Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth: Gunners seal comeback through Reiss Nelson

Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth: Reiss Nelson scores deep in stoppage time to secure stunning Gunners comeback, with Thomas Partey and Ben White also on target, after their title hopes were damaged by Philip Billing’s goal after 9.11 seconds

  • Philip Billing’s goal 9.11 seconds after kick-off was the second fastest goal in the history of the Premier League 
  • Marcos Senesi got a second for the Cherries just before the hour mark, before the remarkable turnaround
  • Thomas Partey and Ben White scored before Reiss Nelson got the winner seven minutes into stoppage time 

Arsenal’s title hopes were saved by a late turnaround win, sealed by Reiss Nelson’s 97th minte winner at the Emirates over Bournemouth. 

Philip Billing scored the second-fastest goal in the history of the Premier League to give a dream start to the Cherries, and they went 2-0 up in the second half through Marcos Senesi.

But Thomas Partey pulled one back for the Gunners a short while later, and Ben White came off the bench to score the equaliser with 20 minutes to play.  

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Reiss Nelson scored in the 97th minute to seal a stunning comeback win for Arsenal against Bournemouth

Philip Billing’s goal for Bournemouth after 9.11 seconds was the second-fastest Premier League goal, behind Shane Long

Marcos Senesi put the Cherries two goals to the good just before the hour mark, as they looked to spring a shock at Arsenal

Arsenal’s Thomas Partey pulled one back for the Gunners in the 62nd minute, as they sought to fight back in the game

Ben White’s 70th minute equaliser gave the Gunners hope, coming back from a 2-0 deficit which damaged their title hopes


ARSENAL (4-3-3): Ramsdale 7; Tomiyasu 5 (White 46min, 6), Saliba 6, Gabriel 5, Zinchenko 6; Odegaard 6, Partey 7, Vieira 6; Saka 7.5, Trossard 6 (Smith Rowe 22, 6; NELSON 69, 8), Martinelli 6.

Subs (not used): Turner, Holding, Kiwior, Tierney, Jorginho, Xhaka.

Scorers: Partey 62, White 70, Nelson 90+7. 

Manager: Mikel Arteta 7.

BOURNEMOUTH (5-4-1): Neto 6; Smith 6, Mepham 6.5, Stephens 7, Senesi 7, Zemura 5 (Fredericks 64, 6); Ouattara 6.5 (Christie 82), Rothwell 6 (Cook 71, 6), Billing 7.5, Semenyo 6 (Anthony 64, 6); Solanke 6.

Subs (not used): Traver, Randolph, Stacey, Moore, Pollock. 

Scorers: Billing 1, Senesi 57. 

Booked: Neto, Mepham. 

Manager: Gary O’Neil 7.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh 6

Attendance: 60,222

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