Showing posts with label Chris Kavanagh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Kavanagh. Show all posts

04 March 2023

A match that forges champions was played today...

How did we go two behind to a side that had scored just 22 goals in 24 matches? It scarcely matters, but let's give Bournemouth credit. A trick-play from kickoff resembled an onside kick in American football, with five players lining up to the left only for the ball to be played wide right and then crossed in and tapped home. 9.1 seconds in, and it felt like our title hopes had been smashed into a milllion pieces, and we just couldn't pick them up. We crashed again and again against their eight and nine and ten men in the box, flashing shots and spurning chance after chance after chance. By the time our visitors went up 0-2, it felt like time to console ourselves with a top-four finish. And then... and then...

Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth: Vote for Player Ratings & MOTM!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???? Arsenal produced a determined, furious comeback after Bournemouth produced a stunning ninth minute goal to go ahead and then add a well-headed corner to make it 2-0. From there, it really felt like the title was slipping away. We just couldn't get through Bournemouth's ten men or Neto, who probably wasted a solid 15 minutes on his own. Between that and the half-dozen penalty shouts of varying degrees of legitimacy, it was starting to feel like one of those days. Then, finally, goals from Partey and White turned the game on its head. Te point might not be enough to keep us top of the table much longer, but the fightback showed enough spirit and grit to build on. Then, with the very last kick of the match, Nelson lashed it home to win. We're still on top!!! Vote for the lads here. Real time results are here

22 October 2018

Arsenal 3-1 Leicester—Vote for Player Ratings & MOTM!

After a tepid first 30 minutes to start the match in which Leicester not only scored but looked likely to score again, Arsenal finally came alive as Özil found an equaliser just before halftime. On the hour, Aubameyang came on and almost immediately bagged a brace, latching onto Bellerín's pass (from an absolutely perfect through-ball from Özil) and then tapping home from Özil himself, who had started the move by dummying to Lacazette and slipping through the defense to find Lacazette's pass. Özil is now the highest-scoring German in Prem history—Klinsmann had 29—and Arsenal have now won ten in a row! Let's get down to the poll...

20 January 2018

Arsenal 4-1 Palace—Vote for Player-Ratings & MOTM!

Arsenal blitzed Palace in the first 12 minutes through goals from Monreal, Iwobi, and Koscielny. Lacazette added a fourth as the Gunners eased to an easy victory. The only drama centered around whether or not Petr Čech would keep his 200th career clean-sheet. Sadly, he was denied this achievement in the 78th. More's the pity. Still, it's a fine result and one that restores some much needed confidence and, hopefully, momentum as we look for progress in the League Cup, Prem, and Europa. Enjoy this one. It's back to work in just a few days!