Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool
Wednesday, 30th Janaury 2013; Emirates Stadium
Goals: Suarez 5, Henderson 60; Giroud 64, Walcott 67.
Liverpool let slip a two-goal lead to share the points with Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
While most Reds supporters would have been happy with a point from this fixture before kick-off, having been two-nil up that point can also look like two dropped. A win would have put Liverpool level on points with Arsenal.
The Reds took the lead during a good start, when Luis Suarez‘s shot deflected past Wojciech Szczesny in the fifth minute. Liverpool pressed Arsenal high up the pitch and forced their defence into mistakes.
After half-time Jordan Henderson doubled the lead after more bad defending from the Gunners.
But the lead didn’t last long, with Arsenal hitting back with two inside three minutes – Giroud heading in from a free-kick and Walcott rifling past Reina.
The result means Liverpool are still without a win against any team currently in the top half of the table at present. They face Man City at the Etihad on Sunday next.
Liverpool: Reina, Wisdom, Carragher, Agger, Johnson; Lucas, Gerrard; Downing, Henderson, Suarez; Sturridge (Enrique 71).
Subs not used: Jones, Skrtel, Shelvey, Borini, Sterling, Allen.