Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Arsenal’s late strikes sink Cardiff, Chelsea wins

A late strike first from Danish striker, Niclas Bendtner, in the 88th
minute and another in the second minute of extra time off the boots of
Theo Walcott secured a vital 2-0 win for Arsenal in their New Year day
fixture at the Emirates against Cardiff City.
Before the breakthrough, the Gunners had huffed and puffed for the
major part of play with no success as Cardiff goalkeeper stood tall in
between the sticks.
The Week 20 fixture was already looking to end in a stalemate before
Bendtner popped up to register Arsenal's first goal. Walcott sealed
all three points that keeps Arsenal in number one position at least
for another week.
In other New Year day fixtures, Chelsea gave a ruthless second half
display against Southampton, defeating their host 0-3 to stay firm in
the Barclays Premier League title race; two positions and two points
behind Arsenal.
Liverpool defeated Hull City 2-0; Stoke City and Everton settled for a
1-1 draw, the same way Crystal Palace and Norwich City also ended
their tie.
Fulham continued their gradual move up the log with a 2-1 win over
West Ham United. Aston Villa also earned a vital lone goal win over
Sunderland to finally halt their poor run in the League.

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