Nicklas Bendtner 1-0
It looked like we had totally fucked up but St. Nick’s header got us through…With Chelsea’s win over Man Utd, it’s back to three points separating the top 3.
This was looking like it would be a very frustrating night because everything we shot at goal was usually straight at Hahnemann. Eduardo wasted two early chances and at the time I remember telling myself how this could come back to haunt us. When Henry (pronounced like it’s spelt) got sent off for a tackle on Rosicky, I thought we’d break the deadlock but still, everything was straight at Hahnemann and our crossing was very poor. Rosicky had a couple half-chances but they were saved and Wenger brought on Vela for Eduardo which didn’t seem to make a difference. I must say, Eduardo’s looking like a shell of his former self.
I thought Nasri should’ve started this match, without Fabregas in the middle and Arshavin on the left, there’s little creativity out there but Wenger opted to keep him on the bench till late. When he came on he had an instant impact in the middle and supplemented Walcott down the right well. Theo had a decent game in that he made the Wolves defense work, some of his crosses were good, some were very predictable but the real problem was that there’s nobody of great quality to get on the end of them with RVP out.
It’s three points earned but it shouldn’t take away from the fact that we were too close to dropping two points at home and essentially killing off our title bid.
It’s on to Barcelona.
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