Arsenal 2-1 Norwich: Player Ratings

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Wenger fielded the team that was expected in the match preview for tonight’s cup clash with Championship side . Although the team had performed well in the and the previous rounds of the League Cup it was always going to be a tough test against a side that hadn’t lost since August.

 

Arsenal certainly started the better of the two sides, seeing most of the possession in the first twenty minutes. Rob Holding came very close, forcing a great save from only a couple of yards away.

 

Soon after the French forward went down in the penalty box, appealing for a penalty as he was hauled down by players in yellow, but the referee waved play on. It didn’t look like it was going Arsenal’s way, that was confirmed when the Gunners went down 1-0 in the 33rd minute. The Championship side played through Arsenal’s high line with a ball in behind the Arsenal’s defence where Josh Murphy slotted it away for his side to take the lead.

 

Matt Macey made a strong save to his far post not long after, denying Norwich a 2-0 lead and leading the Gunners into the break. Arsenal were fortunate not to have been down to ten men when the Egyptian tugged back Nelson Oliviera, who looked to have a free run on goal, only receiving a yellow card.

 

With only five minutes of time left in the match youngster, Edward Nketiah scored the equaliser for the North London club with his first touch which meant that the game went into extra time.

 

He only went and did it again at the start of extra time, sealing the win for the Gunners and putting them through to the next round of the League Cup.

 

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