Saturday, February 27, 2010

Arsenal defeat Stoke City by 3-1: Fortune Favors the Brave

Arsenal has done the impossible and defeated Stoke City by 3-1. I cannot believe it yet. Fortune favors the brave and fortune favored the Gunners today. It seemed at the beginning of the play that Arsenal was heading for another defeat as Pugh scored the first goal in the 8th minute for the Stoke City. This time, Arsene Wenger could inspire the players in the best way and Bendtner could level the score in the 32 minute. It was a superb header from Bendtner  and his presence is now giving Arsenal an edge in set pieces. The half time ended in 1-1.
In the second half, the Gunners kept up the pressure and Stoke players became physical as usual. In 65 minutes, Ryan Shawcross was shown a red card for a very bad foul to Ramsey. Stoke City had to play with 10 players. I just hope that Ramsey can come back to football soon. Then Arsenal could take advantage of the extra man and in the 90th minute, Fabregas scored a goal from Penalty and Arsenal was leading by 2-1. Then, in 93 minute (3 minutes of added time) Thomas Vermaelen scored the third goal from close range.
With this win, Arsenal has now 58 points from 28 matches. 

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