12 September 2015

Arsenal 2-0 Stoke: Vote for Player-Ratings and MotM!

The weekend got off to a grand start when Everton thrashed Chelsea on the back of Naismith's hat-trick, and we took matters into our own hands from there, scoring either side of halftime to defeat Stoke 2-0, goals cmoing from Walcott (31') and Giroud (85'). Theo's goal came on a brilliant counter after one of Stoke's few forays forward, Coquelin making a sharp tackle to knock the ball to Özil, who lofted a long pass in behind, which Theo chested down and flicked under Rutland. Despite constant pressure and 29 shots taken (12 on-target), we had to wait until the 85th minute for Giroud—just moments after coming on—to score from a set-piece on a sharply angled header at the near post. The result might be good enough to see us rise to second place, pending Leicester's result on Sunday. For now, though, focus on our lads' performances in the poll below the fold!