Andrei Arshavin netted the winner as Arsenal came from a goal down to beat Liverpool 2-1 in an entertaining Premier League game at Anfield.
Fernando Torres returned from injury for the hosts, who took a deserved lead on 41 minutes through Dirk Kuyt’s stabbed effort from close range.
But an eight-minute spell after the break saw the game turned on its head as an own-goal by Glen Johnson was swiftly followed by a sensational strike from Arshavin.
Victory sent the Gunners back into third place, three points behind Manchester United in second, but with a game in hand on the champions.
Liverpool’s fourth league defeat of the season sees them stay in seventh, level on points with Birmingham City.
Glen Johnson (own goal)