Arsenal rallies to draw with Fulham 1-1
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen scored at both ends as the
Gunners had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Fulham in the Premier
League on Saturday.
Vermaelen’s own goal gifted the visitors, who had not won at
Arsenal in 25 attempts, the lead in the 66th minute.
The Belgian redeemed himself when nodding in from close range
with seven minutes left, but the Gunners could not grab a
Fulham snatched the lead after Danny Murphy chipped the ball
into the Arsenal box. John Arne Riise collected it on his chest and
the ball then bounced on the penalty spot before being accidentally
sent back into his own goal by the retreating Vermaelen.
Arsenal was finally level through Vermaelen’s close-range
downwards header with seven minutes left after Theo Walcott’s cross
from the right.