Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunderland 'Kick' Arsenal from FA ​​Cup

Sunderland travel to end Arsenal in the FA Cup title after a 2-0 win in the fifth round on Sunday (19/2) Arsenal seem to have not forgotten the defeat of AC Milan in the Champions League, the middle of last week. Foster children often Arsene Wenger is under pressure from the Sunderland players who look up to in front of their supporters at the Stadium of Light.

The game has been running for ten minutes when Arsenal were forced to make his first substitutions. Francis Coquelin looks a hamstring injury when he was carrying the ball and had to be pulled out. Senior French defender Sebastien Squillaci lowered to fill the position.

The Gunners had threatened loss when midfielder Aaron Ramsey Wales is seen hurting herself, not long after Coquelin out of the field. Luckily for Arsenal, Ramsey was able to continue the game. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had twice threatened through the action of Stephane Sessegnon and James McClean on 30 minutes early in the game. However, Martin O'Neill's squad has not managed to break the deadlock.

Meanwhile, Arsenal themselves had a golden opportunity through cooperation and Gervinho Robin van Persie in the 32nd minute. Van Persie continued feedback Gervinho breakthrough front of goal, but before the kick to the goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Dutch bomber fell down and demanded a penalty from referee Webb Howar. However, Webb did not ignore the request.

Awaited goal supporter of The Black Cats have finally arrived in the 40th minute. Starting from a breach of Johan Djourou, the referee gave a free kick gift to the camp host. Sebastian Larsson actual execution successfully blocked by Thomas Vermaelen. However, the ball rebound fell to the feet which soon brought Kieran Richardson Sunderland winning 1-0 after kick failed driven Fabianski.

Not much has changed in the second half. Gunner's squad have yet to find the best performance to penetrate the home defense and equalized. Wenger decided to draw in Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky decrease instead. Squillaci, which Coquelin replaced in the first round, apparently also suffered an injury that Wenger also include Theo Walcott.

Unfortunately, the substitutions did not affect much on the Arsenal game. Although time had a golden opportunity through a free kick Van Persie and Vermaelen's header, the Gunners have also managed to break down the wicket Mignolet. Arsenal have finally stepped up to bury the next round after an own goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who accidentally grabbed the ball cross the Larsson in 79 minutes. 2-0 lead was enough to bring Sunderland advanced to the round-eighths of the FA Cup final.

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