Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

Premier League
Sunday 17 April 2011 - 4:00 pm
Emirates Stadium
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Two injury time penalties ensured this game ended in a score draw at the Emirates.

Liverpool suffered another double-whammy of defensive injuries to an already depleted back-line, similar to the game against West Brom a couple of weeks back.

Fabio Aurelio made it to the 20th minute before he went off injured in what is now a traditional sight for his Liverpool career, before a head injury forced Jamie Carragher off on a stretched just on the hour mark.

Jack Robinson replaced Aurelio, leaving the left and right back positions occupied by a 17 and 18 year old.  Kyrgiakos replaced Carragher.

Arsenal have been throwing away points for a few months now, and they lacked the cutting edge of a title challenging side.  After a few chances at each end early on, Arsenal had the majority of possession although their chances were limited.  Suarez, who has had a good start to his Liverpool career, was not at the top of his game today and gave away a collection of passes and hit some misfiring shots.

Andy Carroll also suffered a jarred knee, forcing a substitution to protect the knee from further damage.

Pepe Reina was called on to make a fine save from Fabregas, and at the other end, Suarez should have put the reds ahead, but blasted his chance high and wide.

As the game approached it’s end 8 minutes of injury time were signalled due to Carragher’s lengthy treatment on the pitch.

But play was stopped again when a penalty was awarded for Arsenal in the 96th minute.  In the 98th minute Robin Van Persie fired home the penalty.  Straight down the other end and the reds won a free kick just at the edge of the box, another minute passed and when Suarez’ free kick rebounded out, Eboue needlessly clattered Lucas Leiva to the ground. Penalty.

Dirk Kuyt fired in the penalty – the last kick of the game.

After three penalties against us in the last three games, the reds finally won one of their own.

The reds deserved the point after displaying plenty of guile, and both Flanagan and Robinson had solid games that will have impressed the boss and the watching fans.

Liverpool stay 6th.

4 comments on
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

  1. Bout time we got some luck like that for a change because on numerous occasions this season we’ve been crippled by similar injuries that inevitably lead to a penalty !
    I thought after all that hard work stopping a tough home side and with half our best lads out that I was watching West Ham,West brom & Braga away all rolled in to one in the sense of the inevitable .
    The young lads Lucas, Flannegan,Robinson & Spearing all fought like lions and were on their merit alone deserving of a point so of course when 8 minutes came up at the end I felt it was ridiculous.
    We have been desperately unlucky this season and im sure im not the only Red who felt that every mistake this season away from Anfield has cost us ! We’ve got away with very little and had no luck what so ever so when we conceded I thought it was over but there is a credit to this side that must be payed in the sense that under Hodgson we would have caved in (Maybe earlier) but under Kenny we fought right up to the end and got what we deserved !
    People want to play for KK and the club feels embattled against our enemies . I for one truly cannot watt to see what KK and Steve Clarke produce from a whole season together !! Y.N.W.A

  2. Bout time we got some luck like that for a change because on numerous occasions this season we’ve been crippled by similar injuries that inevitably lead to a penalty !
    I thought after all that hard work stopping a tough home side and with half our best lads out that I was watching West Ham,West brom & Braga away all rolled in to one in the sense of the inevitable .
    The young lads Lucas, Flannegan,Robinson & Spearing all fought like lions and were on their merit alone deserving of a point so of course when 8 minutes came up at the end I felt it was ridiculous.
    We have been desperately unlucky this season and im sure im not the only Red who felt that every mistake this season away from Anfield has cost us ! We’ve got away with very little and had no luck what so ever so when we conceded I thought it was over but there is a credit to this side that must be payed in the sense that under Hodgson we would have caved in (Maybe earlier) but under Kenny we fought right up to the end and got what we deserved !
    People want to play for KK and the club feels embattled against our enemies . I for one truly cannot watt to see what KK and Steve Clarke produce from a whole season together !! Y.N.W.A

  3. To me, it shows the belief Kenny has injected into the team, under Roy we would have given up and accepted defeat at 98 minutes, like most teams would – and who could blame them.
    But under Kenny we’re different, really went for it for a couple of minutes and got the reward for having the belief. Scoring so late makes it feel like a win and will surely only breed confidence for a potential push for a european spot by the end of this season.
    I am already relishing next season with (hopefully) Kenny in charge for the entire year.

  4. great game by pepe also two young defenders showed they are ready for first team football. that should please owners and club. we can save money by not paying inflated prices for has beens.

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