Arsenal Vs. Blackburn Rovers: Steven Nzonzi Shown Straight Red For Foul On Laurent Koscielny

Phil Dowd has lost his mind. Steven Nzonzi is racing around chasing the ball for Blackburn, who are still locked in a 0-0 draw at the Emirates with a quarter of an hour to go. He eventually meets centre half Laurent Koscielny, but stumbles before making the challenge, eventually going into something of a two-footed bunny hop on the Arsenal defender, landing on his foot. Yes, I supposed that you could call that a two-footed studs up challenge, but that would be like calling a martini glass an accessory to espionage just because James Bond drank out of it once. Or something, I'm still working on that metaphor.

Anyway, Dowd brandished red, much to the bafflement of all, and Blackburn are now down to ten men and will have to work hard to hang on for the draw here. Arsenal are already looking more dangerous - Martin Olsson has just put in an absolutely crucial block for the visitors, stopping a Marouane Chamakh strike from finding the net - but losing after that red card would be a huge injustice for Blackburn.

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