Bendtner on target again in eventful trip to Stoke

Nicklas Bendtner netted his second goal in as many games on Saturday with a sumptuous header to spur Arsenal’s big comeback at Stoke City.

An affair overshadowed by a horrific injury to Aaron Ramsey saw Arsenal overcome Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium for once.

Rory Delap went by the expected script to set up Pugh for the opening goal but Bentner leveled matters before half-time and very well against the script, Ramsey suffered a terrible leg break at the hands of Shawcross.

The Gunners were left traumatized like they were exactly two years ago at Birmingham but unlike that day, Wenger’s men had a happy ending as a Fabregas spot kick put them in front late on before Vermaelen clinched a 3-1 victory in injury time.

Following the final whistle, Arsenal’s squad gathered together in the center circle for a group huddle, knowing the immense character they showed today had hurled them back into the title race – now just three points behind Chelsea.

And may Aaron Ramsey have a speedy recovery.

Nick’s goal

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Posted on February 28, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. the win goes to the spirit of ramsey. that spirit will take us to the title.
    gunners all the way

  2. Wishing Ramsey a quick recovery.
    Bendtner’s header was pure class.

  3. It was good to see Arsenal carve out a victory at Stoke especially for Aaron Ramsey a player who has all my respect and is a joy to watch. Get well soon Aaron.
    Bendtner like in the Sunderland game, stayed in the striker position first half making a nuisance of himself and end up scoring a poachers goal at Sunderland and a superbly taken header at Stoke. But in both games in the second half, he drifts from the middle so we lacked height and presence in the box when crosses came in. I’m not sure if the drifting from the middle is a team tactic or just Bendtner looking for the ball, either way if he does this then he needs to step up his work rate by sprinting to the box, since the usual relax jog to the opponents penalty area when he is out of position shows he lacks strikers instinct.
    He has shown some promise in the last two games and I put the second half slow work rate down to match fitness so hopefully he has a good end of season run and start playing like the only thing that matters is winning.

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