so lucky for the gunners as villa got drawn  

Monday, 2 March 2009

Today arsenal little lucky cos villa drawn against stock city, however arsenal were given a boost in their quest for the final Champions League spot as Stoke City staged a sensational fightback at Villa Park.

Trailing 2-0 to Martin O'Neill's side with just minutes remaining, Tony Pulis' side produced a fantastic rally to secure a 2-2 draw.

Victory for Villa would have sent them eight points clear of the Gunners in fourth place in the Premier League.

Instead, they are six points ahead of Arsene Wenger's side, who yesterday failed to break down Fulham at the Emirates.

Super sub John Carew had netted a sensational second goal for Villa with time running out after Stiliyan Petrov's first half opener.

That looked more than enough for victory but James Beattie crossed from the right for Richard Shawcross to head in Stoke's first goal and then with the game in time added on Glenn Whelan smashed a half-volley back past Brad Friedel to secure a draw.


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