The stars could be aligning for Newcastle this season.
Grant Holt - after putting Norwich ahead in first half
In a tense game at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon, Arsenal managed to drop 2 valuable points against Norwich City, as the game ended in a 3-3- draw, after Norwich had been leading 2-1 for much of the game.
And that, after it seemed initially like it was going to be a cake-walk for Arsenal, with Yossi Benayoun scoring after just 65 seconds.
But Norwich were up for this game, and they amazingly came right back into the game in that first half, and they were ahead by the break, with goals from Wesley Hoolahan and Grant Holt, who hit his 14th Premier League goal of the season.
In the second half, things were still fairly even, but Arsenal were coming more into the game, but both sides missed good opportunities to score.
But it was Robin van Persie after 72 minutes who got one back for the Gunners, and then the Arsenal captain seemed to have done the job on 80 minutes, when he put Arsenal ahead 3-2.
But then it was Steve Morrison, who put the cat among the pigeons again, when he equalized for Norwich City with a beautiful goal on 85 minutes, and the game finally ended 3-3, and Arsenal had dropped two precious points.
Arsenal went close a few times in the last few minutes, but it was not to be, and the Gunners shot themselves in the foot, and not for the first time this season.
The Arsenal defense again looked hopeless today, with the goalkeeper Wojciech Szcz?sny culpable for the first goal which hit him, before going into the net, and it’s a shot he really should have saved easily.
What this means could be huge for Newcastle, since Arsenal are now only 2 points ahead of Newcastle, and if Newcastle win tomorrow against Manchester City at home, we will go one point above the Gunners.
Indeed it really puts Newcastle in the driver’s seat, because if Newcastle win their last two games of the season they will finish above Arsenal in the league table, and in at least 4th place.
Nobody could have dreamed up an ending like this one to the Premier League this season, and it’s now up to Newcastle tomorrow to show us what they are made of.
Howay The Lads!!