Register Login Live


Gunner's Crush Coventry City

Arsenal became the first name in the hat for the FA Cup fifth round after cruising to a 4-0 win over Coventry City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

Lukas Podolski produced the first real effort at goal when he got on the end of a low whipped in ball from fullback Jenkinson in the ninth minute.

Podolski then opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium after the German forward latched onto a through ball by Mesut Ozil before rounding the keeper and slide it into an empty net from a tight angle with 15 minutes played.

Coventry City then had their first real opportunity in this FA Cup tie when Baker beat Per Mertesacker before unleashing powerful effort from outside the box which was brilliantly saved by Fabianski in the Gunner’s goal.

Arsene Wenger’s men then doubled their lead with Podolski grabbing his second of the game; heading home at the back-post after a neat near-post headed flick-on from Mertesacker following a corner kick in the 27th minute.

Coventry finally had a second opportunity to pull a goal back in the second-half, but Clarke took too long to get a shot away after beating the Gunner’s offside trap and Fabianski made a comfortable save with 50 minutes on the clock.

The visitors seemed to grow in confidence in the second period, controlling more possession and asking questions of the Arsenal defence, while Wenger’s men seemed to have taken their foot off the pedal.

Clarke came close once more when the Coventry striker was unlucky not half the deficit in the 57th minute, only managing to hit the woodwork.

The Gunner’s then killed off the cup tie with second-half substitute Olivier Giroud scoring their third, after being setup by Gibbs from left-back in the 84th minute.

Santi Cazorla got Arsenal’s fourth and the final goal of the game, volleying home a rebound in the dying minutes of the game.

Wenger’s men booked their place in the last 16 but the 4-0 score-line did flatter the home side as Coventry were unlucky not to at least grab one goal at the Emirates.

Gunners Go Top

Good News For The Gunners

Arteta: Gunners Not Invincible. Yet


Top 5

Khune In Bafana's 26-man Squad For Ghana & Sudan

267 Mar 04, 2021 12:02 PM in Bafana

Pirates’ First CAF Group Match Venue Confirmed   

10 Mar 04, 2021 08:57 AM in Orlando Pirates

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

5 Mar 04, 2021 07:28 PM in African Football

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

81 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

5 Mar 04, 2021 07:28 PM in African Football

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

81 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Killer' Mphela's Chiefs Dream Starting XI

25 Mar 05, 2021 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Man Of The Hour – Peep Makaringe’s German Ride Flexes

1 Mar 03, 2021 12:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Money Matters – The Most Economic Rides In The PSL

Mar 03, 2021 02:57 PM in Stars & Their Cars

20 Players Who Left Downs To Play Abroad

8 Mar 04, 2021 08:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Big Name PSL Players With Contracts Expiring

31 Mar 04, 2021 07:21 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Ivorian Striker To Force Exit, Pirates Move Pending?

19 Mar 04, 2021 10:23 AM in Orlando Pirates