EPL: Nelson’s late goal helps Arsenal stage stunning comeback to beat Bournemouth
Premier League leaders Arsenal overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat Bournemouth thanks to a remarkable 97th-minute strike from Reiss Nelson.
Philip Billing gave Bournemouth the lead after just 9.11 seconds, and Marco Senesi’s header gave them a 2-0 advantage.
Before Nelson scored, Thomas Partey and Ben White for Arsenal had evened the score.
In the seventh minute of stoppage time, the winger, playing for the first time since November 12th, crashed in from 25 yards.
After it appeared as though they might lose ground to Manchester City, who defeated Newcastle in the early kickoff, Arsenal’s advantage in the Premier League has been restored to five points.
While Bournemouth threatened a massive upset and started out quickly, they nevertheless find themselves in the relegation zone.
Billing’s goal was the second-fastest in Premier League history; Shane Long’s goal for Southampton against Watford in April 2019 took just 7.69 seconds to score.