Arsenal 3-3 Norwich City
Steve Morison's late strike for Norwich silenced the Emirates at the end of a dramatic 3-3 draw with Champions League chasing Arsenal.
Arsenal's recent stutter has let Tottenham and Newcastle back into the race for the Champions League and things didn't improve for the Gunners today as Norwich stormed the Emirates in dramatic fashion.
It had all started so well for the hosts though as Yossi Benayoun's 25 yard curler gave them the lead with just 64 seconds on the clock and it looked like being a straightforward win for the home side, however Norwich had other ideas.
The Canaries levelled ten minutes later when Wojcech Szczesny fumbled Wes Hoolahan's tame strike over his own line and from that moment on it was the visitors who looked the stronger side. So it came as no surprise when Grant Holt put them ahead, albeit in fortuitous fashion, just before the half hour when his shot deflected over the keeper thanks to the left knee of Kieran Gibbs.
There were more chances for the men from Carrow Road throughout the rest of the first half but they couldn't beat Szczesny again and Arsenal were grateful for the half time whistle. Arsene Wenger re-organised his troops at the interval and they came out with renewed vigour as they set about turning the game around.
So often this season that responsibility has rested on the shoulders of Robin Van Persie and the Dutchman was at it again with two goals in eight minutes. His first came on 72 minutes as he stroked home from a superb lobbed pass from Alex Song and he looked to have secured three vital points for his side when he latched onto a deflected shot to fire beyond Ruddy with ten minutes remaining.
However, Norwich were not done and Steve Morison found himself with too much space in the Arsenal box before firing low into the far corner to silence the home crowd.
It was like the Alamo at the end and in a frantic finish the Gunners were denied a clear penalty when Van Persie was felled by Kyle Naughton as he waited to tap into an empty net. The result means that Arsenal will be out of the Champions League places if Tottenham and Newcastle win their fixtures tomorrow afternoon.