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Toure tackles Torres

Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal: The Reds start brightly with Fernando Torres giving Kole Toure and his defensive colleagues plenty to think about

Arshavin takes the ball past Arbeloa

At the other end, January signing Andrey Arshavin looks to get the better of Alvaro Arbeloa for the Gunners

Arshavin scores for Arsenal

It is the Russian who breaks the deadlock in the 36th minute, against the run of play, when he sidefoots home from Cesc Fabregas's pass

Song tackles Dirk Kuyt

With Liverpool keeping the pressure on, Alex Song breaks up an attack as they unsuccessfully try to equalise before half-time

Torres makes it 1-1

Rafael Benitez's side have their equaliser soon after the interval, however, when Torres rises to head home from Dirk Kuyt's cross

Benayoun holds his face as Lukasz Fabianski fails to keep the ball out

The Dutchman sends in another fine ball for Yossi Benayoun who forces it over the line despite a kick in the face

Arshavin celebrates his second goal

Next, a sensational long-range effort from Arshavin beats goalkeeper Pepe Reina to make it 2-2 in the 67th minute

Arshavin fires the ball past Jamie Carragher

Despite having the better of things, the hosts are stunned to find themselves behind again when Arshavin completes his hat-trick

Torres equalises for Liverpool

Their advantage only lasts for a little over two minutes when Albert Riera's cross finds Torres who turns and fires home his second

Arshavin smashes Arsenal into a 4-3 lead

With the game into its 90th minute and the Reds pushing for victory, Theo Walcott breaks for Arsenal and sets up a fourth for Arshavin

Fabianski watches as the ball finds the back of the net

However, an injury-time strike from Benayoun makes it 4-4 to earn Liverpool a point and return them to the top of the league

see also
Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal
21 Apr 09 |  Premier League

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