Comeback! Arsenal 3-1 Norwich
Arsenal came back from a goal down in the final minutes to defeat Norwich 3-1. It all started off of a Turner header on a freekick in the 54th minute. The original “foul” on Gibbs probably shouldn’t have been given, as it looked like he made little contact.
Wenger responded with attacking substitutions of Walcott and Podolski minutes later. But, even that was not enough. So finally with time running out, Chamberlain came on for Sagna for an extra attacker. Arsenal started to get more numbers forward, and it paid off.
A bad ball from Giroud that was chased down by Ramsey as it went out of bounds, was somehow called by the referee to have touched a Norwich player, so Arsenal got the corner. On the ensuing corner Giroud was controversially pulled down in the box, and the linesman correctly flagged for a penalty. With five minutes remaining in regulation it was 1-1, as Mikel Arteta converted from the spot.
With in an instant it was 2-1 for Arsenal, as Bassong scored an own goal, after a good ball from Chamberlain minutes later.
Norwich had a time to equalize still however, as the fourth official signaled for 6 minutes of added time. Arsenal were the ones to take advantage luckily, with a Podolski strike from the top of the box finding its way in. Walcott did look to be caught offsides in the build up to the goal, however the assistant missed it.
It didn’t matter for Arsenal who climbed to 3rd in the table with the controversial victory. Although, if you were to not count all of the controversial goals, Arsenal would still win 1-0.
Man of the Match: Cazorla