Arsenal v Bournemouth match of the 26th round of the English football league, March 4, 2023. From left, Philip Billing of Bournemouth and Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal.
London – Arsenal beat Bournemouth 3:2 at home in the English football league. Substitute Nelson secured the victory for the competition leader in the seventh minute of the setup. Defending champions Manchester City beat Newcastle 2-0 in the round of 26 and are five points behind Arsenal.
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Arsenal goalkeeper Ramsdale fished the ball out of the net after just nine seconds of play. Immediately after the opening action of the match, the ball fell to an unguarded Billing in the goal area, who scored the second fastest goal in the history of the Premier League. The record is held by Long, who scored after less than eight seconds in Southampton's match against Watford in 2019.
In the 57th minute, he made it 2:0 for the outsider Senesi. In the next five minutes, however, Partey commanded a turn with his shot, and in the 70th minute it was already equalized thanks to White. The decision was made in the seventh minute of regulation, when Nelson leaned into the rebound from the corner and his cannon stopped short of the net of Neto's goal.
In the Manchester City – Newcastle match, in the 15th minute, Foden weaved his way through the visitors' goal and opened the scoring with his weaker right foot. The English representative has already participated in 50 goals in the Premier League (33 goals and 17 assists) and at the age of 22 years and 280 days he became the youngest player to reach this goal.
Twenty minutes after the break, Silva came on the field instead of De Bruyne and in less than two minutes scored after a pass from the league's top scorer Haaland. The Portuguese midfielder took care of Manchester City's 1,000th home goal in Premier League history.
Fifth Newcastle failed to win for the fifth time in a row and won only once in their last eight games.
Brighton outclassed West Ham at home 4 :0 and loses only three points on the cup standings. He also has a game to spare against Newcastle. Tomáš Souček started in West Ham's starting line-up and played 75 minutes. Vladimír Coufal was absent due to a heel injury.
After Mac Allister's penalty from the first half, Veltman came through with an unusual chest finish in the 51st minute. 18 minutes later, Mitoma headed in at the back post before substitute Welbeck rounded off the scoring in the 89th minute.
West Ham have failed to beat Brighton in any of their 12 Premier League games between them (six draws and six losses). The Hammers remain in 16th place, just above the relegation zone.
Tenth-placed Chelsea beat Leeds 1-0 and won after five games. In the 53rd minute, he scored after a corner kick by Fofana, who took care of only the second home goal of the “Blues” this year. Fourth-placed Tottenham surprisingly lost 0-1 at Wolverhampton after Traoré's goal in the 82nd minute. “Wolves” broke a streak of three games without a win and are thirteen.
Southampton beat Leicester 1-0 at home thanks to Alcaraz's 35th-minute goal and moved off the bottom of the table with their second win in three league games under new manager Rubén Sellés. In stoppage time, visiting Souttar stamped the crossbar with his header, but Southampton finally secured their first home win since August.
Bournemouth is the last one, all three teams in the relegation zone have the same 21 points.
The results of the 26th round of the English football league
Manchester City – Newcastle 2:0 (15. Foden, 67. Silva), Arsenal – Bournemouth 3:2 (62. Partey, 70. White, 90.+8 Nelson – 1. Billing, 57. Senesi), Aston Villa – Crystal Palace 1:0 (27. own Andersen), Brighton – West Ham United 4:0 (18. Mac Allister from pen., 52. Veltman, 69. Mitoma, 89. Welbeck), Chelsea – Leeds 1:0 (53 . Fofana), Wolverhampton – Tottenham 1:0 (82. Traoré), Southampton – Leicester 1:0 (35. Alcaraz).
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