Arsenal 1 – 1 Fulham
Eddie Nketiah scored a dramatic late draw as Arsenal rescued a 1-1 draw to give Fulham Premier League hopes of survival.
Scott Parker’s team went into safety seven points into the game when they played 17 more games than Burnley, and they thought their task would be even harder before Dani Ceballos centered Hector Bellerin’s cross.
However, the VAR was saved and the goal was ruled out due to an extremely tight offside decision against Bukayo Saka.
Fulham defended decisively against the Gunners and were hoping for a chance to fall, and in the middle of the second half Gabriel Magalhaes threw Mario Lemina inside the area. The incident held up to the offside VAR examination and Josh Maja stepped up to turn the penalty into a significant way, while Parker’s men were looking for what would be the decisive three points.
However, after the Gunners threw them off with excellent defensive performance to scare away almost everything, Fulham were sidelined in the final stages of the seven-minute injury. Nketiah came away from home to rescue the 1-1 draw.
The result means Fulham are six points clear of Burnley as they have a chance to extend that gap on Manchester Sunday Super Sunday (from 16:00 – live). Sky Sports).
Meanwhile, despite the point, it was a disappointing evening for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team after their Slavic Prague victory in the Europa League semi-final this weekend. The Gunners remain ninth with a chance of qualifying for the European League, as they are now very difficult.
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Opt statistics – Arsenal’s unbeaten win and Fulham remain intact
- Arsenal have not lost at home in the previous 30 meeting matches against Fulham (W24 D6), unbeaten in all competitions more than any other team at home.
- Fulham remain unbeaten in 23 Premier League derbies in London (D5 L18), although four of the five draws they have made this run have come this season.
- Only against Liverpool (seven) has Fulham conceded 90 more goals in the Premier League than against Arsenal (six).
- As a result of Arsenal’s late draw, the Gunners have scored the same score after 32 games this season in the same period (46); they had fewer than the first 32 games of a league season last season in 1994-95 (40).
Arsenal resumed action on Friday when Everton played live Sky Sports Premier League; From 20:00.
Fulham’s next match is not until Saturday 1 May when they face rival London west London; From 3 p.m.