Tomas Rosicky doubles moves Arsenal into top four
The Gunners are back in the Champions League places after a hard-fought 2-1 win at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, with Tomas Rosicky scoring twice for Arsenal who weathered a late storm when Per Mertesacker was sent off.
April 6th, 2013
The Czech Republic international has been a bit-part player for the north London side this season although his goals were enough to claim all three points, with a James Morrison penalty setting up a grandstand finish.
Aston Villa boosted their hopes of Premier League survival with a 3-1 win at the Britannia Stadium which saw Matt Lowton volley home from thirty yards in what will be described as a Goal of the Season contender.
Gabby Agbonlahor scored an early opener for the Villans before Michael Kightly appeared to have rescued a point for Stoke, although that Lowton special and Benteke late goal saw Paul Lambert’s team claim the points.
Norwich came from 1-0 down to take the lead against Swansea City although the game ended 2-2, while Southampton are practically safe after a 2-0 win at the Madejski Stadium.
Nigel Adkins saw his former club claim a win which effectively means Reading can start planning for life back in the Championship next term, with the Royals owner wondering if he made the right decision to dispense with Brian McDermott.