The France v Spain game last night was billed as the main attraction from last night’s fixtures in European Qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. The game did not disappoint and it was two Premier League players from the same area of London who had the biggest say on the game.
Firstly on the brink of half-time, with Spain leading by a goal to nil Laurent Koscielny bundled Pedro over in the box to reward Spain with the opportunity to take a surely insurmountable 2-0 lead. It was a former Gunner who stepped up to take the pen and considering his recent good form from the spot Cesc Fabregas would have felt fairly confident stepping up to take this one. But Hugo Lloris, who received public backing from former team-mate and understudy Remy Vercoutre this week amid criticisms of his play, pulled off a great reaction penalty save to keep the game alive.
Another player who has come under much criticism for his recent lack of goalscoring propensity this goal will do much to silence French critics and give hope to Arsenal fans of a more fruitful future
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