It was a hectic first half at Anfield, with a team struggling for goals this season surprisingly putting two past an Arsenal team that boasts one of the meanest defences in the Premier League. We battled back to draw things level both times, with Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud grabbing the goals.
Roberto Firmino was the scorer of both goals, and after scoring just one goal for Liverpool since his arrival, he’s trebled his tally in one half.
His second in particular was a superb goal, and Petr Cech could do absolutely nothing about it.
It was disappointing when Liverpool took the lead, although you couldn’t deny they deserved it the way they were pressing and battling for the ball. We hit straight back moments later though, Joel Campbell picking Aaron Ramsey out with a great ball. The Welshman finished it superbly at Simon Mignolet’s near post, putting the ball in the only area he looked able to score.
Firmino was yet again given too much time and space, and was allowed to curl a ball from distance into the top corner, leaving Petr Cech helpless.
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Again we hit straight back though, this time through Giroud from a set piece. Mesut Özil whipped the ball in towards the near post, and it looked as though it would fly straight through to Mignolet. Giroud got a vital tough though, squeezing it between the Belgian shot-stopper’s legs.
Giroud should have scored again shortly after, somehow missing from a few yards out when it seemed easier to score. And Firmino could have had another when he struck the bar with another long range shot, Cech beaten again by the Brazilian.
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In the end both teams may feel both lucky to go in level, and unlucky not to be ahead at half time. But the score remains 2-2, will there be more goals in the second half?