Monday, January 4, 2010

Eduardo helped Arsenal come from behind to win at Upton Park

Arsenal progressed into the fourth round of the FA cup courtesy of an Eduardo header as they defeated West Ham United 2-1 at Upton Park. Alessandro Diamanti opened the scoring for the Hammers in first half stoppage time before Aaron Ramsey equalised in the second half

Another key to the game was shifting Carlos Vela to the left and moving Eduardo to the middle. They started the other way round in the first half and that, simply, didn’t work out. Glad to take a small revenge after being called all sorts of things for calling Carlos a pure left winger in the match preview.

With just a dozen minutes remaining, however, the reshuffled Arsenal drew themselves level, when Vela collected from Song and picked out Ramsey, whose ten-yard shot on the turn gave Green no chance.

Then, on 83 minutes, Eduardo secured the Gunners' place in the next round when he met Vela's left-wing cross with a header that looped beyond Green and under the keeper's right-hand angle.

Line Up Teams :

West Ham United: Robert Green, Matthew Upson, James Tomkins, Fabio Daprela, Radoslav Kovac, Luis Antonio Jimenez, Julien Faubert, Valon Behrami, Junior Stanislas (Anthony Edgar 87), Alessandro Diamanti, Frank Nouble (Fred Sears 79).

Arsenal: Lukasz Fabianski, Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas, Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen, Alexandre Song, Fran Merida (Abou Diaby 65), Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere (Samir Nasri 65), Eduardo da Silva, Carlos Vela.


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