England Premier League — 11 November 2012

Yesterday’s Premier League games produced a number of talking points.

There was little doubt about the game of the day though, as Arsenal drew 3-3 with London rivals Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners took the lead in the 11th minute, striker Olivier Giroud heading home Theo Walcott’s cross.

The home side were two up on 23 minutes, as Lukas Podolski fired home from Mikel Arteta’s cross. The away side deserved a goal and it arrived in the 29th minute, striker Dimitar Berbatov heading home from close-range from Bryan Ruiz’s cross when left completely unmarked.

The Cottagers were back on level terms in the 40th minute. Berbatov was involved again as he crossed for substitute Alex Kacaniklic to head past Vito Mannone in the Arsenal goal. Incredibly the visitors took the lead on 67 minutes.

Bryan Ruiz was brought down in the penalty area by Mikel Arteta. Former-Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov made no mistake from the penalty spot. Arsenal were back on level terms in the 69th minute.

French international Oliver Giroud scored from a Theo Walcott cross to level the scores. Arsenal had the chance to win the game in injury-time. The Gunners were awarded an injury-time penalty for a very debatable handball.

Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta completed his day of misery as he saw his penalty superbly saved by Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer and proved to be the last kick off the game. It was the second time in two games that the Gunners have squandered a two goal lead, after Arsene Wenger’s men threw away a two goal lead at Schalke in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Other Premier League results:

Everton 2-1 Sunderland

Reading 0-0 Norwich

Southampton 1-1 Swansea

Wigan 1-2 West Brom

Stoke 1-0 QPR

Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United

Can Arsenal qualify for the Champions League?


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