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Spurs
0 - 0
The Arsenal

Premier League

White Hart Lane

8/2/2009 1:30 pm

Attendance: 36,021

Referee: Mike Dean

SpursThe Arsenal
Cudicini     Almunia    
Woodgate     Sagna    
Assou-Ekotto     Toure    
Dawson     Gallas    
Corluka     74 Clichy     87
Jenas     Eboue    
Modric     Denilson    
Palacios     Song    
Keane     Nasri    
Pavlyuchenko     64 van Persie    
Lennon     87 Adebayor     38
Substitutes
Gomes     Fabianski    
Chimbonda     74 Djourou    
Bale     Gibbs     87
Zokora     Ramsey    
Huddlestone     Eduardo    
Taarabt     87 Bendtner     38
Bent     64 Arshavin    
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
6
5
On Target
2
0
Crosses
0
6
Corners
4
4
Offside
2
14
Fouls
15
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
1
56.2
%
43.8
Comments...
It is hard for a side to maintain the tempo and dominance that Spurs did in the early part of the game. In such games there usually comes a point around 25 minutes or so in when the tempo drops and provided the defending team hasn't conceded in that period there is a good chance to wrest some control back. It becomes exponentially more difficult to do so with 10 men on the field though. The first half ended with 60% possession in favour of the home side and the game ended with 56.2% in their favour. The possession stats for the 2nd half would have therefore been 52.4% in favour of the home side. We had 2 shots in the first half, both off target and 4 in the 2nd of which 2 were on target though the first of these wasn't until the 91st minute. We began to get some better control over our game, even with 10 men, as it went on but with pass completion stats of just 69.3% this was one of our poorer performances. A depleted midfield would have some impact on that but the introduction of Bendtner who does have trouble controlling his passing at times (down to 48% in this game) didn't help the cause too much. Sadly looking at the bench there was little there, ready to take part in a high pressure game, that could offer a guarantee of doing much better. One player who did deal with the pressure pretty well was Almunia whose 5 saves and a few decent claims may have gone a little way to dispel doubts about his temperament in such high profile contests.
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Writer:Amos
Date:Sunday February 8 2009
Time: 4:46PM

Comments

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A bit disappointed that you couldn't hasten Spuds relegation today, but all in all it was an away point, and they couldn't beat you even though you were down to 10 men. North London bragging rights to the gooners again.
fifthcolumnblue
08/02/2009 17:19:00
0
I think Nasri is better slightly more infield rather than being out on the wing, especially in a side without Cesc and other more creative players. It's a real shame that Eboue let his teammates down because I got the sense that van Persie may have produced another decisive moment today if we had 11 on the pitch. We were well capable of getting a vital win today against a Spurs side not brimming with confidence but sadly the knob that is Emanuel Eboue had to be his usual consistent 'add no value' self.
Gooner_Vin
08/02/2009 17:24:00
0
The players were shattered ikn the last 15 minutes, but we didn't have the right players on the bench. I'm not one of these people that has a pop at Eboue, but that was ridiculous today. I didn't see the second booking properly, we were watching Ade go off, but both were stupid. I'd be interested to see how many booking he's got for discent/diving, He needs to hae a word with himself, that nearly cost us today. Great to see Eddy on the bench though!
navydave
08/02/2009 18:04:00
0
Well loved it.I thought you didn't deserve to get even a point.Anyhow I would love to see Sp*rs relegated but today I was hoping for a Sp*rs victory after all the way we are playing we need more Artesenal draws or loses.LOL Gunnerkid what's happen? So much jumping yesterday?5 ponits gap with 16 goal difference good
Saimon_blues
08/02/2009 18:07:00
0
I hope that Clichy's head cut is not serious. It didn't look good, but hopefully he'll be ok. Well done today btw!
Fan of Blues
08/02/2009 18:09:00
0
It's baffling how the 2 Blues' assessments differ eh!
GoonerLou
08/02/2009 18:40:00
0
GoonerLou - It's because I'm a Man City fan, not a Chelski fan, and don't have quite the same anti-arsenal feelings as Saimon_blues. Oh, I'm married to a gooner as well, and I live in Old Tr**ford, so more than a healthy respect for the gooners, as they ***** manyoo scum off more than most!
fifthcolumnblue
08/02/2009 19:15:00
0
I am fed up with this team. It's there for all to see. For 5 years, we've been told the kids are growing, that we'll have a great team. Where are they? Have they stopped growing? As for Eboue, Wenger is far too soft on his players, where is the **** discipline? Wenger should fine him 2 weeks wages. hen you earn millions on the fans back, the least you can do is respect them. Arsenal players are privileged. No Man U players would have dared get sent off like that in fear of Fergie's rage except Roy Keane maybe.
Gael-Force
08/02/2009 19:36:00
0
Imagine this midfield: Arshavin - Denilson - Fabregas - Nasri! Fantastic! Oh well...
Tom14
08/02/2009 19:38:00
0
Hehe I actually meant the 2 'Blues' posts just above mine, not necessarily yours. I saw you guys' posts before and knew you're not the same 'Blues'. For the record, out of all the Blues, I personally respect Everton most. And a City fan and a Gooner living in OT, a bit 'challenging', isn't it?! :D
GoonerLou
08/02/2009 19:40:00
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