Posted by Grand News | 17 December 2018 | 986 times
Arsenal’s unbeaten run have ended following a topsy-turvy 3-2 victory by Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium, on Sunday.
Coach Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first victory for Southampton saw to the end of the London’s side unbeaten streak after 22 games, since he took charge last month.
The thrilling match was heading to a possible stalemate when Southampton striker Charlie Austin capitalized on a howler from Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno to seal a shock 3-2 win on Sunday.
Austin headed home with just five minutes left after Leno misjudged Shane Long’s cross.
Southampton had twice taken the lead through Danny Ings, only for Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s brace to draw Arsenal level on each occasion.
Leno’s mistake and Austin’s predatory finish handed Arsenal their first defeat in 15 league games and brought a stunning halt to their longest unbeaten run in all competitions since 2007.
Unai Emery’s fifth placed team hadn’t lost since a 3-2 defeat at Chelsea in August and the north Londoners’ first setback since the summer leaves them two points behind the fourth placed Blues, who won at Brighton on Sunday.
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