07 October 2007

Arsenal 3 - 2 Sunderland

Robin Van Persie (7)
Philippe Senderos (14)
Robin Van Persie (80)

We are doing well this season, coming from behind and getting the result. My loyalty to the team astounds me. I had had a late night and (maybe too many screwdrivers) went to bed at like 3 AM and the match was to start 4 AM my time. I set my alarm and hoped for the best. I did wake up but alas the good fortune I had last week with my internet stream/feed eluded me. I had to content myself with MatchCast on Soccernet.com to monitor the scores, and the highlights on FSC later in the day. I just saw the highlights. Great freekick by RvP in the 7th minute. Senderos scored his 3rd goal for The Arsenal (in 92 appearances) off a failed backheel attempt from Diaby. In the 19th minute it would have been 3 - 0, Hleb (oh how I love thee) made a cross from the right which Fabregas missed but Diaby was on hand to bury beautifully. Imagine my surprise to see the linesman's flag up, offside?! Omo I look de replay well well, nothing like dat, Fabregas was onside as was Diaby when the Hleb crossed the ball, abi the linesman mistake Sunderland defender for Arsenal attacker? God dey. We looked set for a walk through the park at this point and then Sunderland begin to come back from the dead. A long ball forward from Dwight York ( I was just reminiscing about his ManU days and fantastic partnership with Andy Cole the other day) was controlled by Jones who beat Clichy but was denied by Almunia. The loose ball bounced back and was controlled by Wallace who easily found the back of the net since Almunia was not on his line. Jones leveled the score with a brilliant header just at the beginning of the second half. Arsene subbed out the right side (Theo Walcott in for Diaby, Eboue for Sagna) and Hleb switched flanks. Time to grind out the result. In the 80th minute, RvP scored off an effort from Walcott who perhaps redeemed himself on the howler he had had a couple of minutes before.

Apparently this match was no walk in the park for Arsenal, kudos to Roy Keane and the lads from Sunderland, The Arsenal still rules though ;-)

Next up we face Bolton at home on the 20th


Ore said...
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Ore said...

Another football post? Please Funke blog about something else, so that I have something to comment on.

ababoypart2 said...

RVP out for a month! Big blow