21 February 2015

Palace 1-2 Arsenal: Vote for Player Ratings/MotM!

Arsenal went ahead after Welbeck was brought down in the box and Cazorla coolly slotted home the penalty, and although Palace looked to be the more-dangerous side, it was Arsenal who went into halftime up 0-2 after Giroud poached a spilled Speroni save to score his 50th goal for Arsenal (and our 13th goal scored in stoppage time this season). Zaha threatened to turn Monreal inside out on countless occasions, but there was no final product to speak of. But for some woeful shooting from the Eagles, it might have been a very different match. I'd love to say we were sitting back to soak up pressure and hit on counters, but only part of the story as Pardew's men had us on the backfoot for long stretches. When Murray nicked a late goal, it felt like it was a long time coming. Seconds later, Murray very nearly equalised with a well-struck header that hit the post. A dramatic finish, but we kept three points on a day when Chelsea drew at Burnley and Swansea defeated Man U. More on that later. For now, rate our lads in the poll below...