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[Ratings] Title challenge slips through Almunia's fingers

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Birmingham substitute Kevin Phillips scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Arsenal’s title challenge was blown off course in a bruising encounter.

After a dull first half that finished 0-0 Wenger made a double change with Nasri and

in the 81 minutes Nasri scored a goal of real quality. He picked up the ball 40 yards out and charged to the edge of the box before unleashing a right-footed strike into the far corner.

In the last few mins with Birmingham pushing for an equaliser, gaps were opening up at the back and Nasri should have made it 2-0 but missed when one on one with Hart.

But the Gunners paid the ultimate penalty as a Hart free-kick was only half-cleared allowing Craig Garder to clip the ball back into the box for Kevin Phillips to poke it towards goal and through Almunia’s hands for a dramatic late equaliser.


Almunia (2) One shot 2 deal with in 90mins and he allowed it to go throw his fingers for a soft goal.We will never win anything with this clown as our number one keeper.
Sagna – (6.5)
Decent game, But poor crossing
Campbell – (7.5)
Looked pretty solid, Won everything in the air.
Song – (6.5)
Booked for a late tackle but apart from that did ok.
Clichy – (6.5)
Same as Sagna
Fabregas – (5.5)
Poor game.
Denilson – (6.0)
wasteful and slow
Diaby – (8.0) MOTM,
Powerful and great skils
Walcott – (7.0)
Showed some good movement and pace. Missed a good early chance
Bendtner – (6.5)
Poor game.
Rosicky – (7.5)
Played well, Worked hard and never gave the ball away

Nasri, – (7.5)
Changed the game and scored a great goal (Replaced Walcott)
Arshavin –(7.0)
Did well, Showed some flair and pace (Replaced Rosicky)

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