After seventy-two minutes of the games on Tuesday evening the Premier League season looked to have become even more interesting than it already has been, and that is saying something in a topsy-turvy campaign.
Chelsea had won convincingly 4-0 at Bolton on Monday, to continue their return to form and the top four. Arsenal were well on the way to backing up their second place in the league with a rare chance in recent years to lift some silverware. On top of that, Manchester United were two goals down at Blackpool and the unbeaten run looked to be sure to come to an end.
As well as the blow to United’s confidence, that would have left Arsenal just two points behind the leaders having played the same games, Manchester City just a point further back and Chelsea within seven points, not too far away considering they still have to play each other twice. All in all the Premier League title race was wide open again