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Timely Bent bruises Arsenal bid

Published: Saturday 18 September 2010, 21.30CET
Darren Bent scored deep into added time to secure Sunderland AFC a draw against ten-man Arsenal FC, whose neighbours Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-1.
Timely Bent bruises Arsenal bid
Darren Bent buries Sunderland's equaliser from close range ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 18 September 2010, 21.30CET

Timely Bent bruises Arsenal bid

Darren Bent scored deep into added time to secure Sunderland AFC a draw against ten-man Arsenal FC, whose neighbours Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-1.

Darren Bent struck in the fifth minute of added time to earn Sunderland AFC a 1-1 draw at home against ten-man Arsenal FC, on a day when Tottenham Hotspur FC clawed their way back to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-1.

With champions Chelsea FC not in action until Sunday's meeting with Blackpool FC, Arsenal were looking to go top, but they went ahead in bizarre circumstances on 13 minutes as Anton Ferdinand's attempted clearance struck Cesc Fàbregas's foot and looped into the net. The Gunners' captain soon went off injured, however, and his side were rocked by Alex Song's 55th-minute dismissal, with Tomáš Rosický then blazing a penalty over before Bent's last-gasp intervention.

Rafael van der Vaart sparked Tottenham's recovery with his first goal for the club from a spot-kick on 76 minutes, after Steven Fletcher had put the visitors ahead. Roman Pavlyuchenko registered three minutes from the end and fellow substitute Alan Hutton scored in added time to seal the result.

There was a first Premier League goal for Hatem Ben Arfa too as his thunderous effort on the stroke of half-time secured Newcastle United FC a 1-0 victory at Everton. The only other team to triumph were West Bromwich Albion FC, who fought back to down Birmingham City FC 3-1, with 1-1 draws in the other three games – including a first point of the season for West Ham United FC at Stoke City FC.

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StokeStoke1-1West HamWest Ham

Jones 48

Parker 32

Venue: Stoke
BlackburnBlackburn1-1FulhamFulham

Samba 30

Dempsey 56

Venue: Blackburn
Aston VillaAston Villa1-1BoltonBolton

Young 13

Davies 35

Venue: Birmingham
West BromWest Brom3-1BirminghamBirmingham

Dann 51 (o.g.), Odemwingie 59, J. Olsson 69

Jerome 15

Venue: West Bromwich
TottenhamTottenham3-1WolvesWolves

Van der Vaart 76 (p), Pavlyuchenko 87, Hutton 90+1

S. Fletcher 45

Venue: London
EvertonEverton0-1NewcastleNewcastle

Ben Arfa 45

Venue: Liverpool
SunderlandSunderland1-1ArsenalArsenal

Fàbregas 13

Venue: Sunderland

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