Arsenal, Chelsea share honour in midweek EPL cracker

Arsenal, Chelsea share honour in midweek EPL cracker

Hector Bellerin made amends for conceding a penalty kick with a superb stoppage-time equaliser to earn Arsenal a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in a scintillating English Premier League game on Wednesday.

There were chances galore for both sides but it was not until the 63rd minute that Jack Wilshere blasted Arsenal ahead with a superb finish past Thibaut Courtois. It was his first Premier League goal in about two years.

Bellerin tripped Hazard four minutes later and Hazard tucked away the penalty kick and Chelsea appeared to be heading back into second spot when Marcos Alonso struck from close range. A replay however showed that Hazard exaggerated the tackle from Bellerin.

Bellerin made sure Arsenal earned the point they deserved, however, with a sublime half-volley in the second minute of stoppage time.

There was still time for Chelsea substitute Davide Zappacosta to hit the crossbar but a draw was a fair result.

Chelsea remained in third place with 46 points, 16 behind leaders Manchester City, and Arsenal stayed sixth.