Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bad Game, but Still Win

Arsenal scraped 2-1 victory over Huddersfield town, but it's not something arsenal should have been proud of. It was clearly a bad game, Arsenal was under constant threat from Huddersfield Town, and if Huddersfield had had more luck, Arsenal would've been easily suffered their third home defeat this season.

Arsenal which rested Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie didn't have their best first half, even they lead 1-0 by Bendtner's deflected goal. Huddersfield had some chances to equalize, which fortunately they failed to do any shot on goal. Huddersfield could got a penalty if the referee had seen Kieran Gibbs handballed in penalty area. Arsenal even had to play with ten men after newly-back-from-injury Sebastian Squillaci did a professional foul on 40th minutes. Any other bad news is Samir Nasri, the captain in this match, got an injury, and has to be replaced by Tomas Rosicky

Second half was Huddersfield's until they continuously threatened Manuel Almunia's goal, and they could equalize from Alan Lee's header from corner kick. Shocked, Arsene Wenger introduced the captain Cesc Fabregas to replace Abou Diaby. Arsenal started to dominating the game again. Finally, Nicklas Bendtner is brought down, and Arsenal got the penalty, which succesfully converted by the substitute Cesc. 2-1 for Arsenal. Huddersfield tried to find an equalizer but the score remained 2-1. Arsenal are through to next round..