• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 16 October 2010
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal

Arsenal

Nasri 40" (P)

Chamakh 46"

2 - 1

Arsenal vs Birmingham City


Team Lineups

Arsenal

21 Fabianski
27 Eboue
18 Squillaci
20 Djourou
22 Clichy
17 Song
2 Diaby
8 Nasri40"
19 Wilshere
23 Arshavin
29 Chamakh46"
Substitutes
53 Szczesny
7 Rosicky
11 Vela
14 Walcott
15 Denilson
28 Gibbs
52 Bendtner

Birmingham City

26 Foster
2 Carr
5 Johnson
15 Dann
6 Ridgewell
7 Larsson
12 Ferguson
4 Bowyer
18 Fahey
22 Hleb
19 Zigic32"
Substitutes
1 Taylor
3 Murphy
9 Phillips
11 O'Connor
14 Derbyshire
17 Michel
28 Jiranek

Possession Stats

54%
46%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Arsenal

W W W W W W W D

Birmingham City

D W L L D L L L
Head to Head
Birmingham
1-1
Arsenal 27-Mar-2010
Arsenal
3-1
Birmingham 17-Oct-2009
Birmingham
2-2
Arsenal 23-Feb-2008
Arsenal
1-1
Birmingham 12-Jan-2008
Birmingham
0-2
Arsenal 04-Feb-2006
Arsenal
1-0
Birmingham 02-Oct-2005


Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The referee brings the game to a close.

Full time
 

The referee brings the game to a close.

92:15 +2.15
Red card
 

Jack Wilshere is shown a red card for serious foul play. Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Zigic. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

91:27 +1.27
 

Nikola Zigic challenges Emmanuel Eboue unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Emmanuel Eboue.

90:52 +0.52
 

Alex Song is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:15 +0.15
 

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a comfortable save.

88:30
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson by Nicklas Bendtner. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

86:07
 

Effort on goal by Tomas Rosicky from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

84:26
 

Sebastian Larsson takes a outswinging corner.

84:02
 

Effort from the edge of the area by Garry O'Connor goes wide of the right-hand upright.

83:38
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot from 20 yards. Brilliant save by Ben Foster.

83:10
 

Garry O'Connor handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

82:47
 

Unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Nikola Zigic results in a free kick. Samir Nasri takes the direct free kick.

79:34
Substitution
 

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Garry O'Connor coming on for Lee Bowyer.

78:44
Substitution
 

Nicklas Bendtner on for Marouane Chamakh. The offside flag is raised against David Murphy. Lukasz Fabianski takes the direct free kick.

76:54
Substitution
 

Keith Fahey leaves the field to be replaced by David Murphy.

76:27
Yellow card
 

Emmanuel Eboue is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Emmanuel Eboue concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

72:43
 

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.

71:50
 

Stephen Carr is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Carr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky. Shot on goal comes in from Samir Nasri from the free kick.

70:38
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Carr on Tomas Rosicky. Tomas Rosicky takes the free kick.

69:37
Substitution
 

Tomas Rosicky on for Andrey Arshavin. The offside flag is raised against Marouane Chamakh. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

68:55
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

66:16
 

A cross is delivered by Samir Nasri, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

65:51
 

Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner.

65:26
 

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.

62:45
 

Shot by Jack Wilshere from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

62:45
 

Effort from deep inside the area by Jack Wilshere misses to the left of the goal.

61:12
 

Effort on goal by Emmanuel Eboue from 18 yards. Blocked by Andrey Arshavin.

58:47
 

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Roger Johnson. Free kick taken by Lee Bowyer.

58:08
 

Shot from 12 yards by Vassiriki Diaby. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

58:08
 

Shot by Vassiriki Diaby from 12 yards. Blocked by Roger Johnson.

55:20
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sebastian Larsson.

54:20
 

Alex Song challenges Alexander Hleb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

54:20
 

Foul by Alex Song on Alexander Hleb, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick, blocked by Emmanuel Eboue.

53:15
Yellow card
 

Lee Bowyer is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Vassiriki Diaby by Lee Bowyer results in a free kick. Samir Nasri restarts play with the free kick, Emmanuel Eboue takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

47:23 +2.23
 

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

46:51 +1.51
 

Unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

46:22 +1.22
 

Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexander Hleb. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

46:53
Goal
 

Marouane Chamakh scores a goal from inside the six-yard box . Arsenal 2-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

46:53
Goal
 

Marouane Chamakh fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

46:53
Goal
 

Marouane Chamakh fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-1 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

45:54 +0.54
 

Lee Bowyer challenges Vassiriki Diaby unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

43:19
 

Unfair challenge on Johan Djourou by Nikola Zigic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

42:02
 

Samir Nasri goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Samir Nasri concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

40:36
Goal
 

Penalty scored by Samir Nasri. Arsenal 1-1 Birmingham.Penalty awarded for a foul by Scott Dann on Marouane Chamakh. Assist by Marouane Chamakh.

38:31
 

Nikola Zigic produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

38:31
 

Nikola Zigic produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

38:31
 

Nikola Zigic produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

37:38
 

Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexander Hleb. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

34:06
 

Alex Song takes a shot. Roger Johnson gets a block in. Samir Nasri takes the outswinging corner, Shot from 12 yards from Jack Wilshere. Scott Dann gets a block in.

32:24
Goal
 

Nikola Zigic grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Arsenal 0-1 Birmingham.Keith Fahey sends in a cross, the assist for the goal came from Keith Fahey.

32:24
Goal
 

Nikola Zigic finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Arsenal 0-1 Birmingham.A cross is delivered by Keith Fahey, assist by Keith Fahey.

31:37
 

Foul by Sebastien Squillaci on Nikola Zigic, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

29:35
 

Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner.

29:08
 

Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, Alexander Hleb manages to make a clearance.

28:09
 

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Hleb. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

26:38
 

Foul by Sebastien Squillaci on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.

25:10
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Fahey by Emmanuel Eboue. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left wing.

23:53
 

Unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Jack Wilshere results in a free kick. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

23:12
 

The ball is sent over by Samir Nasri. Shot by Gael Clichy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

22:10
 

Keith Fahey takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lukasz Fabianski.

20:04
 

Samir Nasri has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

18:25
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Samir Nasri.

16:17
 

Unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Stephen Carr results in a free kick. Sebastien Squillaci is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

13:49
 

Marouane Chamakh challenges Alexander Hleb unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

12:39
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Carr by Alex Song. Roger Johnson takes the direct free kick.

7:40
 

Vassiriki Diaby takes a shot. Roger Johnson gets a block in.

5:53
 

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sebastian Larsson, Roger Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Lukasz Fabianski.

4:16
 

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Carr.

3:14
 

Vassiriki Diaby takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

Kick off
 

The game begins.

Half time
 

The referee blows for half time.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 35 42 83
2 Man City 35 35 70
3 Arsenal 33 31 67
4 Man Utd 35 24 65
5 Liverpool 35 11 61
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 5 58
7 Southampton 35 20 57
8 Swansea 35 -1 53
9 West Ham 35 1 47
10 Stoke 35 -5 47

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