Arsenal 3-1 Burnley – Match Recap – EPL – 6 March 2010
Arsenal was third place before the match but could move up to second or first with a win on Saturday, March 6, 2010 in the English Premier League against Burnley. The Gunners hosted Burnley who are in a relegation battle and have been poor on the road. They’ve earned only one draw this season on the road so Arsenal were expected to cruise to victory.
Arsenal 3-1 Burnley
Arsenal had lots of missed chances on Saturday but still got a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners took the lead in the first half as Nasri sent a great lob pass to Fabregas, who was making a run in the box. Fabregas received the pass and beat the goalkeeper to make it 1-0. The first half would end at that scoreline.
The second half started off poor for the home side as Burnley would level the match in the 50th minute. As Arsenal tried to clear, a header was sent back in by Burnley and David Nugent timed his run perfectly to get on a breakaway. He scored with a good finish and it was a tied match.
Arsenal continued to attack and would get two more goals. The match winner came ten minutes later as Theo Walcott dribbled past a defender and shot from the edge of the box to make it 2-1. It was a great finish from Walcott who utilized his quickness against the Burnley defense throughout the match. Arsenal had numerous chances throughout the match and it could have easily been 5-1 or 6-1 if they would have converted even half of them. The final goal came from Andrey Arshavin in stoppage time as he scored from inside the box with a great shot just inside the near post.
The win puts Arsenal in second place (behind Chelsea on goal difference) but Man United still have a match this afternoon. They are still very much alive in the EPL title race and will play the second leg in the UEFA Champions League against FC Porto on Tuesday.
|Cesc Fábregas (34)||David Nugent (50)|
|Theo Walcott (60)|
|Andrei Arshavin (90)|
|Shots (on Goal)||26(9)||9(6)|
|Time of Possession||66%||34%|