WIGAN SHOCK the gunners

ENGLAND - Wigan shattered Arsenal's Premier League title challenge with a breathtaking burst of three goals in the last 10 minutes to win 3-2 at the DW Stadium yesterday.

ENGLAND - Wigan shattered Arsenal's Premier League title challenge with a breathtaking burst of three goals in the last 10 minutes to win 3-2 at the DW Stadium yesterday.

Goals from Theo Walcott and Mikael Silvestre seemed to have put the Gunners on course for a comfortable victory, but Wigan had other ideas as Ben Watson got one back in the 80th minute.

Arsenal were unable to hold on as a terrible mistake by goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who dropped a corner onto Titus Bramble's head, gifted Wigan their last-minute equaliser. Then Charles N'Zogbia to curl home a superb winner in stoppage time as Arsene Wenger's team went into meltdown.

Arsenal are now six points behind leaders Chelsea with just three games to go and can kiss goodbye to their title hopes.

Wigan move seven points clear of the relegation zone after pulling off their remarkable turnaround.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has vowed his side will avoid panic after their lead at the top of the English Premier League was cut to a solitary point.

Chelsea were beaten 2-1 away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday just hours after second-placed title rivals Manchester United had won 1-0 against Manchester City in a hard-fought derby. - Sapa-AFP

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