Arsenal FC celebrates itself and its winners
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Arsenal almost suffered a setback in their quest for the Premier League title, but in the end the whole stadium celebrated.
After falling two goals behind, Arsenal defeated Bournemouth FC 3-2 thanks to a last-second goal from Reiss Nelson.
The goal came in the seventh minute of stoppage time.
Relegation-threatened Bournemouth took the lead after just nine seconds through Philip Billing's second-fastest Premier League goal in history, and despite Arsenal's dominance, Marcos Senesi made it 2-0 for the visitors (57th minute).
But then came Arsenal's comeback in what could prove to be a pivotal moment in the title race.
Thomas Partey started the comeback with Arsenal's goal (62'), eight minutes later substitute Ben White equalized.
The fans at the Emirates Stadium cheered their side and it looked like Bournemouth would retain a valuable point in their fight against relegation, but substitute Nelson's goal in the seventh minute of added time sealed a remarkable victory.
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With 63 points from 26 games, Arsenal are five points clear of Manchester City, who previously beat fifth-placed Newcastle United 2-0.
Fourth-placed Tottenham lost 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Liverpool and coach Jürgen Klopp must have followed the defeats of Newcastle and Tottenham with interest.
Most recently, the Klopp team had stalked the international places again.
On Sunday, Liverpool meets Manchester United, currently third in the table, in a top duel.
Chelsea beat Leeds 1-0 ahead of the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Blues lost the first leg at BVB 0-1.