Arsenal stormed to the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Bolton at the Emirates Stadium.
Owen Coyle’s men — beaten 2-0 by the Gunners on Sunday — took a shock lead after seven minutes through Gary Cahill and Matthew Taylor then doubled the advantage from the penalty spot.
However, Arsene Wenger’s young side showed the character of champions to rally before half-time through Tomas Rosicky’s strike.
Captain Cesc Fabregas netted a controversial equaliser on 52 minutes, and then Thomas Vermaelen completed the comeback.
Andrey Arshavin netted a fourth to take the Gunners above Chelsea on goal difference, albeit having now played a match more — but nevertheless a scenario which looked so unlikely following a resounding 3-0 home defeat by the Blues at the end of November, which left Arsenal some 11 points adrift.
I watched the game on Sunday, which was fun (and in which the Wanderers came strong out of the gate), but I didn’t get to see today’s match. I’m sure it was shock, horror when Bolton took the lead.
Anyway, we now resume our regularly scheduled programming.
141 days to South Africa!