By Alan Duffy
Stoke City 1-1 Arsenal – Premier League – 28th April 2012
The abuse once again meted out to Aaron Ramsey from sections of the Stoke City faithful on Saturday was rather distasteful, with the Welshman’s only crime to have his leg smashed in two by Ryan Shawcross. However, Arsene Wenger and co. will no doubt have been expecting such a welcome along along with another challenging 90 minutes of long balls and long throws.
It was the home side who opened the scoring, courtesy of a rather textbook header from Peter Couch after a textbook centre from Matthew Etherington on nine minutes. Robin van Persie pounced soon after to level the scores with a draw ultimately a fair result.
The Gunners edge ever nearer that third-place finish while Tony Pulis’ charges stay 14th.