The special reason why Fabio Vieira was given Arsenal penalty with clear celebration in huge win


Arsenal playmaker Fabio Vieira was given a late chance to score from the penalty spot for his side in their clash with Sheffield United for one special reason. It came in an absolute rout over the Blades at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon to continue the side's unbeaten start in the Premier League.

While it was a favourable tie on paper and in the final result, it was hardly an easy game in reality as the opposition had already frustrated title rivals Tottenham and Manchester City this season. It took until halfway through the opening 45 minutes for there to be a breakthrough.

Declan Rice found some space in midfield to cross a ball into the box, finding the feet of Eddie Nketiah to open the scoring in the tie. Just after half-time, the striker was clinical once more as he added two more to his tally to complete a hat-trick and take home the match ball.

Arsenal didn't stop there though with plenty of time to grab more goals, with a penalty awarded just before the end of regulation time. The Gunners have often cycled through different takers this season, but this time it was handed to Vieira to slot home the fourth of the match.

That was firmly given to the Portuguese midfielder in the wake of the news that he and his partner were expecting a new baby to their family. That was seen in his celebration after the spot kick too, wheeling away with the ball under his shirt to hint at the new arrival.

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It was a touching moment for the star, who has battled with injuries and a lack of minutes so far for Arsenal this season. He wasn't the only one who got his chance to write the headlines as even deeper into stoppage time, Takehiro Tomyiasu popped up to score his first goal for the club.

It was a moment that saw him celebrate in delirium with his fellow teammates, following a few weeks where he has been a reliable source of inspiration for the side. With the team in harmony and back amongst the goals, there will be hopes they can fire forward a push towards the top. Arsenal WhatsApp channel

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