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Gunners stunned by Magpies fightback

05 Feb 2011 19:30:04

Gunners stunned by Magpies fightback

Arsenal lost ground in the title race after Newcastle staged an incredible comeback from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 at St James' Park.The Gunners made the perfect start when Theo Walcott gave them a first-minute lead, and it was 2-0 inside three minutes when Johan Djourou headed home Andrey Arshavin's free-kick.Robin van Persie made it three in the 10th minute and the Dutchman headed in his second and Arsenal's fourth 16 minutes later from a Bacary Sagna cross.Abou Diaby was dismissed in the second half after reacting to a challenge by Joey Barton, who pulled one back for the Magpies from the penalty spot soon afterwards.Leon Best cut the gap to two goals in the 75th minute Barton scored a second from the spot before Cheik Tiote's long-range volley completed a stunning recovery by the Magpies.


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