Alexandre Lacazette ‘s goal in injury time brought Arsenal a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the postponed Premier League match week 20 at the Emirates Stadium, Friday (25/2/2022)
Thanks to these positive results, the Gunners are now in fifth place in the Premier League standings with a value of 45. They are five points ahead of Wolverhampton who are in seventh position.
Playing at home, Arsenal faced fierce resistance from The Wolves. When the game had just been running for six minutes, Romain Saiss managed to break into the London Cannon Team’s goal.
Luckily, the goal was disallowed by the referee because Saiss was already in the offside trap.
The goal finally actually happened in the 10th minute. Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes gave a slow backpass to Ramsdale which Hwang Hee-Chan immediately grabbed. After passing the goalkeeper, Hee-Chan scored the ball into an empty net. 1-0.
Wolves got a golden opportunity three minutes later which Raul Jimenez failed to take advantage of. Arsenal just played with a stable when the game entered the 30th minute. The score does not change until the break.
Wolves only needed two minutes to spread another threat to Arsenal’s goal. Hee-Chan is in a situation that allows him to score a second goal and only has to face Ramsdale. Unfortunately, his shot can be blocked.
The match was getting more intense until the tension rose. In the 57th minute, the coaches of each club, Mikel Arteta and Bruno Lage, looked tense on the touchline.
Arsenal finally equalized! In the 82nd minute, the score changed to 1-1 after Nicolas Pepe converted an assist from Eddie Nketiah who had just come on as a substitute. Pepe struck the ball from close range and could not be driven away by Jose Sa.
Dramatic! Arsenal managed to score in the 90+5 minute before the referee ended the match thanks to the action of Alexandre Lacazette and Pepe. The ball that went into the goal came from the feet of Lacazette.
However, the goal was counted as an own goal because it hit Jose Sa before crossing the line. Whatever it was, Arsenal turned 2-1 up!
Very little time remaining and Wolves failed to use to equalize. Arsenal was declared the winner and entitled to get three points from this postponed party.
Pepe 71 ‘); Alexandre Lacazette.
Manager : Mikel Arteta (Spain)
Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-3): Jose Sa; Max Kilman, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss; Nelson Semedo (Jonny Castro 61′), Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Rayan Ait Nouri; Hwang Hee-Chan (Pedro Neto 75′), Daniel Podence (Leander Dendocker 90’), Raul Jimenez.
Manager : Bruno Lage (Portugal)