Sunderland 1-1 Arsenal Highlights
Cesc Fabregas scored a late header to rescue a disappointing Arsenal after Grant Leadbitter’s stunning drive had appeared to hand Sunderland victory.
Djibril Cisse was twice denied by Manuel Almunia in a low-quality first half that had very few chances.
Robin van Persie’s volley was superbly saved by Craig Gordon before Sunderland went ahead when Leadbitter’s cracking 20-yard shot crashed in off the bar.
But Fabregas nodded in Van Persie’s corner to salvage a point for Arsenal.
It is the second consecutive weekend that Arsenal have failed to win and claim the top spot in the Premier League – and there must now be huge concerns about their title aspirations.
LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING GAME
11 May 2008 – Ref: Keith Stroud
Arsenal scorer: Walcott 24