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Reliant Robin proves the difference at Anfield – Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal captain Robin van Persie scored twice, including a stoppage time winner, to secure all three points for his side away against Liverpool at Anfield.

Despite Arsenal’s early domination, it was the home side who broke the deadlock in the 18th minute. Luis Suarez exchanged passes with Dirk Kuyt, before being brought down by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny inside the area.

Kuyt took responsibility from 12 yards, but the Polish keeper made amends by saving Dutch international’s effort, before getting up to parry away the rebound.

However, Liverpool did get themselves in front with 23 minutes played. Jordan Henderson’s cross from the right failed to find a teammate but Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny sliced the ball into his own net.

Henderson almost doubled his team’s tally moments later, but Szczesny palmed away his effort, while Suarez struck the post from the rebound.

Liverpool’s failure to score a second was punished in the 32nd minute when Van Persie headed his first of the afternoon following a cross from Bacary Sagna.

The home side hit the woodwork again in stoppage time as Kuyt turned Charlie Adam’s cross against the post in the 70th minute.

Martin Kelly had Liverpool’s best chance after the break, but he failed to make contact with Kuyt’s cross from six yards out.

Just as the match looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw, Van Persie latched onto a lofted through ball from Alex Song to volley past Reina at the near post.

What did you think of Arsenal’s last-gasp win over Liverpool? Leave your view in the comments section below.

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This was one of those games we havent won in a while. didnt play great but still got the win. Vantastic!


Sign him up!!!!


liverpool need to get rid of daglish now or were not going to finish in the top 6 were are playing at home and he play 1 striker up front we need a goal to win the match but daglish happy with another draw arsenal bring on to attackers get rid of him asap


We didn’t play well but we got three very important points, and that’s what matters! How many thought we would take three points from these two games? – Not many!

Fweku Mzikenge

Thanks for the win. The good thing about FIFA is that they count the goals not ball possesions. Keep it up Arsenal you have made us proud

Peter King Oloo

How does Song pull off those loops? Jst last weekend he had Theo file the ball past the goalie, now he pulls off this one! The boy has been a shining light in a dull season. And then RVP, it’s not worth it trying to look for superlatives. Our best player since Thierry Henry- yes & i considered Fabregas too!

dave the gooner

anyone know what happened to diaby? was made up to see him back, then he left the field. got to be an injury, but how bad. any news would be appreciated


Just when we require 3 points Rvp and song come to our resque ,what a win .keep the morale that way .

Eddie Yak
Congratulations to Arsenal and it’s their hero again who won them 3 points. Obviously RVP is in the form of his life at the moment and when one is in the zone they can do anything spectacular and succeed. RVP will score more goals and his second goal is ultra difficult yet he made it look easy. He got to time himself to receive the ball and change its direction towards goal in one swift movement , it is extremely difficult to perform yet he manage to score. RVP is class of his own no other Arsenal player is near… Read more »

van persie owes us these performances, we´ve put up with his injuries season after season at least now he´s showing us what he´s all about


dont thank rvp, thank wenger for having the belief in his potential and for not selling him through all past injury-stuck seasons!


Next AC Milan…weehooo…..

Flavour saver

Brilliant player hands down…but i hope wenger realises we need a creative midfielder to do what song did every time a player like gotze we need to bring back the arsenal style of play bcoz yesterday it looked like livepool were arsenal.