Apr 17

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool – Late penalty drama denies Gunners

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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59 Responses to “Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool – Late penalty drama denies Gunners”

  1. TTGunner says:

    I for one m sick of all these pathetic excuses… oh nd btw manure will hammer us like they always do

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  2. goonerjake says:

    ooo to ooo to be, ooo to be a gooner. That is all.

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  3. wen_detta says:

    just support your club faithfully.Arsene has been superb in developing the team but sometimes young player just flat and jaded…this team will win in the next 2 years..if God wills

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  4. WillyG says:

    WENGER should go!! He has lost it. Even if the management were to buy new players, even superstars, the senile Prof can still not use them. He would still prefer his 4-5-1, so no room for more than 1 strikers. He will play forwards as wingers. This guy is so tactically inept.
    Get the Special One in!!!

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  5. GoonerDareMKD says:

    I have something to Say! First of all I don’t blame eboue because If man.utd scored a late penalty like us after the goal they will not even letting liverpool to come close to their goal, they will ruthlessly press liverpool to their own half till the game is finished like they were beating us at home with 1-0 and do that to us on extra time we don’t even sniff their goal in extra time especially if the score is 1-0 so don’t blame eboue blame every player were is cesc the captain to tell the players what to do after we scored and how to protect and bring the game to the finish if you all saw after the goal wenger scraemd to players to get back to concentrate like he knew what may happen but the players don’t give a dam they thought they win the game so they are to fault not wenger and so to say man.utd played 10 on more afull games and won them with 1-0 and games like that will bring them the 19 title and we did the opposite we gave 4-0 lead at newcastle we lose big points at home with Blackburn Sunderland and Liverpool in the last minute, not to mention 2-0 lead against totenham losing against wba and newcastle but that was in the past last 5 games we lost 6 points at home with this draws so do the math if we won against burn and sunderalnd and Liverpool we would be level on points with utd. And about Wenger his stubbornness lad to this because if he wanted us to be like Barca he would do exactly what baraca do, 5-6 years ago barca was same as us, they have the beautiful game but they didn’t won trophy’s,and they knew what had to be done they had great players but they were 2-3 players away to be best team in the world so they go and bought etto after that they were shitty in difence like us so they go and bought pique and alves they struggled with ibra they accept the mistake and they go and bought villa this is the mistake from wenger everything else in our team is like barca we have the middfiled players in cesc nasri and wilshere we have dm in song we have rvp arshavin and walcott but wenger you don’t replace henry with bendtner or chamach you replace him with player like villa yes RVP is outstanding but he can’t do everything on his own and most of the time he is injured , and wenger you don’t replace campbell toure even gallas with squlacci, so i’m saying this every yearwe are 2-3 players away to be champions but wenger will never go and buy quality two players that we need and don’t blame the team they done everything they could with theirs skills they posses and wenger if you copy barca copy them also with thir signings buy a quality center half buy a goal scorer like villa and then you can win the title but every arsenal fan knows that wenger will not spend money on 2 quality players in the summer, he will replace sqqulaci with another squalcii from france, he will replace bedtner with vela and that will go on as long as wenger continue with this philosophy, and with this philosophy of wenger i’ll be happy every year my arsenal to be at the top 4 and play champions league and had a false belief that we can win something that’s the reality for every arsenal fan !

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  6. damstar says:

    @GoonerDareMKD, You are absolutely spot on mate. Ur manager must re-think his philosophy in order to bring smile back on the face of the Arsenal fans..Although am still a Man.U fan, but everybody including me wants Arsenal to win trophies again and that will bring some more competition to the league and make the Prem more interesting again. It shouldnt jus be only Man.U nd Chelsea winning mostly everytime cos its get boring after a while. But Wenger’s philosophy av always let Arsenal down all the time when u challenging for titles. He jus need to change from being stingy and buy some great quality experienced strong players and mix them wit the young ones and stop using players out of position..How can u be playing bendtner as a winger? somebody give me a break…I think Wenger is really losing it and he must wake up now and act fast for the benefit of the club and the fans…

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  7. GoonerDareMKD says:

    As for you damstar, I know man that you are still an Arsenal fan you saying that you switched to utd but I know that you are saying that because I know how it feels, it’s painful to be arsenal fan these days and everything you posting about how you are utd fan and it’s great to be utd fan it’s a lie you love arsenal like everybody here let’s have a belief that tings will change for the new season.

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  8. damstar says:

    @GoonerDareMKD, Well I jus want Wenger to open his eyes now and do wat is right for the betterment of the club and the fans and am sure he is still the man capable of bringing an end to the trophy drought at the Emirate no matter how he gets criticised. But he jus have to listen to the cries of the fans and do the necessary fixing of the team this summer and everything wil be back to normal again at the Ashburton Groove wen it comes to mounting a real challenge for trophies am sure about dat. And as for which club I love, is too close to call now lol, but everything depends on wat Wenger will do after the season is over..I av been an Arsenal fan for 12 years so is not easy at all and is painful been an arsenal fan nowaday jus like u said but we time will tell…Cheers

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  9. damstar says:

    @GoonerDareMKD, Well I jus want Wenger to open his eyes now and do wat is right for the betterment of the club and the fans and am sure he is still the man capable of bringing an end to the trophy drought at the Emirate no matter how he gets criticised. But he jus have to listen to the cries of the fans and do the necessary fixing of the team this summer and everything wil be back to normal again at the Ashburton Groove wen it comes to mounting a real challenge for trophies am sure about dat. And as for which club I love, is too close to call now lol, but everything depends on wat Wenger will do after the season is over..I av been an Arsenal fan for 12 years so is not easy at all and is painful been an arsenal fan nowaday jus like u said but time will tell…Cheers

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