Sports Gist: Giroud is turning out to be the Ramos of Premier League

Sports Gist: Giroud is turning out to be the Ramos of Premier League

Olivier Giroud scored a late winner to send Arsenal into the FA Cup fourth round and this is the type of attitude Real Madrid’s Center back Sergio Ramos displays. Good one for him.

The big Frenchman rises highest in the box to flick on for Perez, who returns the favour with a brilliant back-heel assist, allowing Giroud to turn past Maxwell from close range.

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PRESTON 1-2 ARSENAL

The Premier League side had to do it the hard way, coming from behind following Callum Robinson’s seventh minute opener. Preston had chances to add a second and a third before the break but were not able to make it.

Aaron Ramsey struck the equaliser a minute into the 2ndhalf and Giroud fired home a late winner.

Player Ratings:

Preston (4-4-2):

Maxwell 7;

Vermijl 7,

Clarke 7,

Huntington 6.5,

Cunningham 7;

Gallagher 6.5

(Browne 60, 5.5),

Pearson 8.5,

Johnson 6.5

McGeady 6.5;

Robinson 7,

Hugill 8 (Makienok 75, 6)

Arsenal (4-2-3-1):

Ospina 5.5;

Maitland-Niles 5

Mustafi 5,

Gabriel 6,

Monreal 6;

Xhaka 6,

Ramsey 6.5;

Oxlade-Chamberlain 6

Perez 6

Iwobi 6;

Giroud 8

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