A superb goal, a phenomenal rescue and a comeback between West Ham and Arsenal (videos)
Show, goals, suspense … All the ingredients for a match of pure madness.
Wis Ham squandered a three-goal advantage against Arsenal to only draw (3-3) on Sunday in a game late in the 29th day, which slows down his European ambitions.
By winning, the Hammers would have returned to equal points with Chelsea, 4th and last virtual qualifier for the Champions League, but they are still two lengths behind the Blues with 49 units.
Arsenal grabbed a place to become 9th to 7 lengths behind their opponent of the day.
After a little more than half an hour of play, the mass seemed yet said in this match as the Gunners completely missed their start of the match.
Under the impetus of a Jesse Lingard, excellent since he was loaned by Manchester United this winter and recalled this week in the English national team, the Hammers had made the hole.
Lingard opened the scoring in the 15th minute before quickly playing a free kick for Jarrod Bowen, two minutes later, who had doubled the bet on a huge blunder from Bernd Leno (2-0, 17th).
Midfielder Tomas Soucek had hit the nail on the head in the 32nd minute (3-0), but Arsenal are unpredictable and West Ham was punished by his passivity afterwards.
Holder in the axis, Alexandre Lacazette sounded the revolt by reducing the score after a good sequence, even if his recovery was deflected by Soucek to whom the goal was awarded against his camp (3-1, 38th).
Punished at the break by the dark-looking Mikel Arteta, Arsenal stormed the opposing goal throughout the second half, under the leadership of Martin Odegaard, ending up by giving in twice the opposing rearguard.
Craig Dawson inadvertently deflected a center stretched from Calum Chambers in his own cages (3-2, 61st), before Lacazette found himself receiving a perfect cross from Nicolas Pépé (3-3, 82nd) to snatch a point deserved, but which does nobody’s business.