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New York Red Bulls defeat Arsenal in summer series 1-0

July 28, 2014 by  
Filed under MLS

Wright-Phillips, the MLS Golden Boot leader, continued his impressive goal-scoring streak against Arsenal on Saturday. After a Henry corner kick, centerback Ibrahim Sekagya headed the ball back across the face of goal to an open Wright-Phillips. Wright-Phillips redirected the header past Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to put the Red Bulls up 1-0 in the 32nd minute.

The Gunners nearly pulled one back just minutes after Wright-Phillips put the home side up. Jack Wilshere found himself in on goal and let rip a left-footed shot from just outside the six-yard box. Goalkeeper Luis Robles made a sprawling save with his right hand and deflected the ball safely over the end line as New York took a 1-0 lead into the break.

In the 51st minute, the Red Bulls captain and Arsenal legend left the field to a standing ovation as Peguy Luyindula came on as a substitute. Henry almost had a goal for himself in the fourth minute. The captain found himself in on goal down the left wing and bent a right-footed shot to the far post, but Szczesny was able to deflect the shot over the endline.

Robles made a big stop in the 79th minute to keep his team ahead 1-0. The goalkeeper had Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom streaking down on a breakaway down the left wing. Robles stood his ground and made a left-leg save on Akpom’s shot.

New York Red Bulls 1, Arsenal FC 0
July 26, 2014
New York Cup
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Scoring Summary:
NY: Bradley Wright Phillips (Ibrahim Sekagya, Thierry Henry) 32’

Disciplinary Summary:
NY: Tim Cahill (caution) 46+’
NY: Kosuke Kimura (caution) 90’

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles (Ryan Meara 81’), Chris Duvall (Kosuke Kimura 78’), Jamison Olave (Armando 46’), Ibrahim Sekagya (Matt Miazga 62’), Roy Miller (Eric Alexander 46’), Lloyd Sam (Connor Lade 81’), Dax McCarty (Ruben Bover 70’), Tim Cahill (Michael Bustamante 63’), Ambroise Oyongo, Thierry Henry (Peguy Luyindula 57’), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Andre Akpan 46’)

Substitutes not used: Santiago Castano, Richard Eckersley, Marius Obekop, Eric Stevenson,

Arsenal FC (1st half): Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson, Nacho Monreal, Issac Hayden, Kieran Gibbs, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Gedion Zelalem, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal FC (2nd half): Damien Martinez, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Ignasi Miquel, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini, Abou Diaby, Santi Cazorla (Kristoffer Olsson 71’), Tomas Rosicky (Jon Toral 71’), Chuba Akpom

Referee: Javier Santos
Referee’s Assistants: Marh Cahen, James Brooks
4th Referee: Robert Sibiga
Attendance: 25,219 (sold out)

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