• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sun 08 April 2012
  • Kick-off: 16:00
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Manchester City


Team Lineups

Arsenal

13 Szczesny
3 Sagna
6 Koscielny
5 Vermaelen
28 Gibbs
8 Arteta
17 Song
14 Walcott
7 Rosicky
30 Benayoun
10 van Persie
Substitutes
21 Fabianski
11 Andre Santos
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
16 Ramsey
20 Djourou
25 Jenkinson
29 Chamakh

Manchester City

25 Hart
5 Zabaleta
4 Kompany
6 Lescott
22 Clichy
42 Toure Yaya
18 Barry
7 Milner
16 Aguero
19 Nasri
45 Balotelli
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
2 Richards
8 Pizarro
10 Dzeko
13 Kolarov
32 Tevez
34 De Jong

Possession Stats

54%
46%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Arsenal

W L W W W W W W

Manchester City

D D W W L W L W
Head to Head
Man City
1-0
Arsenal 18-Dec-2011
Arsenal
0-0
Man City 05-Jan-2011
Man City
0-3
Arsenal 24-Oct-2010
Arsenal
0-0
Man City 24-Apr-2010
Man City
4-2
Arsenal 12-Sep-2009
Arsenal
2-0
Man City 04-Apr-2009

Live Text Commentary
94:25 +4.25
 

Effort from deep inside the area by Aaron Ramsey misses to the right of the target. Pablo Zabaleta goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

93:24 +3.24
 

Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Aleksandar Kolarov has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

91:39 +1.39
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Tomas Rosicky. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

89:01
Red card
 

Foul by Mario Balotelli on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Red card for Mario Balotelli. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

87:57
 

Mario Balotelli takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

86:01
Goal
 

Mikel Arteta gets on the score sheet with a brilliant goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Man City.

84:39
Substitution
 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Theo Walcott.

82:45
Substitution
 

Carlos Tevez replaces Sergio Aguero. Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov to the near post, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

80:25
 

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.

77:56
Substitution
 

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Aaron Ramsey coming on for Yossi Benayoun. Samir Nasri goes off and Aleksandar Kolarov comes on.

75:18
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save. Yossi Benayoun takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany. Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance. James Milner concedes a free kick for a foul on Clarindo Andre Santos. Free kick taken by Clarindo Andre Santos.

71:44
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in. Robin van Persie takes a short corner.

70:44
 

Yossi Benayoun takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

69:58
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robin van Persie. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

66:58
Yellow card
 

Gareth Barry fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Laurent Koscielny receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by David Pizarro.

65:51
 

Gareth Barry fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

63:07
 

Tomas Rosicky challenges Gael Clichy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gael Clichy takes the free kick.

61:59
 

Header from close range by Robin van Persie strikes the post.

61:01
 

Yossi Benayoun takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.

59:41
 

James Milner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Clarindo Andre Santos.

58:28
 

Clarindo Andre Santos challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Clarindo Andre Santos for unsporting behaviour. James Milner delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

57:29
 

James Milner takes a outswinging corner. Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

55:23
Substitution
 

James Milner concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky. James Milner goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Kieran Gibbs leaves the field to be replaced by Clarindo Andre Santos. Robin van Persie crosses the ball in from the free kick, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

53:34
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

52:36
 

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by James Milner to the near post, Joleon Lescott has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

50:50
 

Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurent Koscielny. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

47:53 +2.53
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

47:21 +2.21
 

Mario Balotelli is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

49:29
 

Mikel Arteta fouled by Samir Nasri, the ref awards a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

46:50 +1.5
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Yossi Benayoun. Vincent Kompany takes the direct free kick.

46:12 +1.12
 

The offside flag is raised against Sergio Aguero. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

45:21
 

Yossi Benayoun concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Zabaleta. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

41:59
 

Theo Walcott is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

40:44
 

Kieran Gibbs is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

38:50
 

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Milner, clearance made by Kieran Gibbs.

38:26
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott by Robin van Persie. Joleon Lescott restarts play with the free kick.

37:21
Yellow card
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Balotelli on Bacary Sagna. The referee shows Mario Balotelli a yellow card. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

33:05
 

Unfair challenge on Kieran Gibbs by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Joe Hart.

30:45
 

Gael Clichy fouled by Bacary Sagna, the ref awards a free kick. David Pizarro restarts play with the free kick.

29:46
 

Corner taken by Gareth Barry, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Joleon Lescott misses to the left of the goal.

28:37
 

Sergio Aguero challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

28:08
 

The referee gives a free kick against Pablo Zabaleta for handball. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

26:29
 

The official flags Sergio Aguero offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

24:50
 

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Barry, Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Kieran Gibbs gets a block in.

23:35
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Song by David Pizarro. Direct free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

21:53
 

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line, Close range header by Laurent Koscielny goes over the crossbar.

18:04
 

Foul by Alex Song on Sergio Aguero, free kick awarded. David Pizarro takes the free kick.

16:44
Substitution
 

Gnegneri Toure Yaya goes off and David Pizarro comes on.

16:08
 

Samir Nasri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Vermaelen. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

13:46
 

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line played to the near post, Robin van Persie takes a shot. Tomas Rosicky produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

12:52
 

Theo Walcott sends in a cross, clearance by Vincent Kompany.

10:42
 

Unfair challenge on Alex Song by Mario Balotelli results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

9:03
 

Alex Song gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

7:44
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mikel Arteta.

6:33
 

Centre by Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

5:29
 

Robin van Persie challenges Joleon Lescott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

4:54
 

Mario Balotelli is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

3:48
 

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, save by Joe Hart.

2:56
 

The referee blows for offside. Mikel Arteta takes the indirect free kick.

1:35
Yellow card
 

Foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Tomas Rosicky, free kick awarded. Gnegneri Toure Yaya is given a yellow card. Mikel Arteta delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Vincent Kompany. Corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Mario Balotelli manages to make a clearance.

1:17
 

Unfair challenge on Alex Song by Samir Nasri results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 29 36 67
2 Man City 30 34 61
3 Arsenal 30 27 60
4 Man Utd 30 25 59
5 Liverpool 30 12 54
6 Southampton 30 21 53
7 Tottenham Hotspur 30 5 53
8 Swansea 30 -4 43
9 West Ham 30 3 42
10 Stoke 30 -3 42

Full Barclays Premier League Table