03 December 2014

Arsenal 1-0 Southampton: resolute Saints come up just short...

Arsenal threw everything it had against a Saints team still staggering after an 0-3 drumming by Man City, and it looked like the visitors had earned a well-deserved draw only to see Alexis score his 14th goal in 22 appearances, this one in the 89th minute after a scrum in the box during which Southampton's Fonte got away with a handball. Rather than remonstrating for the call, Ramsey dug it out and slipped a pass across the mouth of the goal for Alexis to slot home past Fraser Forster, who had been vital for the Saints with a number of defeat-defying saves. Southampton may have come up short, literally, as Toby Alderweireld had to leave the pitch and Koeman had already used his three subs, but they showed enough grit and mettle to suggest we haven't heard the last of them. For now, though, we slipped through and can eye up our chances at climbing the table. Check out the highlights below...