Arsenal’s wild celebrations following Reiss Nelson’s 97th-minute winner against Bournemouth on Saturday are being investigated by the FA.
Having seen their side come from 2-0 down to win 3-2 through Nelson’s superb long-range strike, Gunners substitutes and staff could not contain themselves and flooded onto the pitch in jubilant scenes at the Emirates Stadium.
The scenes were exactly what you’d expect to see following such a dramatic moment in the Premier League title race – but referee Chris Kavanagh made a note of the ‘incident’ in his match report, meaning, as bizarre as it sounds, it will now be reviewed further.
Bournemouth were 2-0 up with just over half-an-hour to play at the Emirates: Philip Billing had put the struggling Cherries in front with the second-quickest goal in Premier League history after 9.11 seconds, before Marcos Senesi doubled their lead with a header from a corner midway through the second half.
But league leaders Arsenal reaffirmed their title credentials by mounting a comeback for the ages in front of a raucous home crowd.
Thomas Partey pulled one back on 62 minutes, Ben White made it 2-2 with his first-ever Gunners goal eight minutes later, then Nelson completed the turnaround in sensational style.