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News of a fake West Ham equaliser spread around the Emirates and the crowd went crazy

A rumour that West Ham had equalised against Manchester City made its way around the Emirates.
The rumour of a fake West Ham equaliser against Manchester City fooled thousands inside the Emirates during Arsenal’s clash against Everton.
Going into the final day of the 2023/24 campaign, reigning champions Manchester City sat top of the table, two points ahead of second-placed Arsenal.
The Citizens have been nothing short of relentless in recent weeks, securing dominant wins over Spurs, Fulham, Wolves, Nottingham Forest and Brighton.
And on Sunday afternoon, they continued that ruthless streak by taking an early two-goal lead thanks to Premier League Player of the Season winner Phil Foden.
Arsenal, meanwhile, went one goal behind with 40 minutes played but soon equalised through Takehiro Tomiyasu.
And moments later, a rumour spread around the Emirates that West Ham had equalised before the break.
Sadly for the Gunners faithful, however, it was fake news.
One fan commented on the incident, saying: “Love that this can still happen in 2024. Still some last pockets of the game that haven’t been relentlessly modernised.”
Another said: “That’s unfortunate,” while a third wrote: “The only thing better in football than celebrating a goal elsewhere on the final day is seeing fans celebrate fake goals.”
A fourth added: “How does this still happen in the year 2024? Every single person in that stadium has a magical device that tells you other football scores on the internet.”
Here is that moment in North London.
Manchester City will become the first side to win four consecutive top-flight titles if they beat West Ham.
Pep Guardiola is keen on staying in Manchester next season and intends to honour his contract, which runs until 2025.

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