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  Gunners make stunning comeback
Updated 09 December 2001, 20.00

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa

Arsenal pulled off an amazing come-back from behind to beat Villa at Highbury on Sunday.

Fact File
Goals
21 mins: Merson puts Villa ahead with a lob
34 mins: Stone makes it 2-0 to Villa
46 mins: Substitute Wiltord pulls one back for Arsenal
72 mins: Henry pulls Arsenal level
90 mins: Henry coolly slots Arsenal's equaliser

Thierry Henry scored two of the Gunners' goals which now places them just three points behind Premiership leaders Liverpool.

Villa's Merson and Dion Dublin were a force to be reckoned with as Dublin headed on a pass to Merson who neatly sent the ball over Arsenal keeper Stuart Talyor.

In the 34th minute Stone picked up a poor clearance to make it 2-0.

With the London side trailing 2-0 at the close of the first half after a great counter-attack from Villa, it was a tense 15-minute break.

But the Gunners came through firing on all cylinders, with substitute Wiltord pulling one back with a volleyed goal before watching Henry fire in his two goals.

Other matches:

Blackburn 1-2 Leeds United

Leeds got a lucky and vital three points against Blackburn. Two Harry Kewell goals in the second-half assured them of the points.

But there was fierce attacking late in the game by Blackburn, when Henning Berg managed to score in the 82nd minute.

Ipswich Town 0-1 Newcastle United

The Magpies were in full flight against Ipswich, grabbing three points thanks to a Nolberto Solano 20th minute strike.

It wasn't a good game for Ipswich and they were never a danger to Newcastle keeper Shay Given.

Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

Sunderland failed to make any head-way after several attempts at goal against Chelsea.

But keeper Carlo Cudicini was on top form, blocking a penalty form Kevin Phillips as well as shots on target.


 
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