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Emirates Stadium (ATT 60,070) 16th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Dean

Arsenal Arsenal vs Blackburn Rovers Blackburn

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Blackburn 1

C Kazim-Richards (72)

Arsenal

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Szczesny

Didn't have much to do in the game but was maybe responsible for Rovers' goal after parrying a routine shot back into the danger area to be fired home on the rebound.

3.4 6
5
Coquelin

Provided a threat when going forward and produced some good deliveries into the area.

4.7 6
5
Vermaelen

Commanded the back-line well and made some vital interceptions as the last man.

4.7 7
5
Koscielny

Looked solid at the back and did well when helping his side break forward

4.5 6
5
Monreal

Provided plenty of width down the flanks but was lacking in his final delivery.

5.0 6
5
Diaby

Made good runs both on and off the ball and tested the goalkeeper with decent hits on more than a few occasions.

4.3 8
5
Rosicky Off '70

One of Arsenal's liveliest midfielders and was desperately unlucky not to score after hitting the under-side of the crossbar.

5.7 7
5
Arteta

Had a quiet game in midfield and was unable to find his usual pin-point passing game.

4.4 5
5
Gervinho Off '70

God himself into some really promising positions but ultimately let his side down with some woeful finishing.

3.1 6
5
Oxlade-Chamberlain Off '70

Was full of running right up until his 71st minute exit, and was unlucky not to have found the back of the net.

4.5 7
5
Giroud

Looked dangerous in the air but failed to properly test the goalkeeper following wasteful play in the final third.

3.5 6
5
Wilshere On '70

Looked lively after coming on but was unable to find the killer ball.

4.8 6
5
Walcott On '70

Was full of running after his introduction but was unable to properly test the goalkeeper.

4.5 6
5
Cazorla On '70

Didn't have a lot of time to impact the game but made good use of the ball when in possession.

4.1 6
5
Averages
4.4 7

Blackburn Rovers

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Kean

Kept his side in the game right from the beginning, producing several excellent saves throughout the tie.

8.4 9
5
Orr

Was guilty of ball watching on a few occasions but made up for it with some tenacious tackling.

5.9 6
5
Dann

Put in some solid challenges and did well to deal with the aerial threat.

6.4 6
5
Hanley

Played a solid defensive game and got in some vital challenges inside his own area.

6.6 7
5
Olsson

Was rarely able to get out of his own half, but provided the shot that led up to the winning goal late on.

6.1 7
5
Pedersen

Lacked his usual composed touch while his passing was also off in the final third.

5.1 6
5
Williamson

Began the game brightly and threatened with some mazy runs, but petered out towards the end of the game .

5.4 6
5
Lowe

Played a quiet game and was largely ineffective for his side when called into action.

5.4 5
5
Olsson Off '63

Spent most of his time defending but produced a sturdy job at the back.

5.5 6
5
Kazim-Richards

Hardly made any contribution to the game but made up for it by scoring the winning goal late on.

6.6 6
5
Rhodes Off '82

Was unable to make much of his limited chances up front, but did well when called on to hold up play.

5.6 7
5
Goodwillie On '82

Was brought on to disrupt play in the midfield and did just that after getting in a few telling tackles in the midfield.

5.0 6
5
Bentley On '63

Did well to help hold up play but was largely unable to get forward.

5.5 6
5
Averages
6 7