Gunners rally late, leap to third spot

Apr 14, 2013, 02:28 IST | AFP

Arsenal scored three times in the last five minutes to beat Norwich City 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium and leap to third place in the Premier League table on Saturday. Michael Turner's header hit Arsenal before Mikel Arteta equalised with an 85th-minute penalty before a Sebastien Bassong own goal and an injury-time strike from Lukas Podolski completed the comeback.

Victory takes Arsenal above Chelsea and Tottenham, and with eight wins in nine games, their push for Champions League qualification is on track.

Lukas Podolski
Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski (left) shoots to score against Norwich City during their EPL tie in London on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Turner put Norwich ahead in the 56th minute, ghosting in to meet Robert Snodgrass’ inswinging free-kick with a close-range header. With five minutes left, Kei Kamara’s tug on Giroud saw Arteta to equalise from the spot before Bassong turned in an own goal from Podolski’s cut-back. Podolski sealed it in added time, beating Bunn low down from Walcott’s pass. 

EPL results...
Arsenal 3-1 Norwich
Aston Villa 1-1 Fulham
Everton 2-0 QPR
Reading 0-0 Liverpool
S’hampton 1-1 West Ham

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