Dec 14 2009
I wasn’t able to watch this match live (still not getting ESPN on the old outdated tv) but I tried following it on score updates websites. Without a proper striker in the lineup, Arsenal went away to Liverpool and won 2-1. This result also brought the Gunners smack back into the title race as they are 3rd in the league and have 31 points with a game in hand over Manchester United & Chelsea.
Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt had scored to put Liverpool in the lead just at the interval but Arsene Wenger fired up his squad by berating then during the halftime break. Liverpool’s £18m full-back Glen Johnson, who suffered a torrid afternoon, unwittingly handed Arsenal a route back into the game when he turned Samir Nasri’s cross past Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina five minutes after half-time. And then Andrey Arshavin struck in stunning fashion, controlling brilliantly before firing a thunderous shot high past Reina.
Man Utd (played 16) are in second place with 34 points and Chelsea (played 16) lead the table with 37. Aston Villa (after winning against United) in fourth place have 29.