Arsenal’s potential title challenge took a substantial knock as Everton beat the Gunners 2-1 at Goodison Park, but Arsene Wenger’s side nearly levelled in a frantic final minute of the game, before Everton had a chance for 3-1.
It all started when Petr Cech made his way up for a corner in the final moments of the fixture, and after a penalty appeal, a goal line clearance and an open goal for Everton, fans attempted to catch their breath.
Iwobi should have scored but it would have been wholly undeserved— Jonny Singer (@Jonny_Singer) December 13, 2016
Best bit of that was Cech not having a single clue what to do in the Everton box when the ball hit the floor— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) December 13, 2016
Arsenal fans frantically scoured the screen for their goalkeeper, before realising he was the furthest man up the pitch.
Cech didn't really know what he was supposed to do there, did he? pic.twitter.com/M9oMN711Ot— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) December 13, 2016
And the Gunners could maybe have had claims for a penalty as well, after a challenge on Alexis Sanchez.
Foul on Sanchez in box right at the end there?— Goodplaya (@Goodplaya) December 13, 2016
Regardless, it made for some excellent entertainment on an exciting night for both sets of fans as well as the neutral.
Best last 3 mins I've seen 😂👍🏻 brilliant brilliant defending at the end , passion , desire ! Well done Everton and the fans 👍🏻— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) December 13, 2016
The last minute of that game… pic.twitter.com/G1LqVpggf0
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 13, 2016
Those last 2 minutes of Everton vs Arsenal pic.twitter.com/LvePnDrxmw— Ben Mole (@BenMole11) December 13, 2016
Goodison Park does seem to produce the goods.
Also convinced that Goodison Park has more exciting TV games on average than any other Premier League stadium.— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) December 13, 2016
Jim White could hardly contain his excitement.
WHAT A FINISH!!! #EVEARS— Jim White (@JimWhite) December 13, 2016
And at the end of it all, Toffees fans could breath a huge sigh of relief.
Football, eh? Bloody hell.