20 May 2015

Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Vote for Player-Ratings/MotM

A stubborn Sunderland side dared Arsenal to pierce a defense that strived to keep eight or nine defenders behind the ball, and despite a few fleeting chances, we went into halftime locked in a scoreless draw. It stayed that way for most of the second half until, around the 70th minute, we seemed to remember that a win is more interesting and useful than a draw. We tested Pantilimon time and time again, but he was always up to the task or the parked bus got in the way or we wasted our own best efforts. The result keeps Sunderland in the Prem another season, eliminates us from finishing second in the Prem, and exposes us to dropping to fourth, however unlikely. We'll take a closer look at ramifications and performances later; for now, rate our lads in the poll below...