Preston North End 1-2 Arsenal: FA Cup match report

Jan 08, 2017, 00:32
Preston North End 1-2 Arsenal: FA Cup match report

Preston started the game strong and got their reward in the sixth minute as Callum Robinson scored from close range.

Colombian keeper David Ospina was kept busy for the entire first half and kept the Gunners in the game after the half-time interval.

"I've played in the Championship and I know how hard every game is and they proved that in the first half".

"They played in a very intelligent way".

"We were not at the races in the first half, beaten everywhere".

The first-half certainly seemed to favour the Championship outfit, who will feel aggrieved that they didn't go in at half time 3-0 up, with Preston squandering a couple of glorious opportunities to double their lead.

Wenger sent his troops out early for the second half and his stern words clearly worked with them grabbing an equaliser just a matter of seconds into the second stanza.

It was the second time in as many games that Giroud had rescued his side after his stoppage-time goal in Tuesday's 3-3 draw at Bournemouth, and this win maintained Arsenal's record of never losing a third-round tie under Wenger.

Madley even had to rebuke Preston boss Simon Grayson after he took exception to a decision to book Greg Cunningham for a challenge on Lucas Perez. We wanted to show something else in the second half.

Two clubs with FA Cup history, we should be set for ideal Saturday evening entertainment.

The home supporters were treated to a brilliant display from the second-tier side and should have been three goals ahead by the end of the half.

"I believe that we have a togetherness and fighting spirit and that is why we have these comebacks".

And manager Arsene Wenger has insisted competition is a "big priority" for his side this season, and that's evident from the strength of his starting line-up against the Championship side.

Preston have lost 15 of their past 16 FA Cup games against top-flight sides, with a solitary win coming at Derby in January 2008 (4-1).

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