Chelsea v Southampton, English Football League Round of 24 match, February 18, 2023. Chelsea's Noni Madueke (second right) shoots at goal.
London – Arsenal's footballers turned the match of the 24th round of the English league against Aston Villa at the very end and after a 4:2 win they once again lead an incomplete table. In the third minute of regulation, after a beautiful shot by Jorginho, the ball bounced into the Aston Villa net from goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, and Martinelli closed the score after a break into an empty net. Manchester City can come back ahead of Arsenal today, who play at Nottingham from 16:00.
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Arsenal have struggled in recent games. After a defeat to Everton and a draw with Brentford, he lost to Manchester City, who replaced him in the top spot. “The Gunners” started badly even in Birmingham. In the fifth minute, after Zinchenko's mistake, Cash won the ball, sent Watkins into the counterattack, who scored in the fourth league game in a row.
The guests equalized after a quarter of an hour, the ball bounced in the goal to Saka, who beat Martínez. Aston Villa took the lead again after 15 minutes, Moreno's pass into the box found Coutinho who scored with a low shot. In the second half, Zinchenko got a shot from a corner and equalized with his first goal in the Premier League. The former Manchester City player was waiting for a goal in the English league 92 games.
Arsenal completed the turnaround in the third minute of regulation, when Jorginho's volley hit the crossbar, but the ball bounced off the lying Argentine world champion Martínez and into the goal. A few minutes later, Martínez appeared on the other side of the field with a corner kick, which was deflected by the visitors and Martinelli sealed the victory for Arsenal after counterattacking with a shot into an empty net.
Results of the 24th round of the English Football League
< p>Aston Villa – Arsenal 2:4 (5. Watkins, 31. Coutinho – 16. Saka, 61. Zincenko, 90.+3 own Martínez, 90.+8 Martinelli.),
16:00 Brentford – Crystal Palace, Brighton – Fulham, Chelsea – Southampton, Everton – Leeds, Nottingham – Manchester City, Wolverhampton – Bournemouth,
18:30 Newcastle – Liverpool.