Arsenal checked another box in their quest for their first Premier League title in decades with a gutsy comeback win over Bournemouth to keep distance between themselves and Manchester City.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth:

Reiss Nelson scored a 97th-minute winner as Arsenal came back from going 2-0 down to seal a thrilling 3-2 win over the visiting Bournemouth to flash their title credentials once again in front of a vociferous home crowd.

That was not the case in the beginning as Philip Billing scored Bournemouth’s opener after just 9.11 seconds, the second-fastest goal in the Premier League history, to stun the crowd.

Despite dominating the possession and keeping the visiting keeper Neto busy, Arsenal failed to find the equaliser in the first half.

Things went from bad to worse for Mikel Arteta’s side when Marcos Senesi headed in the visitors’ second goal just shy of the hour mark.

With their grip on the league quickly slipping away, Thomas Partey came to his side’s rescue with a goal in the 62nd minute before Ben White restored parity 8 minutes later.

Urged on by their fans, Arsenal looked for the winner which did not come until the final kick of the game when Nelson booted a clearance from a corner that fell to him past Neto to send the Emirates Stadium into bedlam.

The win keeps Arsenal five points clear of Man City at the top with 63 from 26 games.

Manchester City vs Newcastle United:

Earlier in the day Manchester City downed Newcastle United 2-0 to stay on Arsenal’s heels in the Premier League title race.

Phil Foden scored a wonderful solo goal to give his side the lead in the first half before City’s contemporary problem of slacking off reared its head again.

Newcastle failed to take advantage of the situation and was punished in the 67th minute when Bernardo Silva scored to seal their fate.

The win takes City second in the table with 58 points from 26 games.

Other results:

In other games, Chelsea earned a much-needed win over Leeds United with the barest of 1-0 margins.

Wolverhampton Wanderers dented Tottenham’s top-four hopes with a 1-0 win, Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace and Southampton downed Leicester with the same scoreline.

Brighton outclassed West Ham 4-0 to keep the hammers close to a relegation battle.