Liverpool win over spurs as Arsenal hit back at Bolton

January 20, 2010 | Filed Under: Blog, UK Box Update 

liverpool win arsenal win Both Liverpool and Arsenal won their homes games tonight in a midweek special in the premiership.Liverpool got 3 big points playing spurs at home for the battle for fourth spot which now puts them within 1 point of that .Arsenal came from behind to beat bolton 4-2 who at one point was 2-0 down.

Liverpool 2 – 0 Spurs
Liverpool got their Champions League challenge back on track with a 2-0 victory at home to rivals Tottenham Hotspur.Dirk Kuyt got two his first with asixth-minute opener and a late injury-time penalty to end a run of three matches without a win and ease the pressure on Rafael Benitez.Spurs did have their chances, Reina had to make a fine save from Luka Modric just before the interval and defoe had a goal not given for being offisde which was a 50/50 call.

Liverpool missed several opportunities to double their advantage before Kuyt eventually secured the points with his second goal of the night.
Benitez admits it was vital for his side to build on a spirited display against Stoke at the weekend and pick up three points.

“It was very important,” he told Sky Sports. “The players showed great character in the last game and today was the same.

“We worked very hard and created three or four very good chances in the second half.

“You could see the belief and everyone was trying to go forward and trying to defend also.” ( video here)

Arsenal 4- 2 Bolton

Arsenal came from two goals down to beat Bolton 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium to go top of the Premier League table tonight.
Bolton went into a 2-0 lead within 30 minutes Cahill with a volley and Matthew Taylor penalty gave Bolton the unexpected lead.But Arsenal stormed back with goals from Tomas Rosicky, Cesc Fabregas, Thomas Vermaelen and Andrei Arshavin struck back to give the Gunners the margin they needed to go top.
Arshavin’s goal took the Gunners above Chelsea on goal difference, albeit having now played a match more – but nevertheless a scenario which looked so unlikely following a resounding 3-0 home defeat by the Blues at the end of November, which left Arsenal some 11 points adrift.
Wenger told Sky Sports that it was a performance where his side needed to give absolutely everything after finding themselves two-nil down.

“I believe we had plenty of chances and fantastic spirit and I believe this team will never give up because I know that and they have shown that again tonight.”( video here)

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