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  • Arsenal 1-0 Stoke City: Squillaci great-header

    Arsenal are now just one point adrift of Manchester United at the top of the standings. The condition came after the Gunners picking a 1-0 win over Stoke City goal by Sebastien Squillaci.

    At the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday (23/02/2011) , Arsenal appeared dominant over his guest. However, Arsene Wenger protege can only scored one goal through Squillaci great-header early in the first round.

    Additional three points of Arsenal's victory makes points increased to 56. Now only one point that a distance of Arsenal, with Manchester United at the top spot, despite the 'Warehouse bullet' already undergone one more game.

    Despite win, the bad news is likely to come to Arsenal's second condition related to his players. Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott injured and forced out of the field in the middle of the fight.

    The game

    Just one minute walk game Arsenal have had a chance at kick Theo Walcott has matured from a narrow angle hit the crossbar. The same name again waste the opportunity when volinya kick from inside the penalty box in the second minute was also missed.

    Pressure launched the Gunners to fruition when the game entered eight minutes. Starting from the chaos created by the scenario of a corner kick, the ball is mental to the far post is returned to the face of goal by Nicklas Bendtner, and with his head Squillaci deflect the ball into the goal.

    Arsene Wenger has made rapid turnover when the game entered minute 14. Allegedly injury, Cesc Fabregas pulled out and replaced Andrey Arshavin, the captain's face looked sour as he stepped out of the field.

    Fabregas left Arsenal had lost the game pattern. Despite dominating the game and control of the ball, the hosts failed to create opportunities for clean and trouble menembuh pertahana Stoke.

    Precisely goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Stoke threatened when the game entered the 35th minute. John Carrew volley from a distance of 27 meters should be pushed over with great difficulty by Arsenal's young goalkeeper.

    In the second half Stoke began to rise and escape from the pressures at Arsenal. The first came when Rory Delap throw-in managed to meet with Robert Huth, the appropriate header on the ball but its direction is too high from the target.

    An individual action Arshavin on the left side almost added benefits of the host. Huth and successfully pass into the penalty box, pull the bait is released Arshavin could not dihandang goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. But poor finishing from Walcott to make the attack did not produce any.

    On 68 minutes Wenger made wary by the condition of Walcott. The winger looked in pain after being violated Stoke defender in front of the penalty box. Walcott was on crutches as he left the field and was replaced by Denilson.

    Jermaine Pennant had a chance to make Arsenal supporters worry ahead of the end of the fight. From the attack Pennant kick the ball just hit the outside netting of the goal.

    Team Line-up:

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Squillaci, Djourou, Clichy, Fabregas, Song, Wilshere, Walcott, Bendtner, Nasri Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Denilson, Arshavin, Eboue, Gibbs, Chamakh
    Stoke: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Pugh, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Whelan, Walters, Carew Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Collins, Jones, Fuller, Diao, Wilkinson


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