20 January 2010

Suck it, Chelski!

Go The Gunners!
Originally uploaded by Edward Hoover
This obviously isn’t World Cup related, but I do have to gloat a bit for F. Scott Thompson and Drew, who are both Chelski fans. That’s because Your Gunners are now kings of the hill in the EPL:

Arsenal stormed to the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Bolton at the Emirates Stadium.

Owen Coyle’s men — beaten 2-0 by the Gunners on Sunday — took a shock lead after seven minutes through Gary Cahill and Matthew Taylor then doubled the advantage from the penalty spot.

However, Arsene Wenger’s young side showed the character of champions to rally before half-time through Tomas Rosicky’s strike.

Captain Cesc Fabregas netted a controversial equaliser on 52 minutes, and then Thomas Vermaelen completed the comeback.

Andrey Arshavin netted a fourth to take the Gunners above Chelsea on goal difference, albeit having now played a match more — but nevertheless a scenario which looked so unlikely following a resounding 3-0 home defeat by the Blues at the end of November, which left Arsenal some 11 points adrift.

I watched the game on Sunday, which was fun (and in which the Wanderers came strong out of the gate), but I didn’t get to see today’s match. I’m sure it was shock, horror when Bolton took the lead.

Anyway, we now resume our regularly scheduled programming.

141 days to South Africa!


Lothar said...

I don't know...they aren't dominating games quite to the level of Chelsae. Seems there's been a bit of a stroke of luck the past few weeks...we shall see how everything plays out. But I do expect them to finish in the top 3.

Drew said...

Nice post Hoover. But, Chelsea and Arsenal are tied with +38 points and there's a lot of the season yet to play.

Trying to remember the last time Arsenal won the Premiership...let's see, last three years was Man U, then a team called Chelsea for two years. Ah - 2003-2004.

Looks like Chelsea plays the Gooners on Feb 7th at The Bridge - care to make it interesting?


Ed said...

I want you to do me a favour, Drew, and look at this table and tell me who's in the #1 spot.


Drew said...

I want you to do me a favour, Ed, and look at
this table
and tell me who's in the #1 spot.


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