Sunday, November 04, 2007
Fabulous Fabregas Saves Arsenal
Arsenal's smooth reign in the Premier League this season was put to probably its toughest test yesterday. Give it to the Gunners for snatching a draw from the jaws of victory for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
Premier League's new kid on the block Cesc Fabregas showcased the talent he is being Arsenal's play marker. The 20-year old's skills on the pitch truly betrays his experience. Simply put Cesc is curving a niche of his own and the player of the year award is likely be his for the taking.
After sparkless first half with united one up, Cesc led by example and from infront by levelling only 6 minutes after the breather. And what a superb goal it was from the Spaniard? But not for long before another 'foreign' talent, Cristiano Ronaldo, put the Red ahead with only 9 minutes to go. As they say don't count your chicks before they are hatch. William Galas spoilt United's party by equalizing in extra time making sure that Arsenal remains tops of the League Table.
Over to Stamford Bridge new manager Grant appear to be finding his bearing and crawling out of Mourinho's shadows. After trashing Wigan 2-0, the Blues are back in contention for the Premier League title in position three after United.
Liverpool meanwhile lies seventh after drawing 0-0 with the in-form Blackburn who are fifth. Beni Mcarthy (SA) is in his element as the top scorer for Blackburn. Portsmouth meanwhile appear to have launched a spirited campaign to force themselves into the top four. After humiliating Michael Owen's Newcastle 4-1, Redknap's Kanu and Benjani are rearing to go.
The next few weeks will have the Premier league take a defined shape before getting into the nasty Christmas fixtures where the true contenders will emerge. The season promises fireworks and plenty of surprises.