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Southampton - On This Day 30th October

The fact that league leaders Arsenal had never lost a Premiership game at home to Southampton showed the degree of difficulty that Saints would be facing. Heightened by the poor form shown by Saints who languished in a lowly 18th place.

The game started with Saints defending deep and trying to hit the Gunners on the break. This seemed to be working well until the 29th minute when a penalty was conceded.

After missing a glorious chance when Mikael Nillson headed a Danny Higginbotham cross against an upright with Jens Lehmann beaten, Darren Kenton brought down Dennis Bergkamp.

Thiery Henry took the spot-kick and duly sent Annti Niemi but luckily for Saints the ball struck he foot of the post before breaking back to Edu who then shot wide.

With Patrick Viera driving the Gunners forward the pressure mounted. Higginbotham blocked a Lauren drive and the Niemi made a fantastic save to keep the goal intact.

The second half half began with Henry striking the outside of the post with another shot. Soon after Edu shot over from 30 yards.

Henry finally broke Saints resistance on 67 minutes. Bergkamp played a through ball for Henry and he duly smashed a shot past Niemi to open the scoring.

This should have opened the flood gates but Saints managed to hang on until the 80th minute.

In the 78th Niemi made yet another fantastic save this time from Freddie Ljungberg after a great Henry run. Two minutes later the save looked even better.

On 80 minutes a Neil McCann corner was whipped in and met Rory Delap who headed firmly past Lehmann to bring the scores level.

Then five minutes later the game was turned on its head. Another Neil Mccann free-kick was sent into the box and this time Delap was on hand to Head home again to give Saints the lead.

Then as the 90 minutes was past and we entered injury time Robin Van Persie pounced and saved Arsenal with a shot from 15 yards which flew into the net.

A disappointing end to a hard fought game but a point well earned nevertheless.





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Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Saturday October 30 2010
Time: 1:00AM

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That day we thought we had gotten out of jail till Van Persie got the late equaliser. Nearly nicked it though.
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30/10/2010 10:47:00
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