Dubious goals panel credits Iwobi with Arsenal goal

Dubious goals panel credits Iwobi with Arsenal goal
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jan 01, 2017. 19:46

Alex Iwobi started 2017 on a high after the dubious goals panel adjudged he scored for Arsenal to keep alive their Premier League title chase on the back of a 2-0 win over London neigbours Crystal Palace.

The goals accreditation panel, widely referred to as the dubious goals panel, ruled that the headed effort of Iwobi was not an own goal by Joel Ward, who helped the ball into his own net.

The lively Iwobi doubled Arsenal lead in the 56th minute, when he headed home his third goal of the season, but it seemed Ward played a big part in ensuring the ball crossed the goal line.

Last month, Iwobi also netted in Arsenal 3-1 home win over Stoke City.

He has posted 15 appearances in the league for the London Gunners this season.

Arsenal thus climbed to third on the table on 40 points, three points behind second-placed Liverpool and nine points behind leaders Chelsea.



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