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Arsenal Up To Fourth Place With Comeback Win


Arsenal players celebrate - AFP
Arsenal went up to fourth on the log after edging struggling Sheffield United 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners manager Mikel Arteta raised eyebrows by dropping Alexandre Lacazette to the bench, with Eddie Nketiah preferred upfront among the four changes that included recalls for Gabriel, Dani Ceballos and Bukayo Saka.

Saka eventually got the breakthrough for Arsenal on the hour-mark with a free header at the back post after a lovely cross by Hector Bellerin. Second-half substitute Nicolas Pepe doubled the lead for the hosts three minutes later after taking on the defence and brilliantly curled a low strike into the bottom corner on his stride.

David McGoldrick pulled a goal back for Sheffield with six minutes remaining to take the game down to the wire but the Gunners held on to go up to fourth on the log while Chris Wilder's men were left still without points at the bottom.

Leicester City 0-3 West Ham United

Leicester City's perfect start to the season came to an end after suffering a 3-0 walloping by West Ham United at the King Power Stadium. Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals gave the Hammers a two-goal cushion heading to the break and Jarrod Bowen sealed the three points with the third goal in the last seven minutes.

Harvey Barnes thought he had scored a consolation goal for the Foxes in stoppage time but the goal was disallowed for offside on Jamie Vardy before delivering the final pass.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers returned to winning ways after edging Fulham 1-0 at Molineux Stadium. After goalkeeper Aphonse Areola's heroics kept Fulham in the game for the first stanza, Pedro Neto eventually broke the deadlock for Wolves 11 minutes from the break and that was enough to end their two-game losing run in the league.

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