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Wigan comeback floors Arsenal

Published: Sunday 18 April 2010, 17.19CET
Arsenal FC's English title hopes are fading fast after conceding three goals in the last ten minutes to lose 3-2 at Wigan Athletic FC, Charles N'Zogbia's winner coming in added time.
Wigan comeback floors Arsenal
Charles N'Zogbia (centre) rejoices after his winning goal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 18 April 2010, 17.19CET

Wigan comeback floors Arsenal

Arsenal FC's English title hopes are fading fast after conceding three goals in the last ten minutes to lose 3-2 at Wigan Athletic FC, Charles N'Zogbia's winner coming in added time.

Arsenal FC's Premier League title hopes look bleak after a dramatic 3-2 defeat at lowly Wigan Athletic FC.

Chelsea FC's loss at Tottenham Hotspur FC on Saturday had given Arsenal a chance to move to within three points of the lead despite their own loss to Spurs in midweek. All seemed good for Arsenal when they led 2-0 early in the second half but three goals in the last ten minutes turned the game on its head.

Four minutes before half-time Arsenal led when Nicklas Bendtner's pass was slotted in by Theo Walcott and Mikaël Silvestre doubled the lead early in the second period, heading in Samir Nasri's corner. Wigan were pushing hard, though, and gained hope when Charles N'Zogbia cut in from the right and found Victor Moses to cut back for Ben Watson to make it 2-1.

The equaliser arrived in the 89th minute. Nasri had just cleared a Watson shot off the line when a corner came in which Łukasz Fabiański could not hold and deflected in off Titus Bramble's head. Still Wigan moved forward and in added time N'Zogbia's superb finish clinched a win which takes his side seven points clear of the relegation zone and leaves third-placed Arsenal six adrift of Chelsea with three games left.

In Sunday's other game, Aston Villa FC moved above Liverpool FC and into sixth courtesy of a 2-1 win at relegated FA Cup finalists Portsmouth FC. Michael Brown curled in on nine minutes to give Portsmouth the lead with his first goal for the club but John Carew levelled the score just seven minutes later. The Norwegian striker missed a penalty before half-time but substitute Nathan Delfouneso turned in Emile Heskey's flick (82) to win the game with his first Premier League strike for Villa.

Last updated: 18/04/10 20.18CET

Results

English Premier League 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 06:00 CET

17/04/2011

ArsenalArsenal1-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Van Persie 90+8 (p)

Kuyt 90+12 (p)

Venue: London

16/04/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool1-3WiganWigan

Campbell 83

Rodallega 3, N'Zogbia 45+1, Eardley 66 (o.g.)

Venue: Blackpool

16/04/2011

West BromWest Brom1-3ChelseaChelsea

Odemwingie 17

Drogba 22, Kalou 26, Lampard 45

Venue: West Bromwich

16/04/2011

BirminghamBirmingham2-0SunderlandSunderland

S. Larsson 41, Gardner 66

Venue: Birmingham

16/04/2011

EvertonEverton2-0BlackburnBlackburn

Osman 54, Baines 75 (p)

Venue: Liverpool

16/04/2011

West HamWest Ham1-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Keane 2

Bent 36, Agbonlahor 90+1

Venue: London

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