second as they broke at Arsenal, who were now dominating possession, former Cherries goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale making a crucial save from Ouattara. The hosts were forced into an early change as Leandro Trossard limped off to be replaced by Emile Smith Rowe with the game seemingly set as attack against defence.
Gabriel Martinelli, moved central after Trossard's injury, hit the outside of the post to end a frustrating first half for the leaders, who failed to register a shot on target after Saka's fifth-minute strike. White was brought on for Takehiro Tomiyasu at the break as another low Odegaard shot at least tested Neto with the game falling into the same routine as the first half.
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The visitors shocked fans further when they took a 2-0 lead over the Gunners thanks Marcos Senesei 57 minutes into the Premier League clash at the Emirates.
Gunners fans' faith was revived when the home side pulled back a goal to make it 2-1 through Thomas Partey before a Ben White strike couldn't be kept out despite Neto's best efforts to make it 2-2.
Utter bedlam broke out in the 97th minute when substitute Reiss Nelson took aim from a poorly cleared corner and fired a powerful strike across the box into the right-hand side of the goal.
Players wheeled off in jubilation as the Premier League challengers extended their lead at the top of the table back to five points.
Manchester City had taken the opportunity to narrow the gap to two points before the 3pm kick-off, with the Citizens dispatching Newcastle in a 2-0 win at the Etihad earlier in the day.
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