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Arsenal fans celebrate news of fake West Ham equaliser at Man City after Kudus scores overhead kick

Arsenal fans celebrate news of a fake West Ham equaliser at Man City moments after Mohammed Kudus scores with an overhead kick.

Mohammed Kudus injected fresh hope into Arsenal’s dwindling chances of winning the Premier League title by thwarting West Ham’s efforts against Manchester City in a remarkable manner.

On the final day of the season, the Gunners were aware that they needed to outperform Pep Guardiola’s team in order to secure their first top-flight championship in two decades.

However, their hopes were dampened when the reigning champions swiftly established a two-goal advantage within the opening 20 minutes of their clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Meanwhile, at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal found themselves trailing Everton by a goal, courtesy of a deflected free-kick by Idrissa Gueye.

Nevertheless, the atmosphere in north London quickly shifted as Takehiro Tomiyasu netted an leveller. It was then Kudus delivered a breathtaking bicycle kick, bringing West Ham within striking distance of their hosts.

The rumour of a fake West Ham equaliser against Man City fooled the Emirates, who celebrated upon hearing the news. Yet the scoreline was still 2-1 City.

Then Man City moved a step closer to a fourth consecutive Premier League title to make it 3-1, Rodri passed the ball into the bottom corner from 20 yards out from Bernardo Silva’s cutback. Alphonse Areola got a touch but couldn’t keep it out.

On 90 minutes, Kai Havertz won it for Arsenal, claiming the ball in midfield, Martin Odegaard knocked it past Jordan Pickford and Havertz slammed in from close range. VAR checked, goal stood.

Tomas Soucek bundled in from close range but with his hand. VAR ruled it out. Remained 3-1 Man City, and then the final whistle blew with the hosts winning the title for a fourth consecutive time.

Manchester City player of the match Phil Foden speaking to Sky Sports:ย “It is so hard to put into words what we’ve done today. No team has ever done it [won four in a row], we have put ourselves into the history books. You see what it means to the fans and to us players working all year for this moment. A special moment to share it with the fans.”

On what it means to win four in a row:ย “I think to win the Premier League four times, no team has ever done it before, so to do it means we are up there [with the best teams of all time]. I am just absolutely shattered to be honest.”

On if they felt the nerves:ย “Not just me but all the lads have played in important games over the years and have got through this situation a few times as well so it certainly help with the nerves. I thought today we just looked confident and played out football. In the end it paid off.”

On his strike:ย “Almost the perfect start. Sometimes I believe in scoring a bit too early. Luckily I got us the second and that settled us a bit. The sniper [celebration] is here to stay definitely.”

On winning his sixth title:ย “I never get bored of it, you want this feeling every time. When you win something there is no better feeling. I want to keep winning as much as I can.”

Martin Odegaard spoke to the Arsenal fans from the pitch after the Gunners narrowly missed out on the Premier League title.

“I think we are all a little bit disappointed,” Odegaard said.

“We have been fighting so long for the big dream. We were so close.

“I’m so proud of the boys – so proud of the team and the fans. I’m so proud of the progress we are making.

“We have changed the club and I think you will all believe in us now.”

Kai Havertz promised fans that the Gunners will be “even better” next season, after failing in their bid to win the Premier League title this afternoon.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told the crowd: “All of this is happening because you started believing. You started to be patient and started to understand what we were trying to do.

“All the credit has to go to the players and the staff.

“Don’t be satisfied – we want much more than that and we are going to get it.”

Speaking after the game, Havertz told TNT Sports: “I feel sorry for all of the Arsenal fans – for us – we gave our best, but it wasn’t enough.

“Maybe in two or three months we can say ‘it was a good fight’, but right now I feel like we deserved more.

“It wasn’t enough in the end, but we go again next year. Sometimes it isn’t fair in football, but we have to accept it.

“Football is hard, but hopefully we can go again next year and give the Arsenal fans what they need and what they are all here for.

“It is frustrating. When you see all of the fans here, it is tough. But I can tell them that next year we are going to be an even better team and we are going to give everything again.

“That is all I can say.”

This is how Twitter users reacted after seeing Arsenal fans celebrate news of fake West Ham equaliser at Man City moments after Kudus scores an overhead kick…

@xKuSh_T_: Hahah absolute begs

@NiceGuyKenny: This is what we want to see.

@jamiecleverly: Oh what ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@Adam_WestHam: Letโ€™s just give the fuckers some hope then rip it away last minute ๐Ÿ˜‚

@DannyOD95: How does this happen these days when everyone has live scores on their phone? ๐Ÿ˜‚

@AFCE10_: Weโ€™re such a banter club ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ

@al_henny: Let’s all laugh at @Arsenal ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@kienewey: This is what Iโ€™m here for ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@Ollie_Davis: Feels like this happens every year and will always be fucking hilarious when that many fans fall for it.

@benoditchett: Look at these silly pricks ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@athertondavid: Welcome to our world, Gunners. Horrible isnโ€™t it.

@beckytaylorgill: Would never show my face in public again if I was this woman

@LelandTJ_2023: That is brilliant

@1894Aaronmcfc: Ground full of imbeciles

@EntireDesign_: A lot funnier when itโ€™s not us

@ats89_twin_: You know I love that

@jonhotspur88: I dunno how this still happens in 2024 but stillโ€ฆ๐Ÿคฃ

@Nathan_morton4: Hahahahaha itโ€™s hilarious when itโ€™s not happening to you๐Ÿ˜‚

@RProud89: You LOVE to see it! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #ARSEVE

@NFFC_EPL: Fake goal news filtering through on last game of the season days is the best thing ever ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ If youโ€™re a rival fan just get in the game and start cheering every 5 mins

@Lee180cosky: Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch. Wโš“๏ธ,s

@khaismith26: Every year. Funnier every time

@SimonJLegg_: It really is the hope that kills you!!! Proud of us FC ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@DJS97_: To the Everton fans who undoubtably started that rumour, you have my full respect.

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