Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa Highlights

A late Nicklas Bendtner goal rescued Arsenal after a Philippe Senderos own goal had seemed set to cost them their place at the top of the Premier League.

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Gabriel Agbonlahor’s driven, low cross was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Senderos on 27 minutes. Villa almost added a second but Manuel Almunia did superbly to turn Shaun Maloney’s fierce shot onto the post. As a below-par Arsenal looked destined for defeat, substitute Bendtner poked in an equaliser in the last 10 seconds. Arsenal started the match looking determined to shake off the after-effects of last weekend’s nightmarish experience at Birmingham, the scene of two points dropped as well as Eduardo da Silva’s horrific leg break. And Theo Walcott – up front in place of Eduardo – brought a fine save out of Carson after an exquisite turn and shot.

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