• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Wed 21 December 2011
  • Kick-off: 19:45
  • Venue: Villa Park
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Albrighton 53"

1 - 2
Arsenal

Arsenal

van Persie 16" (P)

Benayoun 86"

Aston Villa vs Arsenal


Team Lineups

Aston Villa

22 Guzan
2 Hutton
5 Dunne
24 Cuellar
3 Warnock
12 Albrighton53"
7 Ireland
21 Clark
19 Petrov
10 N'Zogbia
11 Agbonlahor
Substitutes
33 Marshall
6 Collins
14 Delfouneso
16 Delph
25 Bannan
26 Weimann
37 Williams

Arsenal

13 Szczesny
39 Coquelin
4 Mertesacker
6 Koscielny
5 Vermaelen
14 Walcott
16 Ramsey
26 Frimpong
8 Arteta
27 Gervinho
10 van Persie16"
Substitutes
1 Almunia
7 Rosicky
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
18 Squillaci
23 Arshavin
29 Chamakh
30 Benayoun86"

Possession Stats

46%
54%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Aston Villa

L D W L W W L L

Arsenal

W W D W L D D W
Head to Head
Arsenal
1-2
Aston Villa 15-May-2011
Aston Villa
2-4
Arsenal 27-Nov-2010
Aston Villa
0-0
Arsenal 27-Jan-2010
Arsenal
3-0
Aston Villa 27-Dec-2009
Aston Villa
2-2
Arsenal 26-Dec-2008
Arsenal
0-2
Aston Villa 15-Nov-2008


Live Text Commentary
94:19 +4.19
 

Mikel Arteta takes a short corner.

93:15 +3.15
 

Alan Hutton challenges Thomas Vermaelen unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee sends off Alan Hutton for second bookable offence. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

91:34 +1.34
Yellow card
 

Robin van Persie fouled by Alan Hutton, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Hutton is given a yellow card. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

90:46 +0.46
 

Corner taken by Barry Bannan, Headed effort from inside the area by Alan Hutton misses to the right of the goal.

90:33 +0.33
 

A cross is delivered by Stiliyan Petrov, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

90:18 +0.18
 

The ball is crossed by Barry Bannan, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

89:15
 

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

88:09
 

Short corner taken by Robin van Persie.

85:12
Goal
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Alan Hutton gets a block in. Robin van Persie takes the inswinging corner, Yossi Benayoun grabs a headed goal from close range. Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal.Assist by Robin van Persie. Nathan Delfouneso is brought on as a substitute for Marc Albrighton.

84:33
 

Francis Coquelin produces a cross, Alan Hutton makes a clearance.

79:51
Substitution
 

Yao Gervinho goes off and Andrey Arshavin comes on. Aaron Ramsey leaves the field to be replaced by Yossi Benayoun. Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

77:42
 

Caution for Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan. Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Stiliyan Petrov.

76:01
 

Centre by Robin van Persie, Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.

75:45
 

Robin van Persie decides to take the corner short.

74:04
 

Barry Bannan takes the outswinging corner, Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

73:56
 

A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

73:38
 

The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton. The ball is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

71:34
 

Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Richard Dunne. Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Richard Dunne.

70:40
 

Thomas Vermaelen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.

68:30
 

Effort on goal by Barry Bannan from a long way out goes over the bar.

67:10
 

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie, clearance by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

66:08
 

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, clearance by Richard Dunne. Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, Bradley Guzan makes a save.

65:01
Substitution
 

Tomas Rosicky is brought on as a substitute for Emmanuel Frimpong.

63:59
 

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line played to the near post, Stiliyan Petrov makes a clearance. Corner taken by Robin van Persie played to the near post, clearance by Richard Dunne.

63:31
 

The referee penalises Gabriel Agbonlahor for handball. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

62:57
 

The ball is delivered by Stephen Warnock.

60:52
 

Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Barry Bannan from left channel, clearance made by Robin van Persie.

59:42
 

Emmanuel Frimpong concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Bannan. Direct free kick taken by Richard Dunne.

59:10
 

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Warnock. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

58:25
 

Ciaran Clark produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

54:29
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robin van Persie, Per Mertesacker takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save. Corner taken by Robin van Persie.

53:14
Goal
 

Marc Albrighton gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal.

51:31
 

Unfair challenge on Francis Coquelin by Stiliyan Petrov results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

50:10
 

Robin van Persie decides to take a short corner.

49:09
 

Stiliyan Petrov challenges Aaron Ramsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

47:54
 

Barry Bannan produces a cross, save by Wojciech Szczesny. Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Stiliyan Petrov results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

46:14 +1.14
 

Thomas Vermaelen challenges Marc Albrighton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

43:47
Substitution
 

Foul by Per Mertesacker on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Per Mertesacker is booked. Stephen Ireland leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Bannan. Stephen Warnock takes the direct free kick, Shot from outside the box by Barry Bannan misses to the left of the target.

42:16
 

Yao Gervinho produces a cross.

40:53
 

The ball is swung over by Marc Albrighton, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

36:56
Yellow card
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Dunne. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Ciaran Clark. Ciaran Clark shown a yellow card. Per Mertesacker takes the free kick.

35:14
 

The ball is swung over by Theo Walcott, Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

33:46
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Aaron Ramsey takes the indirect free kick.

31:32
 

Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Ramsey misses to the right of the goal.

30:55
 

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

27:48
 

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton, Emmanuel Frimpong makes a clearance.

26:42
Yellow card
 

Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Francis Coquelin, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Francis Coquelin a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.

26:08
 

Stephen Ireland handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

25:32
 

Centre by Charles N'Zogbia.

25:02
 

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line to the near post, Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.

23:00
 

Robin van Persie sends in a cross. Free kick awarded for a foul by Per Mertesacker on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Strike comes in from Stiliyan Petrov from the free kick, blocked by Emmanuel Frimpong.

22:36
 

Marc Albrighton crosses the ball, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

20:31
 

Centre by Stephen Ireland, Francis Coquelin makes a clearance.

19:32
 

Stephen Warnock delivers the ball, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

18:41
 

Stiliyan Petrov takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

18:25
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Bradley Guzan.

15:41
Goal
 

Penalty awarded for a foul by Ciaran Clark on Theo Walcott. Penalty taken left-footed by Robin van Persie and scored. Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal.Assist by Theo Walcott.

14:41
 

Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Ciaran Clark.

12:29
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Francis Coquelin. Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

11:41
 

Gabriel Agbonlahor delivers the ball, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

11:09
 

Corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia.

10:41
 

A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, Close range effort by Gabriel Agbonlahor clears the crossbar.

9:43
 

Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line, save by Bradley Guzan.

9:25
 

The ball is crossed by Gabriel Agbonlahor, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

8:13
 

Francis Coquelin fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Francis Coquelin.

5:44
 

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny. Corner taken right-footed by Marc Albrighton from the left by-line, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

5:11
 

Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line.

2:02
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Stiliyan Petrov. Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 Aston Villa 0 0 0
3 Bournemouth 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Leicester 0 0 0
8 Liverpool 0 0 0
9 Man City 0 0 0
10 Man Utd 0 0 0

Full Barclays Premier League Table