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Gunners cruise to victory

07 Nov 2009 19:54:00

Gunners cruise to victory

Arsenal secured an emphatic 4-1 victory against Wolves to keep the pressure up at the top of the Barclays Premier League table. They got a helping hand in the first half from the home side, with both Ronald Zubar and Jody Craddock scoring own goals. Arsenal kept their foot on the pedal, Cesc Fabregas and Andrei Arshavin extending their lead before Craddock got a consolation goal at the correct end. Wolves came close to making the breakthrough in the 10th minute when Nenad Milijas delivered the corner. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake peeled away from his marker but he failed to test goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, his close range header going wide. Arsenal went ahead in the 28th minute and there was a stroke of luck about their effort. Fabregas swung in a corner from the left and the ball took a deflection off Zubar, under pressure from Eduardo, for an own goal. The home side were undone again seven minutes later and by another own goal. Eduardo raced forward only to see his chip deflect off Craddock. They extended their lead in stoppage time when Fabregas scored in front of the posts after a simple ball from Robin van Persie. Arshavin came close to extending Arsenal's lead in the 63rd minute when he cut inside, only for Wayne Hennessy to turn away his effort. Arshavin got his reward a minute later, latching on to Hennessey`s clearance from a corner by Fabregas and thumping the ball home. Craddock scored at the right end this time with a header from substitute Matt Jarvis's corner.


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