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LUFC Johnson - Goal counted for nothing

Leeds United goalscorer Bradley Johnson felt his goal counted for nothing after seeing his Leeds side swept aside by a classy Arsenal in the FA Cup replay at Elland Road.

Arsenal eventually won the tie 3-1 but Johnson gave Leeds a glimmer of hope in the first half when they trailed 2-0.

Johnson was teed up with John Howson 35 yards from goal and his fierce shot gave Szczesny no chance in the Arsenal goal.

Speaking on ITV after the game, Johnson said, "I`ve been told if I get the opportunity to shoot, have a shot because they know I can pull off things like that. I do it every day in training and I practice my shooting and luckily tonight it`s come off for me, but we didn`t get the win so it counts for nothing."

Arsenal made no mistake in the replay after having to rely on a 90th minute penalty to earn them a replay in the first game at the Emirates.

Nasri and Sagna had given the visitors a two-goal lead after 35 minutes and only some fine goalkeeping by Kasper Schmeichel kept Leeds in the game.

Johnson`s goal two minutes after Sagna had doubled the lead gave Leeds hope but that was ended in the final fifteen minutes when Van Persie scored a third to put the tie beyond Leeds.



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 19 2011

Time: 10:23PM

Your Comments

Your team played well and if they can do this in the league on a regular basis as they did to night there is no reason why we would not see you in the premier league soon.
Armory
All I have is more belief in a team that can match at least 50% of the premier league. But as I pre-warned we need a left back urgently. If you video'ed it Watch all three of Arenal goals, Nasri's goal why didn't Parker come behind our defence & cover in stead of standing still, Sagna goal from the left Parker could of easily av got to his Attacker & made it difficult for a shot, To slow to react. And finally Persie's goal, Who lost the ball in the center circle,PARKER & the ball was played to the our left where PARKER should be controling(NO WHERE INSIGHT) ball came across for an easy header for Persie. One DAY someone will see he's crap & he as no idea how to prepare himself in a game.GET RID BEFORE THE JAN SALEs END.
pete mc
Two long range efforts in two games for Johnson, he's nearly killed every fan in the Kop and South Stand this season with some of his shooting.
dazza71
The goal was a contender for goal of the season
Tiny T
Was a fantastic strike, he's had enough practice this season.
king billy
 

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