18 Apr 2011

Penalty drama dents Arsenal's title tilt

6:23 am on 18 April 2011

Arsene Wenger's hopes of guiding Arsenal to the Premier League title are in tatters after Dirk Kuyt's last-gasp penalty earned a dramatic 1-1 draw for Liverpool in London.

Arsenal appeared to have snatched a stoppage-time victory when Cesc Fabregas was tripped by Jay Spearing in the penalty area.

Robin van Persie scored from the spot but Arsenal couldn't keep their composure and also conceded a penalty which Kuyt converted to leave Arsenal six points behind leaders Manchester United with six games for each side to play.

The Gunners' confidence is likely to dip even further after three consecutive draws at home.