PL derby drama: Reds’ 96th min miracle, Gunners’ statement in Spurs thriller

Derby madness gripped the Premier League overnight with three massive crosstown fixtures.

Liverpool left it until the 96th minute to beat rivals Everton 1-0 as Divock Origi capitalised on a Jordan Pickford moment of madness to steal a victory.

Arsenal had a famous 4-2 victory over Spurs, as they came from a goal down to leapfrog their North London neighbours into fourth on the ladder.

Chelsea eased to a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham.

HERE’S A FULL WRAP OF THE OVERNIGHT ACTION…

ARSENAL 4-2 SPURS

Arsenal won an explosive north London derby as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace and Alexandre Lacazette’s crucial strike inspired a pulsating 4-2 win over bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

Unai Emery’s side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches in all competitions after fighting back from 2-1 down in arguably the Premier League’s game of the season so far.

Aubameyang’s penalty had put Arsenal ahead before Eric Dier’s header and a Harry Kane spot-kick gave Tottenham the lead at half-time at the Emirates Stadium.

Dier’s gloating celebration in front of Arsenal’s fans had triggered a touchline brawl involving Arsenal substitutes.

But the fireworks were far from over as Aubameyang’s superb long-range equaliser sparked a second half surge from the Gunners.

Lacazette came off the bench to put Arsenal ahead and Lucas Torreira sealed the points with his first goal for the club.

LIVERPOOL 1-0 EVERTON

Divock Origi scored a bizarre winner in the sixth minute of stoppage time as Liverpool beat Everton 1-0 in dramatic fashion on Sunday to maintain its 19-year unbeaten record over its Merseyside rival at Anfield.

Virgil van Dijk mishit a speculative volley high into the air from outside the area, with the ball landing on the crossbar off the fingertips of Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

It bounced a second time onto the bar and dropped down to the waiting Origi, who headed home from a meter out. The victory kept second-placed Liverpool within two points of Manchester City after 14 games. Everton hasn’t won at Anfield in the league since 1999. Origi, who came on as a substitute for Mohamed Salah, hadn’t scored for Liverpool since May 2017, having spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg.

CHELSEA 2-0 FULHAM

Chelsea bounced back from their first Premier League defeat of the season to see off local rivals Fulham 2-0 on Sunday, with goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek putting the gloss on a mixed performance.

The home side dominated possession at Stamford Bridge and scored early through Spanish forward Pedro but struggled to find their rhythm and looked shaky until substitute Loftus-Cheek settled their nerves with a late second.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a dream start to his tenure in England but a chastening 3-1 defeat to Tottenham last week stung him badly, prompting a series of post-mortems with individual players.

Sunday’s hard-fought win lifted Chelsea into third place above Spurs, in action against Arsenal later in the day.

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