Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Gunners blow a two goal lead - surely the end of the title race

Arsenal went from 3-1 up to draw 3-3 with Tottenham in the north London Derby.

It leaves the Gunners six points behind Manchester United at the top of the table having played the same amount of games. Chelsea go above Wenger's side on goal difference after their 3-0 victory over Birmingham.

It takes Arsenal to 16 games unbeaten. But Arsene Wenger's men have had five draws in six games.



Arsenal took the lead when Fabregas played a defence splitting ball through the middle which Walcott burst on to and tucked into the far post with a excellent right footed strike.

Spurs were level two minutes later as Van Der Vaart took his chance with a shot which flew passed Szczesny.

In the 12th minute Nasri put the Gunners back in the lead with a shot out of nothing from outside the box which took Gomes by surprise.

And Walcott turned provider as he skipped passed the Spurs defence and pulled a ball back which van Persie headed goal bound palmed off the line but the Dutchman got to the ball first and smashed it in. 3-1 Arsenal.

The next goal came to Spurs who pulled another one back with a strike from Huddlestone from outside the box which wrong footed Szczesny.

Then into the second half we go and it was 25 minutes in before Spurs equalised again. Szczesny took down Lennon and Van Der Vaart added a second from the spot.



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