Late Drama Denies Arsenal and Leicester

Premier League action has returned in full swing, as four fixtures were played out on Saturday.

Leicester City was the first team to take to the pitch, hoping to collect all three points against Watford at Vicarage Road to solidify their third-place position in the standings.

The Foxes thought they had won the match with a phenomenal 90th-minute strike from Ben Chilwell, as the left-back found himself unmarked at the edge of the opposing penalty area and managed to find the far top-corner with staggering precision.

However, the visitors’ poor marking from a corner kick two minutes into stoppage time would eventually be their undoing, as Craig Dawson found enough space in the penalty area to complete an acrobatic finish and level the scoring.

Nigel Pearson’s Watford denied his former side a valuable three points in the Champions League fight, and managed to lift his current team a point clear of the relegation zone.

Arsenal found themselves in similar circumstances later that day, as the side were hoping for a win to catapult them back into the race for European football. Nicholas Pepe’s trademark opener, cutting in from the right flank, gave Mikel Arteta’s men the advantage in the 68th minute.

However, that advantage would be slashed just seven minutes later, as Brighton captain Lewis Dunk managed to capitalize on Arsenal’s defensive disarray to net the equalizer.

Brighton then completed the comeback in stoppage time, as an excellent link-up between Aaron Connolly and Neal Maupay resulted in the Frenchman slinking in behind and lofting the ball beyond Emiliano Martinez and into the back of the net.

Elsewhere, Wolverhampton Wanderers returned to Premier League action in style with a 2-0 away win over West Ham, while Crystal Palace further Bournemouth’s woes with a 2-0 win at the Vitality Stadium, leaving the hosts stuck in the relegation zone.