Arsenal moves 4 pts. clear atop Premier League - NBC Sports

Arsenal moves 4 pts. clear atop Premier League
November 23, 2013, 1:00 pm

LONDON (AP) - Olivier Giroud took advantage of a huge goalkeeping blunder to score a brace as Arsenal moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over surprise package Southampton.

The Gunners bounced back from their defeat against Manchester United and took advantage of second-place Liverpool's 3-3 draw at Everton to increase their lead.

Arsene Wenger's team took a cautious start but gradually stamped its authority on the match and opened the scoring in the 22nd minute after Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc gifted a bizarre goal, losing the ball to Giroud in his box.

The former Montpellier striker then doubled the Gunners' lead from the penalty spot, sending Boruc the wrong way after Per Mertesacker was had his jersey pulled in the box. 

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