Arsenal vs Norwich City

Current Score

  • Arsenal 3
  • Norwich City 1

Match Profile

Goal Scorers
  • Arteta (PG)
    • 85minutes
  • O. Giroud
    • 88minutes
    • 88minutes
  • S. Bassong (OG)
    • 88minutes
  • L. Podolski
    • 90minutes
Goal Scorers
  • M. Turner
    • 56minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
14 Apr 2013 - 8:07am

Arsenal strikes late to down Norwich

  • Salute ... Arsenal's players will provide a guard of honour for their clash against new champion Manchester United (Getty)
Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski scored in the last five minutes as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
14 Apr 2013 - 2:44 AM  UPDATED 14 Apr 2013 - 8:07 AM

Arteta's penalty after 85 minutes cancelled out
Michael Turner's header and Giroud then turned in
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross to put the Gunners ahead.

Arsenal goalkeeper
Lukasz Fabianski then twice denied Norwich an equaliser before Podolski wrapped up the victory with a fierce strike from the edge of the box.

Arsenal's comeback win lifted it above Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, who did not play, into third place while Everton strengthened its bid for European football with victory.

David Moyes' side cruised to a 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers to move within three points of UEFA Champions League qualification.

Darron Gibson put Everton ahead with a deflected strike five minutes before the interval and Victor Anichebe wrapped up the points, sending QPR a step closer to relegation.

QPR had chances through
Junior Hoilett and
Loic Remy but it was punished for a lack of quality and endeavour.

Reading goalkeeper
Alex McCarthy was the hero as the bottom club snapped an eight-game losing streak with a goalless draw at home to Liverpool.

Time and again McCarthy came to the Royals' rescue by producing a succession of world-class saves to deny
Luis Suarez,
Steven Gerrard,
Philippe Coutinho and
Daniel Sturridge.

Coutinho also had a goal disallowed for offside and Suarez saw a chip cleared off the line by
Chris Gunter.

Aston Villa missed the chance to pull clear of the relegation zone when it was held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham, with
Fabien Delph's own goal cancelling out Charles N'Zogbia's curling strike.

Delph also wasted a golden chance to atone for his mistake in the 73rd minute but he blasted high and wide from the back post after a cross from
Andreas Weimann.

Villa could have moved five points clear of the relegation zone but its cushion is just three points and its position remains precarious.

Villa's goal difference of minus-24 is inferior to both Sunderland and Wigan Athletic, who are immediately below it.

Southampton was also held at home after taking the lead, drawing 1-1 with West Ham United striker
Andy Carroll cancelling out the Saints' opener from
Gaston Ramirez.

Match Commentary

minute code event
90 AS Assist by T. Walcott (Arsenal)
90 YC Yellow card awarded to R. Snodgrass of Norwich City
90 G GOAL (Arsenal): Scored by L. Podolski
90 SI Substitute in S. Jackson of Norwich City
90 SO Substitute out A. Tettey of Norwich City
88 AS Assist by A. Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
88 G GOAL (Arsenal): Scored by O. Giroud
88 OG OWN GOAL (Norwich City): Scored by S. Bassong
88 AS Assist by A. Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
88 G GOAL (Arsenal): Scored by O. Giroud
85 PG GOAL (Arsenal): Penalty scored by Arteta
83 YC Yellow card awarded to M. Bunn of Norwich City
80 SI Substitute in A. Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal
80 SO Substitute out B. Sagna of Arsenal
62 SI Substitute in D. Fox of Norwich City
62 SO Substitute out B. Johnson of Norwich City
60 SI Substitute in L. Podolski of Arsenal
60 SO Substitute out Y. Gervinho of Arsenal
60 SI Substitute in T. Walcott of Arsenal
60 SO Substitute out J. Wilshere of Arsenal
56 AS Assist by R. Snodgrass (Norwich City)
56 G GOAL (Norwich City): Scored by M. Turner
34 YC Yellow card awarded to B. Sagna of Arsenal

Match Statistics


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