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We still lead the League!

Last night was a Liverpool vs Arsenal match at Anfield. It was shown at midnight in Malaysia. I stayed up to watch it and to my horror, Liverpool led in th 8th minute from a beautiful strike of a freekick from Steven Gerrard. But, as the usual with Liverpool since the beginning of the league (perhaps?), they started to defend in numbers and relying on fast counter attacks of Torres, Kuyt and Voronin. Arsenal upped the tempo immediately after that and controlled much of the possession with beautifully constructed moves and passess. However, the Gunner still couldn’t break the Reds defence that was ably marshalled by Hyppia and Carragher. (I still think Hyppia didn’t contribute that much and Caraggher doing much of the job)

So, the first half ended with the same score, Arsenal only managed to put 2 shots on goal compared to 4 from Liverpool but having a lion share of possession of 52%. Credits must also be given to the reds because they also did made several dangerous attempts, while some attacks were made to be dangerous by Arsenal defence with trying-to-kill-yourself clearance.

Attacks is the best defence? Although trailing by one goal, the Gunners kept pushing forward and was rewarded with a fine goal when Hleb threaded the ball beautifully to the onrushing Fabregas who toed it passes the flat-footed Reina for the equalizer. Arsenal kept pushing forward for the winning goal and should had one when Fabregas long range effort struck the pole then bounced to Bentner who ballooned it over when the goal was at his mercy. Actually, Fabregas missed the same opportunity with a gapping goal in front of him when he ballooned the ball after Eboue’s strike hit the post.

So, Arsenal is back on top (of the league, of course!) and the next match against Man United will further test Arsene Wenger’s young team of their credibility to wrest the title from the champion!

 

My Choice:

 

Man of the Match: Alexander Hleb – good vision and passing tonight. Able to hold the ball so that Adebayor and Walcott was not said offside and wait for Fabregas to rush in for the goal

Spoiler of the Match: Jamie Carraggher – he pulled back Fabregas in the penalty box and got away again similar to what he did to Lescott last week!

Menu: kerepek pedas Batu Pahat, no drinks served? 

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Monday, October 29, 2007 - Posted by | Sports

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