Bournemouth Shock Arsenal with 9-Second Goal After ‘Kick-Off Glitch’ Repeat

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Bournemouth have taken a shock lead at Arsenal after just nine seconds in a remarkable start to the game at the Emirates Stadium. The goal was scored by Ryan Fraser, who capitalised on a ‘kick-off glitch’ to give the Cherries the lead.

It is the second time in two seasons that Bournemouth have taken the lead against Arsenal in such a fashion. Last season, the Cherries scored after just 11 seconds when Callum Wilson capitalised on a defensive error to give his side the lead.

The goal came after a bizarre start to the game. Arsenal had won the coin toss and elected to kick-off, but the ball was not properly placed on the centre spot. As a result, the kick-off was delayed and when it eventually took place, Bournemouth were able to take advantage.

Fraser was quickest to react and he raced through on goal before slotting the ball past Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. It was a remarkable start to the game and one that sent shockwaves around the Emirates Stadium.

The goal was a huge blow to Arsenal, who had been hoping to get off to a good start in the game. Instead, they found themselves behind after just nine seconds and it was a lead that Bournemouth were able to hold onto until half-time.

The goal was a huge boost for Bournemouth, who have been struggling for form in recent weeks. It was also a reminder of the importance of taking advantage of any mistakes made by the opposition.

Bournemouth’s lead was eventually cancelled out by Alexandre Lacazette in the second half, but the Cherries will be delighted with the point they earned from the game. It was a remarkable start to the game and one that will live long in the memory of both sets of fans.