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Goals galore as Newcastle stuns Arsenal

— Photo: AFP

Cheik Tiote takes off on an celebratory run after his strike, Newcastle's fourth, completed an amazing fightback against Arsenal.

LONDON: Newcastle staged one of the greatest fightbacks in Premier League history on Saturday, dealing a blow to Arsenal's title hopes to claim a 4-4 draw on a day of record scoring.

The second-placed Gunners ran riot in an extraordinary opening at St. James Park, sweeping into a 4-0 lead after only 26 minutes thanks to two goals from Robin van Persie and one apiece from Theo Walcott and Johan Djourou.

But the dismissal of Abou Diaby early in the second half gave Newcastle hope and when Joey Barton scored from the penalty spot the fightback was on.

A further goal from Leon Best made it 4-2 before Barton's second penalty cut Arsenal's lead to a single goal. With time running out Cheik Tiote lashed in a 20-yard volley on 87 minutes to complete an extraordinary comeback.

Arsenal's draw left it four points adrift of Manchester United.

A total of 39 goals were scored across Saturday's seven games, breaking the previous record of 36 for goals scored in a single day of the Premier League.

Tevez's treble

Third-placed Manchester City swept to a comfortable win over West Bromwich Albion at Eastlands, birthday boy Carlos Tevez netting a first-half hat-trick in a 3-0 victory.

Tevez's treble included two from the penalty spot as the Argentinean took his goals tally for the season to 18.

In a dramatic match at White Hart Lane, Niko Kranjcar struck a 90th-minute winner for Tottenham in a 2-1 victory over Bolton.

Rafael van der Vaart put Spurs ahead from the penalty spot on six minutes, and looked to have doubled his tally moments later when he buried a second spot-kick.

Referee's take

Referee Mark Clattenburg, however, ruled Spurs players had encroached and ordered the penalty to be retaken. van der Vaart shot the same way but this time his effort went wide.

Bolton looked to have done enough to earn a share of the points courtesy of a Daniel Sturridge equaliser but Kranjcar's strike settled it for Spurs.

Elsewhere, Fulham twice came from behind to grab a share of the points in a 2-2 draw away to Aston Villa.

The results: Aston Villa 2 (Pantsil 13-og, Walker 72) drew with Fulham 2 (Johnson 52, Dempsey 78); Everton 5 (Saha 20, 47, 76, 84, Beckford 80) beat Blackpool 3 (Baptiste 37, Puncheon 62, Adam 64); Manchester City 3 (Tevez 17-pen, 22, 39-pen) bt West Bromwich 0; Newcastle 4 (Barton 68-pen, 83-pen, Best 75, Tiote 87) drew with Arsenal 4 (Walcott 1, Djourou 3, van Persie 10, 26); Stoke 3 (Carew 32, Huth 83, 90) bt Sunderland 2 (Richardson 2, Gyan 48); Tottenham 2 (van der Vaart 6-pen, Kranjcar 90) bt Bolton 1 (Sturridge 55); Wigan 4 (McCarthy 35, 56, Rodallega 50, Watson 65-pen) bt Blackburn 3 (Roberts 23, Samba 58, Dunn 81-pen) . — AFP

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