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Wenger furious (AUDIO)

So close and yet so far - that's what it was like for Arsenal at Anfield. The Gunners' came storming out of the traps on Merseyside and deservedly took the lead against a shell-shocked Liverpool side when Abou Diaby rounded off a move by hammering past Pepe Reina on 16 minutes.

From the keeper's perspective, he was beaten at the near post by the sheer power of the shot, but Arsenal continued their dominance for the next 15 minutes. Suddenly, out of the blue, a Liverpool corner was brilliantly headed in off the post by Sami Hyypia - the Finn scoring in his 3rd Champions League Quarter-Final for the Reds.

Arsenal seemed to lose their rhythm before Fernando Torres stuck midway through the second half. But then Theo Walcott seemed to put the Gunners' in the ascendancy. The 19 year old winger was brought on as the North London side chased and duly came up with the goods with just 6 minutes left. Picking the ball up off Steven Gerrard a few yards outside his own box he ran and ran, beating his fellow England midfielder, Javier Mascherano and Hyypia to square to the oncoming Adebayor - the Togo striker seemed to have sent them through to the semi-final as he side-footed into the net. But just a minute later, jubilation turned to despair as Ryan Babel's surging run into the box was ajudged to have been illegally halted inside the box, a decision which left Arsene Wenger furious. Steven Gerrard powered the spot kick home and any lingering worries about Wenger's men coming back again were extinguished when sub-Babel ran through in injury time to ensure the Gunners' were rueing their luck.

And so was their manager.

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Date:Wednesday April 9 2008
Time: 11:40AM


Oh get a life SIB, if you're sooo intent on being a hoji de puta then go back to Vital Sp*ds and BITC yourself to death there, you're not welcome here...
09/04/2008 14:10:00
Its all gone Pete tong for you goons, cant see you winning the league either, but you played brilliantly a great game to watch, Anfield is a nightmare to play at when the scousers are on song, thought you played the better of the 2.
09/04/2008 14:29:00
FORGET ABOUT THE CL! You are just 6 points from manchester. beat them and you'll have a big chance to get the title. it's not just a game for your pride, it's a game for a big chance to be champions. so go&get them!
09/04/2008 14:51:00
Oh ladies, those still wearing your arsenal shirts and scarves, take them off and wipe your tears .... Liverpool is the better team and the penalty decision is correct.
09/04/2008 15:19:00
ivansk, Pool are not a better team than us, they couldn't beat us without a dodgy penalty borne from a blatant dive, the penalty decision last week was FAR FAR FAR more correct than last night's. I can just imagine the uproar today if we'd won last night due to a soft penalty awarded because of a blatant dive from one of our players.
09/04/2008 15:24:00
BTW, your first goal should not be allowed as the player (forgotten who) appeared to have handled the ball before delivering the pass to diaby for the 1st goal. So stop whining. Liverpool was the better team.
09/04/2008 15:26:00
And if Pool are a better team than us, why are you so many points behind us in the league?
09/04/2008 15:28:00
better at diving, yes
09/04/2008 15:29:00
Looks like arsenal will end this season 4th in the EPL. Liverpool will be 3rd :)
09/04/2008 15:32:00
After this weekend games, the league table will be clearer. Let's see then :)
09/04/2008 15:33:00
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