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Monday 28 November 2011

Vermaelen rescues point for Arsenal

Defender scores at both ends as Gunners' winning run comes to an end

Thomas Vermaelen heads in Arsenal's late equaliser at home against Fulham

Arsenal 1-1 Fulham

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen went from villain to hero as he rescued a point for them at home against Fulham.

The Cottagers took the lead in the second half when John Arne Riise controlled a Danny Murphy cross into the Arsenal box and Gunners defender Vermaelen turned the ball into his own net.

But the Belgian made amends, heading in a superb Theo Walcott cross eight minutes from time to level matters at the Emirates.

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Key Points

  • Arsenal had won five in a row prior to this match
  • Fulham took lead thanks to Vermaelen own goal
  • Defender makes amends by rescuing a point