The Gunners side seemed to be underlining their title credentials having twice come from behind to lead 3-2 following a first-half Roberto Firmino double.

But substitute Allen, on the pitch for just eight minutes, cancelled out Aaron Ramsey‘s strike and Olivier Giroud’s brace by volleying home at the far post.


Simon Mignolet: 4, Nathaniel Clyne: 5, Kolo Toure: 6, Mamadou Sakho: 5, Alberto Moreno: 5, Jordan Henderson: 6, Emre Can: 5, James Milner: 7, Jordon Ibe: 6, Roberto Firmino: 7, Adam Lallana: 7


Christian Benteke (on for Milner, 66): 4, Steven Caulker (on for Lallana, 88): 5, Joe Allen (on for Can, 82): 7


Petr Cech: 7, Hector Bellerin: 7, Laurent Koscielny: 7, Per Mertesacker: 7, Nacho Monreal: 7, Aaron Ramsey: 7, Mathieu Flamini: 6, Joel Campbell: 7, Mesut Ozil: 6, Theo Walcott: 6, Olivier Giroud: 7


Kieran Gibbs (on for Walcott, 76): 6, Mikel Arteta (on for Ozil, 87): 5, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (on for Campbell, 75): 5


Olivier Giroud – Took both his goals well, could have had more had he not fluffed one in front of the Kop and gave Liverpool’s defence a continual problem.


Joe Allen’s stoppage-time equaliser, producing a timely run to meet Jordan Henderson’s cross at the far post when it appeared the game was lost.