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Apr

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool – Late penalty drama denies Gunners


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Dirk Kuyt equalised with a penalty kick in the 12th minute of injury time to give Liverpool a dramatic 1-1 draw at Arsenal and frustrate the Gunners’ chances of winning the Premier League title.

Arsenal frontman Robin van Persie had put the home side in front with another penalty just four minutes earlier, but Emmanuel Eboue pushed Lucas Leiva over in the area and Kuyt smashed in the resulting penalty with the last kick of the match.

The North Londoners are now six points behind United with six games remaining, with Chelsea two points further back in third.

Szczesny
Eboue – Djourou – Koscielny – Clichy
Fabregas – Diaby – Wilshere
Walcott – van Persie – Nasri

Subs : Lehmann, Squillaci, Gibbs, Song, Arshavin, Bendtner, Chamakh.

Arsene Wenger’s men went close when Theo Walcott forced a save from Pepe Reina and the visitors had to scramble clear when Van Persie hooked the rebound into the danger area.

Laurent Koscielny also struck the crossbar from Van Persie’s corner, with Walcott claiming a penalty when he followed it up with a shot that struck Lucas.

Before the break, Van Persie also had a goal chalked off for offside when met Cesc Fabregas’ long pass with a neat volley.

Liverpool soaked up the Arsenal pressure and attacked themselves after the half-time interval, with Luis Suarez curling one effort wide and testing Wojciech Szczesny twice with others.

But they were dealt a blow when Jamie Carragher was carried off on a stretcher and needing oxygen after running into a team-mate, while Andy Carroll was taken off after picking up an ankle injury.

The injury meant the stoppage-time was 12 minutes, allowing Van Persie to score when Fabregas was trippped by Martin Skrtel, but Kuyt had the final word.


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dEX
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dEX
5 years 1 month ago

What was eboue thinking? This team does not deserve to win anything playing like that.

damstar
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damstar
5 years 1 month ago

delete my comment all u want u bottlers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damstar
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damstar
5 years 1 month ago

and go ahead and block me after this ok losers lol

dEX
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dEX
5 years 1 month ago

I wont blame the ref. Arsenal started panicking when we scored the penalty. Arsenal is the only team that could have done what i witnessed today. It is not a surprise at all and i am sure every arsenal fan agrees.

Gunner4life
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Gunner4life
5 years 1 month ago
Mate the season was over before kick off. Eboue and Diaby in the same team. It’s like we played with 9players on the field. Eboue no crosses, all over the place, silly fouls and ultimetely a penalty. DIABY, useless, sloww to pass, too many touches, silly dribling and fouls. Not one winning tackle. The guy never broke a Liverpool attack. And Wilsher was substituted then he was even worst. No wonder Wenger Subbed him off. Both not good enough for Arsenal. Sold their asses. The league was lost because you have too many useless and naive players. You want the… Read more »
chrispy
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chrispy
5 years 1 month ago
Absolute bunch of no commitment choking wankers. Nasri….dont want to sign a another contract, then just fuck off. Fabregas …. want to go back to your catalan bumb chums, then just fuck off. Eboue…. you may be a great joker to have around the dressing room but you a joke of a football player… you can fuck off too I’m flabbergasted, gutted and absolutely incredulous that this team yet again throws away a result. Thanks for ruining my week yet again. Groundhog day again and again and again. If a team can’t learn from it’s mistakes then the Manager is… Read more »
Alwaysnextyear
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Alwaysnextyear
5 years 1 month ago

Time to get some men in Wenger or walk with your kids while someone else does.
Liverpool were average today and the result was a fair one. Players need to grow some balls

damstar
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damstar
5 years 1 month ago

Catch the Devils if u can!!!! hahahahh…Up Man.United!!

goonerjake
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goonerjake
5 years 1 month ago

Diving cheating scum bag. Ok Eb away is not totally faultless when in the box keep your hands to yourself

AussieGooner
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5 years 1 month ago
I felt the F.A.’s referee did something very suspicious when Newcastle were awarded two penalties against Arsenal. I wondered was the fix on by the F.A. to stop Arsenal winning the league. Then I had some time to think and realised that all human beings can make mistakes and that the referee appointed by the F.A. had just made two terrible decisions and it was just unlucky that Arsenal were the recipiants on that occasion. However, after watching what happened at the end of Arsenal v Liverpool game I am not so sure. Something is happening with the referees and… Read more »
Prof
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Prof
5 years 1 month ago

Typical Eboue. Always doing before thinking. THIS arsenal team IS a joke!!! GET RID OF THE DEADWOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John
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John
5 years 1 month ago

No fucking way was that a penalty to Liverpool.

Escrapini
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Escrapini
5 years 1 month ago

You gooners better hope that mustached weirdo becomes the majority shareholder. He has gotten tired of Wenger and wants to give them the boot in favor of a manager who hasn’t lost his ability to win trophies.

jo
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jo
5 years 1 month ago

@DAMSTER: GET IN THERE YAYA TOURE

Prof
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Prof
5 years 1 month ago

Just looking at the arsenal team. Does it look like a title winning team? Chelsea and Man u have leaders all over the place. Players who are calm and know how to hold onto a lead. Too many poor players are costing us too many points each season. I can not understand how arsenal do this time after time. It is like they do it intentionally to NOT win the league. I’m serious…

GunnerMKD
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GunnerMKD
5 years 1 month ago

@jo: dont replyto him , eventually he will go away, none appreciates his oppinion

frankie
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frankie
5 years 1 month ago
dEX is about right on. This team is stale. Is it psychological, or tactical, or the end of their development? No goals from open play in the last several home games is just not good enough. The crowd have had it. I wonder what Kroenke made of it? (And not the corporate hospitality.) I’ll take an automatic champion’s league spot at this point. AW has some deep thinking to do. As for Eboue, who I have a lot of time for, he is what you normally get for 500,000 quid – a player that’s hot and cold, not quite got… Read more »
goonerjake
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goonerjake
5 years 1 month ago

dumbster im mean damstar if you really are a man scum fan why dont you visit their forums? i would never go on a forum that is not arsenal whats wrong with you???????????????????????????????????????????????????? closet arsenal fan me thinks like the rest of the world

hec
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5 years 1 month ago

Keep Chesney, Koscielny, Djourou, Wilshere , tell the rest to find new employers, bring in Ryo and a few kids and buy some winners that know how to FIGHT, this pitty patty football is shit.

damstar
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damstar
5 years 1 month ago

@Jo…but the Devils own the league now forsure…and even the Champions League mayb….U guys jus blew ur season away jus like dat..smh I really pity the arsenal fans..

Fabio
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Fabio
5 years 1 month ago

Liverpool fan here. When Marriner gave us the penalty I had a dubious feeling of happiness, cause the only winner today was Ferguson. If Arsenal had won by that softest of penaltys after we lost 3 players today and played heroically I would not have complaints. We would feel hard done, pride intact and Arsenl could still give Manure a run for the title. But… You guys still play Eboue, inexplicably. There’s something definitely wrong with Wenger. And his gesture toward Dalglish was inexcusable. I’m still hoping you guys can beat Manure and Tottenham and lift the title. Good luck.

damstar
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damstar
5 years 1 month ago

@Gunnermkd and goonerjake, u can say watever! U guys shuld be sorry for urself ….I am sayin it againa “CATCH US IF U CAN U BOTTLERS!!!

Prof
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Prof
5 years 1 month ago

professional footballers… and they cannot hold onto a lead for two minutes. DISGRACEFUL! i am sure the players see the end of season is near now and assume they cannot win the title so are therefore already thinking about their holidays. They are content with a top four spot. EXPECT THE UPCOMING GAMES TO BE OF SUCH QUALITY

jason
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jason
5 years 1 month ago

They say keep the faith. But sometimes they have to show us a reason to keep the faith. What I saw just now was plain lazy, no drive whatsoever.

hec
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5 years 1 month ago

Fabio,
totally agree with you, its a quality comment.
Wenger on his bleating got what he deserved when Kenny told him to f*** off, absolute no problem with Liverpool ,grow up wenger , Wenger now knows his system does not work and thats what makes him frustrated , his system might work if he had the quality of Messi , but sadly we dont we have Fabregas/Nasri/Walcott etc. we do not have a player anywhere near Messi quality.

arsenal fan
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arsenal fan
5 years 1 month ago

wenger out we have to protest man!!!please we need to unite we are a club to win things u can say it was harsh the eboue incident but they liverpool didnt deserve to lose well played liverpool in wenger we rust

jason
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jason
5 years 1 month ago

Fabio. Spot on. I still believe that if Gerrard would have taken the peno, he’ll miss it on purpose.

Oh well, it’s karma. We screwed Liverpool’s 2009 season, Kuyt just screwed us.

keith
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keith
5 years 1 month ago

There is a saying “IF YOU DO WHAT YOU ALWAYS DO YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU ALWAYS GET” I would have thought Wenger would have learnt after 0.0 against Sunderland and Blackburn if you play the same tactics it does not win you games. If you need to win a game to keep your season alive you must play two upfront RVP is not an even proper striker he drifts in to midfield Wenger has lost his tacticle knowledge it really is time for him to go too many mistakes both on the pitch and in the transfer market

Prof
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Prof
5 years 1 month ago

I AGREE WITH HEC. if we had players of barca’s quality the system may work butwe dont. wenger is getting a group of misfits and forcimg them to play like barcelona. With the players we currently have wenger is doing a great job as they should not be 2nd but we need someone with the balls to sell 1/3 of the team and bring in players who score goals for fun (a hernandez type) and a leader who would rather die than concede a goal. (a carragher/kompany type)

Bob
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Bob
5 years 1 month ago

GET WENGER OUT !

what the hell was that demonstration of ‘im happy to come second’ total mental weakness?

sleepinggiant
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sleepinggiant
5 years 1 month ago
Mae no mistake, this was not was not down to Eboue, wretched excuse for a player that he is. It was down to the infectious diease that is Wenger. 1 minute to go, the ball goes into the box every person on this team, all these useless fuckwits that Wenger tells us have ‘mental strength’ or are ‘improving’, panic like school girls and, instead of just putting it away, They fumble around and give away the free kick which led to the penalty. but it is not a one off – if it was, we could take it. It is… Read more »
Mac Gooner
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Mac Gooner
5 years 1 month ago

@AussieGooner:Ordinarily I’m not a big fan of conspiracy theories BUT look at the number of games Manure should have been down to 10 men this season (Neville, Vidic) plus the fact Rooney received no disciplinary for his elbowing incident..makes you wonder BUT agree with Gunner4life’s list of players who should be shown the exit door.

Kevin
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Kevin
5 years 1 month ago

Before I start Damstar please piss off. I won’t blame the usual suspects e.g Denilson because I agree the sooner they leave the better but Walcott didn’t play well at all they brought on Jack Robinson a seventeen year old and not once did Theo Walcott test him properly and beat like he should do with his pace.

keith
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keith
5 years 1 month ago

Lets have a count up who has lost faith in Wenger

Me 1

ole
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ole
5 years 1 month ago
The manner of this defeat sums up the mental strenght and spirit of this team, and if wenger mention this again, I will kill him myself. The biggest problem though is wengers tactical skills, why replace walcott with bendt when you play him wide? Ffs that just ain`t good enough. The players are good players but wenger makes them look bad by using them in the wrong way, he is cluless;) I`m sure if we had Messi, wenger would have put him in goal and made him the worst player in the PL. Playing Cesc as Bergkamp just ain`t good… Read more »
Adm
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Adm
5 years 1 month ago

I felt ashamed to see another lack of killer instinct by Arsenal players, and my shame has increase when i saw lost-plot Wenger goes crazy against innocent Daglish.

henry14
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henry14
5 years 1 month ago
forget the two penalties before that we were awful yet again and look so predictable and sp easy to deffend against…there needs to be big changes this summer if not im not even goona bother going to the emirates and wasting 80 quid of my moeny when there are players who just arent bothered about the club and can happily pick up there wages… it is beyond me how people like eboue pick up thousands a week and can make such basic errors like he did.and he wasnt the only one as players were happy to pass the ball around… Read more »
ole
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ole
5 years 1 month ago

@keith: Me 2

Kevin
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Kevin
5 years 1 month ago

What makes me mad is the fact if you read what you believe in the papers that Nasri might leave due to his wage is very disappointing considering the fact he has had only had a great half of a season and he was poor again today. I absolutely detest Ashley Cole for what he did to us and always will but surely he earned the right to ask for a payrise as he won the league with us twice won the fa cup three times when Nasri hasn’t done nearly as much for us.

Tony
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Tony
5 years 1 month ago

When a manager on £6m a year who keeps picking Comedy Eboue what do you expect?.We are a team of bottlers.Walcott the darling of the English press was up against a 17 year old playing his 2nd game and the 17 year old had him in his pocket.The title was lost a long time ago

nicky
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nicky
5 years 1 month ago

I’m afraid that the present squad is just not good enough to win a title and there simply must be serious buying and selling during the close season. As to the game, I felt both penalties were rather dubious.
Unlike some, I thought Diaby had a good game but Fabregas is not the player he once was. He is either disinterested, tired or unfit.
In short, the Yank must press for changes in the Summer, in tactics, strategy and playing staff. If Wenger refuses to change, he must go.

ole
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ole
5 years 1 month ago

We should buy wenger this T-shirt and replace George`s face with wenger`s, it would fit him nicely;) http://www.80stees.com/products/Jerk-Store-Seinfeld-T-shirt.asp

Tony
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Tony
5 years 1 month ago

@Kevin: Kevin Nasri hasnt played well since christmas.To think some gooners thought he was the player of the year .Get real

Kevin
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Kevin
5 years 1 month ago

When we played at Highbury all we needed was four touches and it was a goal and I’m not just talking about from counter attacks which also know we are no way near as good as we were but maybe this is because of how small Highbury was. We were so fluent, now it seems like we are trying to break the Guinness world record of consecutive passes before we try to score.

Pial
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Pial
5 years 1 month ago

ITS NOT EBOUE’S FAULT,IS ALL ABOT MATCHFIXINGGGGGGGGGGG,IT’S TYME 4 FIFA TO INVESTIGATE F A AND THERE STUPID REFS

john
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5 years 1 month ago

The team donot have winning mentality!arsene should buy some experince players otherwise it’s difficult to win the title! the other thing is that, the following players should resign from this club:fabrigas,diaby,eboue,rosicky,denilson,arshavin and almunia!

bayo
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bayo
5 years 1 month ago
Yeah wenger should change and where is the fund……..It is well documented that he has just 35 million pounds in the player transfer account and this covers the cost of a new player plus his contract. This transfer fund must be from the sales of kolo toure and Adebayor so this shows he has been living on sales of players from his squad and all this bullshit about having alot to spend are just lies. 35million pounds cannot make u to afford a 20 million pounds player on 4 million pounds on a 4 years contract so Open your eyes… Read more »
Joeseph Kucera
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Joeseph Kucera
5 years 1 month ago
I think: why not sell !realy! useless players, most of them, like: denilson, eboe, sqilaci, bendtner, maybe rosicky, maybe chamakh. thats 5-6 players, i think overall together we should sell them for about 60 mil. pounds, add another 60 mil. from that kroenke(he has got way more money than abramovic), thats aproximately something about 120 fucking mil. pounds!!! than buy realy quality top players for some reasonable prizes not torres for 50 mil., omg we got best scouts so let them do their jobs! and than buy 1-2 solid defenders 15 – 20 mil. each, best would be some englanders,… Read more »
fpn
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fpn
5 years 1 month ago

can we stop it with the conspiracy bullshit. lets call a spade a spade, this team is not good enough to win the league. ffs man

loyal fan
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loyal fan
5 years 1 month ago

We was poor most of the game but calling for resignations of players and wenger is stupidity… Fair enough some players need to leave but if you get rid of most of the squad, doesnt that deplete our squad to a bare minimum? Also, how can you say wenger out when he has not done changed anything yet… if he doesnt decide to spend much in july then you can want him out… And as for Eboue, I wouldnt be suprised if people booed him again because MOST ARSENAL FANS ARE F***ING MORONS !!!

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