Saturday February 4, 2012
Arsenal 7 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
van Persie 2’, 38’ 62'
Gamst Pedersen 32’
- 2' GOAL ARSENAL! Van Persie with a tap-in at the far post, as is the custom against Blackburn, finishing off a superb low cross from Walcott after a nice dinked pass from Coquelin.
- 31' This is a chance for Rovers, who are effective on set pieces. Pedersen and Petrovic over it, shame Rochina is on the bench... PEDERSEN WITH THE GOAL! Superb free-kick! Curled over the wall and into the top left!
- 38' GOAL ARSENAL! 2-1! Van Persie with another tap in after a superb cut-back from Walcott, but again shocking defending, this time Olsson letting Song's ball go inside him to Walcott.
- 40' GOAL ARSENAL! Oxlade-Chamberlain with a brilliant goal, his first in the Premier League!
- 43' Givet is sent off! Straight red card for a foul on Van Persie! He flew in two-footed on Van Persie!
- 51' Walcott's ball in takes a wicked deflection but goes wide for a corner. The corner is half-cleared by NZonzi, Koscielny brings it down for Arteta with a low drive that fizzes through the bodies and in! 4-1!
- 53' FIVE FOR ARSENAL! Oxlade-Chamberlain with a cute low finish after a mazy run inside from Walcott. The Southampton connection.
- 61' Right, now Coquelin gets it on the right, loads of space and a low cross FOR VAN PERSIE TO RIFLE IT INTO THE ROOF OF THE NET FOR HIS HAT-TRICK! All too easy.6-1
- 90+3 HENRY MAKES IT 7-1! And he scored his first Premier League goals in five years after an error from Hanley lets him in. He exchanges passes with RvP and slides in a low finish deflected off Dann.