Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Manchester cruises as Arsenal takes a Big Win

ARSENAL recorded their best away victory in Europe for five years as they placed one impressive-sized foot in the knockout stages on a goal-crazy night in Turkey.

We have not seen this kind of victory from the gunners since that night that can not be forgotten in a hurry at the San Siro in 2003, when a Thierry Henry-inspired side fired five past Inter Milan have the Gunners been this rampant on their travels. unitedcelti

Arsenal took a stranglehold of this match and on Group G, with manager Arsene Wenger believing three points from their remaining three matches should be enough to reach the next stage.

Two goals inside 70 first-half seconds, from Emmanuel Adebayor and Theo Walcott, as Cesc Fabregas sliced Fenerbahce apart, made the difference.

Abou Diaby’s third in the 21st minute,  after the Turks had pulled one back, meant four goals had been scored in 11 crazy minutes, while Alex Song’s 47th-minute goal rubber-stamped an amazing victory.

Still Arsenal were not happy, claiming a fifth goal in the closing seconds.

The Gunners, minus injured regulars Kolo Toure, William Gallas and Bacary Sagna, opted for a solid line-up, with Adebayor as a lone striker were outstanding with Ramsey coming in to add a fifth after Guiza had scored a consolation.

Meanwhile, Manchester United at home to Celtic,

Berbatov scored once in each half to stretch the European champions’ unbeaten home run to 16 before the rejuvenated Wayne Rooney continued his scoring spree with yet another 14 minutes from the end.

Both of Berbatov's goals were later adjudged from video replays to be offside.

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