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EPL: Hard to believe there were no goals in Liverpool clash, says Cech

Custodian surprises himself with a stellar performance to help Arsenal hold Liverpool to 0-0 draw

London: Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech revelled in a strong performance as he helped the north Londoners take a point from their home match with Liverpool after a 0-0 result.

Arsenal's goalkeeper Petr Cech (left) saves a shot from Liverpool's Christian Benteke at the Emirates Stadium on Monday. Pic/AFP
Arsenal's goalkeeper Petr Cech (left) saves a shot from Liverpool's Christian Benteke at the Emirates Stadium on Monday. Pic/AFP 

The 33-year-old shot-stopper redeemed himself in front of his home supporters following a disappointing Emirates Stadium debut on the opening weekend, making a some quality saves to thwart Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke in the first half.

Cech, who was at fault for both goals in the 0-2 loss to West Ham two weeks ago, says he has worked hard on the training ground after his poor first showing and was surprised to see clean sheets at both ends of the pitch against Liverpool.

"The first game it was the opposite of this," he told Sky Sports.

"When you start at new club you want to start well and that didn't happen against West Ham. I went back to work after the West ham game and needed to get ready. Today I was always in the right place. It was hard to believe there were no goals after all the chances."

Controversy erupts
Arsenal have now failed to score in their opening two league matches at home for the first time since 1979 after Aaron Ramsey's first-half strike was controversially ruled out for offside.

However, despite falling five points behind rivals Manchester City, Cech maintains his new club can still mount a significant tilt at the title.

"I still believe we have players with a lot of quality and young players with quality, I believe we have the potential to do well," he added. "There are 35 more games to be played and plenty of points to win. We can put together a run and only time will tell what will happen."

Ramsey livid

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called for video technology to help officials get big decisions correct after seeing his effort against Liverpool wrongly chalked off for offside. "Of course," he replied when asked if players want technology to be used. "On another day we should have been 1-0 up. To look at a video for 20 seconds would maybe have changed the outcome of the game."

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