Arsenal 2 Liverpool 2 – Gunners storm back to land a draw
Arsenal and Liverpool are in a battle for fourth place and the two teams played out an entertaining draw at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
January 30th, 2013
Brendan Rodgers will rue the fact that his team were unable to hold on to a 2-0 lead although it’s hard to argue that the visitors deserved to win the game, with the Gunners producing a fine second half performance that could have seen them land all three points.
Arsenal’s defending was atrocious in the early stages of the match and Luis Suarez won’t score an easier goal after the home team’s defence made one mistake after another.
Jordan Henderson made it two on the hour mark when the midfielder’s menacing run into the penalty area saw the ball ricochet back into his path before he calmly slotted the ball home.
However, Arsenal had already started to create chances and they were level within seven minutes.
Olivier Giroud headed home a Jack Wilshere free-kick to reduce the Gunners’ arrears before Theo Walcott fired past Pepe Reina from close range to set up a grandstand finish where both teams had chances to win the game.
However, Giroud couldn’t turn the ball home from close range and Suarez’s shot was saved in the dying minutes of the match with the game finishing honours even.