In the early morning of December 6th, Beijing time, in the 15th round of the Premier League, Arsenal challenged newly promoted Luton Town away. In the end, the two new players Havertz and Rice became the saviors. The former equalized the score and the latter made a buzzer-beater, taking away a victory with a score of 4-3 and continuing to lead the standings with a 5-point advantage in one more game.
At the end of last month, Arsenal relied on Havertz’s winning goal in the away game to overtake Manchester City and Liverpool to the top of the list and began to become the leading team.
In this away challenge to Luton, who were participating in the Premier League for the first time, Arsenal unexpectedly encountered a strong blockage. After leading 2-1 in the first half, they lost 2 goals in a row in the second half and faced a desperate situation of falling behind 2-3.
In the 60th minute, Havertz stepped forward, inserted into the penalty area and scored a goal, helping Arsenal equalize the score 3-3.
According to statistics, this is the third goal Havertz has scored for Arsenal in the last four games. He suddenly ushered in an explosive period and lived up to the trust of coach Arteta.
The fourth official originally called for 6 minutes of additional time, but the referee gave more time at the last moment, giving Arsenal the opportunity to complete the overtake. In the 97th minute, Odegaard sent a precise cross, and Rice headed the ball into the penalty area to complete the winning goal and help Arsenal achieve a 4-3 comeback.
According to statistics, this is the third Premier League goal scored by Rice this season and the second stoppage time winner. In the previous fourth round of the Premier League, Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-1 at home. Rice helped the team complete a 2-1 lead in stoppage time.
After Rice scored the buzzer-beating goal, he was very excited. He ran tens of meters into the air and roared in celebration. Then other Arsenal teammates came forward to embrace and celebrate together, and the Arsenal fans behind the goal were in a boil.
In addition, after seeing Rice score, Arsenal’s coaching bench went crazy. Coach Arteta and his assistants danced to celebrate the buzzer-beater.
With this victory, Arsenal finally broke the curse of 33 consecutive years of losing away games against Luton, with 1 draw and 2 losses before. In addition, Arsenal has won 4 consecutive league games and reached 36 points. It will continue to lead the standings with a 5-point advantage in one more game. If it gets a draw, it will only be 3 points ahead in one more game and there will be no goal difference advantage. A win for Liverpool will take them to the top of the table.