Arshavin stunner but gunners fail to win  

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Andrey Arshavin scored four for Arsenal but Yossi Benayoun grabbed an injury-time equaliser to earn Liverpool a 4-4 draw in a Premier League thriller at Anfield.

In an incredible match, Russian star Arshavin became the first man to score four goals in a League game at Anfield in 53 years - with Arsenal's only four shots on target.

He gave the Gunners the lead against the run of play after 36 minutes only for Fernando Torres and Benayoun to give Liverpool the advantage with goals within seven minutes early in the second-half.

Arshavin then struck on 67 and 70 minutes only for Torres to add his second two minutes later to level once more.

The Russian looked to have grabbed the points for Arsene Wenger's side by matching Julio Baptista's feat in the League Cup on this ground two seasons ago by scoring his fourth in the final minute.

But Benayoun popped up to scuff home a close range shot in injury-time to take Liverpool to the top of the Premier League for 24 hours at least.

The Merseysiders are ahead of Manchester United, who host Portsmouth on Wednesday, on goal difference but they have played a game more and will feel they have dropped two points regardless of the entertainment served up.


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