• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 01 January 2011
  • Kick-off: 17:30
  • Venue: St Andrews Stadium
0 - 3
Arsenal

Arsenal

van Persie 12"

Nasri 57"

Johnson 65" (OG)

Birmingham City vs Arsenal


Team Lineups

Birmingham City

26 Foster
2 Carr
5 Johnson65"
15 Dann
6 Ridgewell
7 Larsson
12 Ferguson
8 Gardner
4 Bowyer
23 Beausejour
10 Jerome
Substitutes
1 Taylor
9 Phillips
14 Derbyshire
18 Fahey
19 Zigic
22 Hleb
28 Jiranek

Arsenal

21 Fabianski
3 Sagna
20 Djourou
6 Koscielny
22 Clichy
14 Walcott
17 Song
19 Wilshere
8 Nasri57"
4 Fabregas
10 van Persie12"
Substitutes
53 Szczesny
7 Rosicky
15 Denilson
18 Squillaci
23 Arshavin
27 Eboue
52 Bendtner

Possession Stats

42%
58%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Birmingham City

D W L L D L L L

Arsenal

W W D W L D D W
Head to Head
Arsenal
2-1
Birmingham 16-Oct-2010
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


Live Text Commentary
93:19 +3.19
 

Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.

92:11 +2.11
 

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, Gael Clichy makes a clearance.

92:07 +2.07
 

A cross is delivered by Kevin Phillips, Johan Djourou manages to make a clearance.

89:52
 

The ball is crossed by Francesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

87:41
 

Francesc Fabregas challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

86:21
 

Samir Nasri takes a short corner.

85:54
 

Short corner taken by Robin van Persie.

85:45
 

A cross is delivered by Bacary Sagna, blocked by Liam Ridgewell.

84:38
 

Roger Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

84:13
 

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, Alex Song manages to make a clearance.

84:03
 

The ball is sent over by Stephen Carr, Bacary Sagna gets a block in.

81:52
 

The ball is swung over by Gael Clichy, Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.

81:22
 

Robin van Persie decides to take a short corner.

81:09
 

Neves Denilson takes a shot. Blocked by Roger Johnson.

80:40
 

Short corner worked by Robin van Persie.

80:29
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

78:23
Substitution
 

Neves Denilson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Wilshere. Theo Walcott goes off and Andrey Arshavin comes on. Kevin Phillips joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cameron Jerome. Nikola Zigic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lukasz Fabianski takes the free kick.

78:04
 

A cross is delivered by Craig Gardner.

77:29
 

Sebastian Larsson takes the inswinging corner, save by Lukasz Fabianski.

72:35
 

Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Hleb. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

72:24
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

70:07
 

Robin van Persie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

70:07
 

Francesc Fabregas produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

68:11
Substitution
 

Lee Bowyer leaves the field to be replaced by Nikola Zigic.

65:01
Goal
 

An own goal is conceded by Roger Johnson. Birmingham 0-3 Arsenal.

64:58
 

Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

62:59
 

Cameron Jerome challenges Lukasz Fabianski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

62:54
 

The ball is crossed by Craig Gardner, Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.

59:37
 

Craig Gardner delivers the ball, clearance made by Johan Djourou.

58:47
Substitution
 

Alexander Hleb replaces Jean Beausejour.

57:17
Goal
 

Samir Nasri grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-2 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Francesc Fabregas.

55:41
 

Stephen Carr is caught offside. Lukasz Fabianski takes the free kick.

53:38
 

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

52:25
 

Theo Walcott crosses the ball, Jack Wilshere produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

50:16
Yellow card
 

Scott Dann booked for unsporting behaviour. Scott Dann concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Walcott. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robin van Persie, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

48:27
 

Francesc Fabregas fouled by Stephen Carr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

46:47
 

Effort from the edge of the area by Theo Walcott goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45:53
 

Liam Ridgewell is ruled offside. Lukasz Fabianski takes the indirect free kick.

45:26
 

Unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Francesc Fabregas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Dann.

43:48
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.

39:29
 

The ball is delivered by Stephen Carr, Johan Djourou makes a clearance.

37:21
 

Effort from outside the penalty box by Theo Walcott goes wide left of the target.

35:59
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Alex Song. Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball, Close range shot by Roger Johnson goes over the bar.

35:07
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

33:32
Yellow card
 

Johan Djourou receives a yellow card. Johan Djourou challenges Cameron Jerome unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left channel, Robin van Persie makes a clearance.

33:13
 

Samir Nasri crosses the ball, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

27:59
Yellow card
 

Liam Ridgewell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Liam Ridgewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robin van Persie from right channel, save made by Ben Foster.

27:03
 

Long range shot by Francesc Fabregas goes wide right of the net.

26:23
 

Stephen Carr sends in a cross, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.

24:38
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome by Johan Djourou. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left channel, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

23:09
 

Samir Nasri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Alex Song manages to make a clearance.

20:25
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robin van Persie on Liam Ridgewell. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

19:47
 

The ball is sent over by Craig Gardner, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.

17:25
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.

16:33
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francesc Fabregas on Craig Gardner. Sebastian Larsson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.

16:20
 

Stephen Carr produces a cross, Alex Song makes a clearance.

14:54
 

The referee blows for offside against Cameron Jerome. Johan Djourou restarts play with the free kick.

12:17
Goal
 

Goal scored by Robin van Persie from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 Arsenal.Scott Dann concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie.

10:51
 

The referee blows for offside against Cameron Jerome. Lukasz Fabianski takes the free kick.

10:24
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

9:25
 

Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.

7:48
 

Roger Johnson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Francesc Fabregas fouled by Roger Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

5:12
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Francesc Fabregas. Shot comes in from Robin van Persie from the free kick.

2:30
 

Effort from deep inside the area by Theo Walcott misses to the right of the target.

Kick off
 

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Half time
 

The referee calls an end to the first half.

Full time
 

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 38 41 87
2 Man City 38 45 79
3 Arsenal 38 35 75
4 Man Utd 38 25 70
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 5 64
6 Liverpool 38 4 62
7 Southampton 38 21 60
8 Swansea 38 -3 56
9 Stoke 38 3 54
10 Crystal Palace 38 -4 48

Full Barclays Premier League Table