Arsenal Drop 2 Points In A Dissapointing Draw

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First Half

Arsenal left it late again as Middlesbrough battled for a draw, as Arsenal dominated possesion and Boro had 10 men camped in their own half the whole game, with Man united beating Derby county earlier in the day the pressure was on Arsenal to regain top spot with a victory over Middlesbrough. things started brightly for Arsenal as Fabregas was pulling the strings and Eboue and Hleb working the wings well, in the 4th minute the ball deflected off Boateng into the path of Emmanuel Adebayor, and Adebayor scored…so it seemed perfectly ligitament goal but no the linesman flagged and thought Adebayor was offside which was wrong because it was Boateng tht deflected the ball through to Adebayor not an Arsenal player.

Arsenal was starting to take full control of the game now, Eboue with the cross in from the right side totally decieving Mark Schwarzer and curling over him which struck the bar, Arsenal was dominating proceedings in the first quarter and on the 25th minute totally against the run of play Middlesbrough scored a long ball down field which Tuncay chased down and squared to former gunner Jeremie Aliadiere who scored and put Middlesbrough in a shock lead. Arsenal quickly replied with Emmanuel Eboue charging down the right and going past Pogatetz, Eboue went down but the referee gave just a goal kick.

Half Time

Second Half

Arsenal started the second half as they did in the first half – dominating again, early in the second half, Van Persie picked up the ball20 yards out and fizzed a shot just wide, on 61 minutes wenger made 2 substitutions our featured player Nicklas Bendtner came on for Backary Sagna and Walcott came on for Robin Van Persie, Bendtner came on and possed a threat, also Walcott was on fire down the right, the crowd was lifted by these substitutions a few mins later Hleb showed hes vision and threaded a through ball to Cesc Fabregas but Mark Schwarzer saved from Cesc with the left foot shot, Boro seemed contempt to sit back and keep hoofing the ball away but on 86 mins finally the equalizer came a corner whipped in by Fabregas and Toure rising highest leaped in the air and got the equalizer, with four mins added on Arsenal found another urge of courage and was pilling on even more pressure Clichy whipped the cross in Bendtner rising taking the ball wonderfully out the air with hes chest then laying it to Walcott but there was to many white shirts inside the box and the chance had gone, in the end Arsenal had left it to little to late and could only settle for a point, and would go second on goal difference, a dissapointing day for our gunners 😦

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Posted on March 15, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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