Premier League Round-Up: Arsenal rescue point after stirring comeback at Bournemouth

Meanwhile, Swansea ended their four game losing run with a win away to Crystal Palace

BY Cian Roche 22:06 Tuesday 3 January 2017, 22:06 3 Jan 2017

Olivier Giroud completed a stirring comeback at Dean Court as Arsenal came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Bournemouth.

It looked as though Arsene Wenger would be in for a miserable night when Charlie Daniels opened the scoring after just 16 minutes. Callum Wilson then doubled Eddie Howe's side's advantage from the penalty spot.

There were signs of frustration growing, with Arsenal players Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez bickering during the first half.

Their caused wasn't helped after the break when Ryan Fraser popped up to score their third of the evening and all but wrap up the points for the home side. And then Arsenal woke up.

Alexis Sanchez appeared to score a consolation goal on 70 minutes and Bournemouth fans began to shift uncomfortably in their seats.

That discomfort turned to genuine distress when Lucas Perez pulled a second back for his side just five minutes later. Arsenal were buoyed by the sending off of Simon Francis after 82 minutes and were given an added boost when officials signalled a additional six minutes of stoppage time.

Olivier Giroud popped up and, adding to his wonderful scorpion kick last week, slotted home the equaliser for the visitors.

Olivier Giroud rises to score the equaliser in stoppage time. Image: Andrew Matthews / PA Wire/PA Images

Elsewhere tonight, Swansea put to an end their run of four straight defeats with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace. Angel Rangel scored the winner in the final minutes of the game to wrap up all three points at Selhurst Park.

Also in attendance was new Swansea head coach Paul Clement, who will no doubt have been watching his new side closely.

In tonight's third and final game, Watford extended their miserable run to no wins in six games after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Stoke City.

 

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