Aaron Ramsey Goal Propels Arsenal to Victory

A goal by Aaron Ramsey in the 92nd minute gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in the Champions League to send them to the top of Group F.

In what was for the most part an uneventful match where neither team had a clear scoring opportunity, substitute Ramsey popped up to score on Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s near post in the dying minutes.

For each team the best chances to score were on missed handballs in the box.  In the first half Marseille had a legitimate shout for a penalty when Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson handled the ball in the box.

At the other end, Arsenal nearly scored from a Robin van Persie header from a corner kick, which was cleared off the line.  Yet on the same corner Souleymane Diawara for Marseille handled the ball prior to van Persie’s header.

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