Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Thomas Vermaelen scored with an early header Wednesday to give Arsenal a 1-0 win at Everton that moved it up to third place in the Premier League. Vermaelen headed in from Robin van Persie's corner to secure a sixth straight league win and move the Gunners above local rival Tottenham. Everton played well and looked to have equalized in the 31st but Royston Drenthe was ruled offside. Arsenal is a point clear of north London rivals Spurs with nine games left to play and looks good to secure a Champions League berth. Fifth-placed Chelsea is now six points back. After the players emerged from the tunnel wearing T-shirts to show their support for former Arsenal midfielder Fabrice Muamba following his cardiac arrest, it was the visitors who set the early tempo. Having already miscued one decent opportunity in front of goal in the sixth minute, Ramsey won a corner with a blocked shot moments later and from Van Persie's delivery, Vermaelen found the space to nod the Gunners int...
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