Video: Why Arsenal & Man Utd Can't Defend

A day of hat-tricks, penalties, late goals and the general mayhem that makes the Premier League such a hit this season provided another twist to title race and blew it wide open. An intoxicating day of Premier League action on Saturday ended with league leaders Manchester United beaten for the first time this season, title rivals Arsenal blowing a 4-0 lead and a record 41 goals across eight fixtures.
"We are disappointed, particularly after going in front so early in the game. The result was caused by bad play at set-pieces. That is the nuts and bolts of it and we don't dispute that." - Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV.
Manchester United's 29-match unbeaten league run was halted by bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers who claimed a dramatic but well deserved 2-1 victory at Molineux.Goals from George Elokobi and Kevin Doyle helped the Molineux side come from behind to pick up what could be a crucial three points come May. Just as they stunned Chelsea here earlier this season, Wolves showed real commitment to shoot down their rivals. United had taken the lead through an early strike from Nani.
"I cannot measure how angry I am. At 4-1 we panicked a bit." Arsene Wenger told Sky Sports after astonishingly losing a four-goal lead. (Maybe they panicked a lot)
Arsenal built a 4-0 lead through Theo Walcott, Johan Djourou and two from Robin van Persie before Diaby saw red after the interval. Two penalties by Barton either side of a strike from Leon Best set Newcastle up for Cheik Tiote's long-range equaliser. The controversy at St James' Park was one drama and Newcastle's comeback will go down as one of the greatest in living memory.

It's a day of drama just about everywhere in the Premier League - from Louis Saha's four goals for Everton in a remarkable 5-3 win against Blackpool to the ding-dong 4-3 battle Wigan won against Blackburn and Robert Huth's injury time winner for Stoke - only added to the competition's growing reputation for excitement. This season has been the most unpredictable for years and was typified by United crashing at Wolves.

United are top with 54 points from 25 games above Arsenal who have 50 while Manchester City, for whom the ever-reliable Carlos Tevez bagged a hat-trick on his 27th birthday in a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, are on 49 from 26. Chelsea, set to give 50 million pounds signing Fernando Torres his debut on Sunday against his former club Liverpool, are fourth with 44 from 24 games. Fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur also have 44 after substitute Niko Kranjcar's last-gasp winner in a 2-1 home victory over Bolton Wanderers.

A remarkable 41 goals scored in eight matches is a new record. The previous record tally of goals in a single Premier League day was 36 on November 27, 2010.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1 Manchester United

Newcastle United 4 - 4 Arsenal

Wigan Athletic 4 - 3 Blackburn Rovers

Stoke City 3 - 2 Sunderland

Everton 5 - 3 Blackpool

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