Jack Wilshere’s double, the first a fantastic strike with the outside of his boot ensured 10-man Gunners came away with a draw although Eduardo had a goal disallowed at the end. You can see limited highlights HERE.
Stoke scored the first, centre-back Ashley Page beating Mannone in the air. However five minutes later Wilshere equalised with a great goal. The ball fell to the youngster as Eduardo was tackled and brilliantly with the outside of his boot, curled past the keeper St Louis-Hamilton.
In the second half, Stoke once again took the lead as Thorley shot past Mannone from a long ball. The task was then made even harder as captain Randall, who didn’t have the best of games was sent off for a bad tackle. Arsenal didn’t seem very affected by the numerical disadvantage and equalised through a deflected shot from Wilshere. Eduardo thought he had ensured the win when he rounded the keeper but it was ruled out for offside.
Arsenal Line up (4-4-1-1)
Coquelin – Bartley – Nordtveit – Cruise
Lansbury – Randall (c) – Merida – Wilshere
Eduardo Da Silva
(53′ minutes) Fonte on for Lansbury
(58′ minutes) Eastmond on for Coquelin
(75′ minutes) Emmanuel-Thomas on for Cruise
Subs Not Used: Frimpong, Sunu
Note: I don’t usually do these kind of posts but as people didn’t see the goal it is provided.