Posted by Barrie on Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Arsenal Bet Comes in as They Close in on the Leaders

Abou Diaby scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal closed the gap on Chelsea and Manchester United this evening.

As I posted in my blog earlier this evening, Arsenal were the best bet tonight, as I backed them at evens to win and at 5/2 to win to nil. Both bets came in as little else did this evening. But I ended up with another profit so I won't complain.

Manchester United done well to take a point from Villa Park this evening, having firstly gone behind to a Carlos Cuellar goal. A James Collins own goal tied the game up shortly after before Nani was sent off with a straight red card for a two footed tackle after half hour. A 1-1 draw turned out to be a good result as Chelsea lost 2-1 at Everton, leaving Manchester United 1 point behind the leaders.

Florent Malouda had given Chelsea the lead inside 20 minutes and my lay bet wasn't looking too good. But Louis Saha equalised from a corner, quarter of an hour later before having a penalty saved by Petr Cech on half time. It was Saha who scored the winner 15 minutes from time as Everton moved back up to 9th in the table.

Arsenal's 1-0 victory over Liverpool sees them close the gap to 6 points behind Chelsea with a dozen games remaining. With all the big guns out of the way now, their fans may fancy their chances for the title.

My biggest loser was on Tottenham this evening. That's two 1-0 defeats to Wolves this season, both I never saw coming against strong Tottenham line ups.

Manchester City's 2-0 victory over Bolton last night moved them into 5th position where they stay tonight. They are level on points with 4th place Liverpool with 2 games in hand. They travel to Stoke next week after hosting them in the FA Cup at the weekend.

In the other Premier League fixtures that I overlooked this evening, Blackburn beat Hull City 1-0 and West Ham beat Birmingham City 2-0.

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