• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 28 August 2010
  • Kick-off: 12:45
  • Venue: Ewood Park
1 - 2
Arsenal

Arsenal

Walcott 19"

Arshavin 50"

Blackburn Rovers vs Arsenal


Team Lineups

Blackburn Rovers

1 Robinson
27 Salgado
6 Nelsen
4 Samba
5 Givet
10 Diouf
28 Jones
12 Pedersen
11 Grella
41 Diouf26"
9 Kalinic
Substitutes
13 Bunn
3 Olsson
7 Emerton
8 Dunn
15 Nzonzi
23 Hoilett
39 Chimbonda

Arsenal

1 Almunia
3 Sagna
6 Koscielny
5 Vermaelen
22 Clichy
2 Diaby
17 Song
4 Fabregas
14 Walcott19"
10 van Persie
23 Arshavin50"
Substitutes
21 Fabianski
7 Rosicky
11 Vela
19 Wilshere
27 Eboue
28 Gibbs
29 Chamakh

Possession Stats

42%
58%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Blackburn Rovers

L L L L W L L L

Arsenal

W W W W W W W W


Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The referee brings the game to a close.

90:39 +0.39
 

Shot by Jack Wilshere. Save by Paul Robinson. Tomas Rosicky decides to take a short corner.

89:00
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

88:23
 

David Dunn delivers the ball, Gael Givet has a drilled shot. Alex Song makes a clearance.

87:35
 

Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball, blocked by Gael Clichy. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Vassiriki Diaby.

85:01
 

The referee blows for offside against Christopher Samba. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

84:23
 

Vassiriki Diaby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Givet. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

82:39
Substitution
 

Effort on goal by Michel Salgado from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target. Jack Wilshere joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrey Arshavin.

81:09
 

David Dunn takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

80:08
Substitution
 

Andrey Arshavin delivers the ball. Mame Diouf goes off and Steven Nzonzi comes on.

78:42
 

The official flags Christopher Samba offside. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

76:49
 

Effort on goal by Theo Walcott from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

74:23
 

Foul by Mame Diouf on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

73:58
 

A cross is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

73:12
Yellow card
 

Gael Givet concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Walcott. The referee shows Gael Givet a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Theo Walcott, clearance by Martin Olsson.

69:03
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

68:13
 

The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

66:56
Substitution
 

Shot on goal by Laurent Koscielny from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. Tomas Rosicky on for Francesc Fabregas.

66:21
 

Inswinging corner taken by Francesc Fabregas from the left by-line played to the near post, David Dunn makes a clearance.

65:09
 

Michel Salgado gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrey Arshavin. Free kick taken by Gael Clichy.

64:59
 

Martin Olsson crosses the ball, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

64:02
Substitution
 

Martin Olsson comes on in place of Nikola Kalinic.

62:57
 

Theo Walcott produces a cross, clearance made by Michel Salgado.

61:56
 

The ball is swung over by Gael Clichy, Paul Robinson makes a save.

60:40
 

Michel Salgado takes a shot. Clearance by Gael Clichy.

59:07
 

Andrey Arshavin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

57:45
 

A cross is delivered by Theo Walcott, blocked by Gael Givet.

56:53
 

Andrey Arshavin delivers the ball, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.

55:28
Substitution
 

Effort on goal by Nikola Kalinic from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target. David Dunn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Vincenzo Grella.

53:29
 

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Gael Givet gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Francesc Fabregas.

52:45
 

El-Hadji Diouf produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

50:50
Goal
 

The ball is delivered by Bacary Sagna, Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Blocked by Theo Walcott. Andrey Arshavin finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-2 Arsenal.

50:40
 

Assist on the goal came from Theo Walcott.

50:19
 

Effort by Morten Gamst Pedersen from a long way out goes over the target.

47:45 +2.45
 

The ball is delivered by Bacary Sagna, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

47:49
 

Morten Gamst Pedersen fouled by Marouane Chamakh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

47:17
 

Mame Diouf concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

47:03
 

Shot by Theo Walcott. Blocked by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

45:46 +0.46
 

Thomas Vermaelen concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Kalinic. Morten Gamst Pedersen fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Francesc Fabregas.

45:10 +0.1
 

El-Hadji Diouf produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:05 +0.05
 

Centre by Gael Givet.

44:59
 

Centre by Mame Diouf, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

43:38
 

Corner taken right-footed by Francesc Fabregas, Paul Robinson makes a save.

43:25
 

Centre by Bacary Sagna.

41:22
 

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, blocked by Phil Jones.

40:46
 

A cross is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

39:09
 

The ball is swung over by Mame Diouf, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

38:22
 

Shot from outside the box by Vassiriki Diaby goes wide right of the target.

37:02
 

Nikola Kalinic challenges Alex Song unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

34:43
 

Vassiriki Diaby challenges Vincenzo Grella unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

33:47
Substitution
 

Marouane Chamakh comes on in place of Robin van Persie.

32:42
 

Morten Gamst Pedersen concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrey Arshavin. Free kick taken by Andrey Arshavin.

31:37
 

Alex Song gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

29:55
 

Unfair challenge on Alex Song by El-Hadji Diouf results in a free kick. Alex Song takes the direct free kick.

29:47
 

The ball is sent over by Phil Jones, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

27:18
 

Nikola Kalinic has a drilled shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

26:05
Goal
 

Mame Diouf scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from El-Hadji Diouf.

24:25
 

The ball is sent over by Mame Diouf, save by Manuel Almunia.

23:29
 

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen. Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Vincenzo Grella makes a clearance.

22:24
 

Unfair challenge on Robin van Persie by Ryan Nelsen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Francesc Fabregas.

21:58
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mame Diouf. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

20:52
 

Shot by Vincenzo Grella. Thomas Vermaelen gets a block in.

19:26
Goal
 

Theo Walcott fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-1 Arsenal.Assist by Robin van Persie.

19:12
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Manuel Almunia by Nikola Kalinic. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

18:18
 

El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

17:06
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Michel Salgado gets a block in.

17:06
 

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Michel Salgado gets a block in.

16:41
 

The ball is swung over by Mame Diouf, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

15:09
 

Effort on goal by Nikola Kalinic from 20 yards. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen played to the near post, Christopher Samba produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

12:08
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nikola Kalinic. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

11:09
 

Corner taken right-footed by Francesc Fabregas to the near post, clearance by Phil Jones. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Francesc Fabregas played to the near post, Vincenzo Grella makes a clearance.

8:56
 

Ryan Nelsen takes a shot. Francesc Fabregas makes a clearance. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Robin van Persie.

7:55
 

Phil Jones delivers the ball, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen played to the near post, Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.

7:17
 

Vincenzo Grella sends in a cross, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

6:09
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Song on Mame Diouf. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

5:17
 

The ball is swung over by Gael Clichy, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

4:05
 

Theo Walcott is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

3:27
 

Vassiriki Diaby takes a shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Vincenzo Grella.

3:05
 

Short corner worked by Robin van Persie.

:30
 

Unfair challenge on Christopher Samba by Andrey Arshavin results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

Kick off
 

The match begins.

Half time
 

The half-time whistle blows.

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1 Chelsea 32 39 76
2 Man City 34 34 67
3 Arsenal 32 31 66
4 Man Utd 33 28 65
5 Liverpool 33 11 58
6 Tottenham Hotspur 34 6 58
7 Southampton 34 21 57
8 Swansea 34 -3 50
9 Stoke 34 -3 47
10 West Ham 34 0 44

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