A massive win and crucial three points secured by us after coming back from a goal down.
It wasn’t a performance to be remembered but the desire and willingness to get the points was great. The spirit and character shown by the team was admirable. Despite not creating many clear chances, we continued to probe for goals and eventually got them. We kept our focus and patience. Our passing wasn’t quick and incisive but we were putting good pressure on the Everton backline, who were defending quite well. And in the end we got our reward.
Everton made a better start than us but got the goal controversially when Saha slotted home from an offside position in the 24th minute. Besides that Everton created very little.
Arshavin got the equalizer when he got the ball in the six-yard box from Rodwell’s back-header on Fabregas’ chip.
Koscielny scored the winner with his head from a corner in the 75th minute after a great free kick from Van Persie was saved by the keeper.
Besides this we created a few other chances but none of them were clear cut goal scoring opportunities except the one in the first half where Van Persie failed to keep the ball down on Wilshere’s pass.
After taking the lead we held onto it till the end and got the three points that may well prove to be important in the end.
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