Soccer

Wilshere rescues point for Arsenal at West Bromwich Albion

{eot}
The Canadian Press
10/6/2013 1:53:15 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

BIRMINGHAM, England -- West Bromwich Albion ended Arsenal's streak of eight straight away wins in the Premier League by holding the leaders to a 1-1 draw at home Sunday.

Arsenal couldn't match the fluidity it displayed in its 2-0 dismantling of Napoli in the Champions League midweek, and West Brom took a 1-0 lead into halftime after Claudio Yacob's header in the 42nd.

Arsenal improved in the second half after Tomas Rosicky came on as a substitute, and he helped set up Jack Wilshere for the equalizer in the 63rd as the England midfielder fired in a shot from outside the area.

"He had trouble today to find the rhythm," Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said of Wilshere. "But he has character as well. He doesn't give up, he continues to play his game."

The point was enough to keep Arsenal atop the Premier League table, although it is now level with Liverpool on points and goal difference.

West Brom, coming off a win at Manchester United last weekend, could have extended its lead but Nicolas Anelka missed two good chances for the hosts.

Olivier Giroud then had two chances to secure the win for Arsenal when he was set up first by Mesut Ozil's delightful chip into the area and then by Wilshere's ball over the top, but only managed two poor finishes.

Jack Wilshere (Photo: Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - October 21

Luke, Jason & KJ look ahead to the final week of the MLS season, plus break down what went wrong at Toronto FC this year and if the club can recover.

TSN FC with Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - October 14

Kristian Jack and Jason deVos recap the disaster at Toronto FC this season and what needs to change, plus discuss the Whitecaps playoff run.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 30

Luke, Jason and KJ recap a huge weekend for Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps, plus talk Barclay's Premier League and Chelsea's form.


More Podcasts

Premier League Shows on TSN.ca

TSN.ca is Canada's exclusive home to highlight and feature programs from the Barclay's Premier League. Check out the latest programs on VOD below.


Net Busters

See all the goals, saves, bloopers and quotes from each week

- Episode 5

Previous episodes: 4 | 3 | 2 | 1


BPL Match Pack

Weekly match preview show using interesting facts & figures

- Week 5

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television