Arsenal defeated Premier League top-four opponents Wolves 2-1 when Nicolas Pepe came off the bench to ignite a spectacular late comeback.
In a tense match at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, Hwang Hee-chan pounced on a Gabriel Magalhaes blunder to break a 10-game winless streak and put Wolves ahead.
The visitors promptly changed their focus to defense, but in the 82nd minute, replacement Nicolas Pepe found a way past goalkeeper Jose Sa.
Pepe then set up Alexandre Lacazette for the winner, which was ruled an own goal by Sa, sparking euphoric celebrations among the Arsenal players and fans, as the margin between them and fourth-placed Manchester United – who they have played two games fewer than them – was cut to to one point.
Hwang took advantage of Gabriel’s poor back pass and slotted in the opener from an acute angle after rounding Aaron Ramsdale after Roman Saiss’ goal was disallowed for offside.
Three minutes later, Raul Jimenez squandered a fantastic chance to extend Wolves’ lead, but the visitors held their nerve to make it to half-time without conceding.
In the 71st minute, Sa denied Lacazette, but the Gunners’ attack ultimately paid off when replacement Eddie Nketiah set up Pepe for the equalizer.
With two minutes of normal time remaining, Martin Odegaard clipped the joint of the post and crossbar, sending the game into a wild, open finish.
Arsenal had enough seconds on the clock to find a winner when Lacazette’s shot found its way into the back of the net after touches from Saiss and Sa. Wolves were accused of wasting time on substitutions, but Arsenal had enough seconds on the clock to find a winner when Lacazette’s shot found its way into the back of the net after touches from Saiss and Sa.
Source: livescore news