Norwich dent Arsenal's Euro bid with 3-3 draw

May 06, 2012, 11:03 IST | AFP

Arsenal's bid for a top-four finish suffered a major setback as Steve Morison's late goal earned Norwich a deserved point in a six-goal thriller at the Emirates on Saturday.

Without a victory in their last three matches, Arsenal came flying out of the blocks and took the lead inside the opening 70 seconds, thanks to birthday boy Yossi Benayoun.

Arsenal’s Robin van Persie misses a chance against Norwich on Saturday. Pic/AFP

With Norwich then going ahead through Wes Hoolahan and Grant Holt, a double from Robin van Persie seemed to have won it for the hosts before substitute Morison stunned the home crowd with a smart finish five minutes from time. 

Van Persie had a golden opportunity to restore Arsenal’s lead at the other end but fired over, while Holt was unlucky to be flagged offside from Simeon Jackson’s clever through ball. 

EPL standings:
Club               GP       GD        Pts
Man City        36        61        83
Man Utd        36        53        83
Arsenal         37        24        67
Spurs            36        23        65
N’castle        36         9          65 

>>GP - Games played 
>>GD - Goal difference

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