Sunday, November 14, 2010

Arsenal in vital win over Everton to go second

Arsenal are better than Manchester United. They repelled a fiery onslaught from the Everton team that was seeking to redeem themselves after suffering a miracle goal from Bacary Sanga and a class act goal from the Gunners movement that was finished off by Cesc Fabregas. United failed to hold on to a healthy lead and threw away the vital points at Goodison Park.

The Gunners meant business in the fast paced encounter and were awarded 10 minutes before the break by defender, Sagna from an acute angle, blasting past the bemused Tim Howard. A sweeping move was clinically tucked away by the Captain after a good exchange that involved Song and Denilson.

Samir Nasri was on song as usual and was unlucky not to register himself a goal. Howard had to be at his best to deny a hard running Frenchman. The man of the match performance came from underdog and unfavourable goalkeeper, Lukaz Fabianski. Fabianski was both competent and confident, keeping at bay the attacks of Luis Saha. Tim Cahill and Captain Arteta.

Jermaine Beckford and Steven Pienaar were denied by the fantastic heroic antics of the Gunners' keeper, although poor defending exposed him as Cahill stabbed in from a cross from close range. Arsenal put pressure on the Barclays Premier League leaders, Chelsea with that vital win that drew a wide smile from Arsene Wenger.

Can the Gunners go all the way this year?