• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sun 26 August 2012
  • Kick-off: 13:30
  • Venue: Britannia Stadium

Stoke City vs Arsenal


Team Lineups

Stoke City

1 Begovic
28 Wilkinson
4 Huth
17 Shawcross
12 Wilson
7 Pennant
2 Cameron
6 Whelan
21 Kightly
19 Walters
25 Crouch
Substitutes
29 Sorensen
8 Palacios
9 Jones
20 Upson
24 Delap
30 Shotton
33 Jerome

Arsenal

24 Mannone
25 Jenkinson
4 Mertesacker
5 Vermaelen
28 Gibbs
8 Arteta
2 Diaby
19 Cazorla
9 Podolski
12 Giroud
27 Gervinho
Substitutes
36 Martinez
11 Andre Santos
14 Walcott
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
16 Ramsey
20 Djourou
22 Coquelin

Possession Stats

39%
61%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Stoke City

L W W W L L L D

Arsenal

W W W W W W W W
Head to Head
Stoke
1-1
Arsenal 28-Apr-2012
Arsenal
3-1
Stoke 23-Oct-2011
Stoke
3-1
Arsenal 08-May-2011
Arsenal
1-0
Stoke 23-Feb-2011
Stoke
1-3
Arsenal 27-Feb-2010
Arsenal
2-0
Stoke 05-Dec-2009


Live Text Commentary
92:36 +2.36
 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a cross.

90:17 +0.17
 

Thomas Vermaelen challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Wilson takes the free kick.

89:47
 

The ball is delivered by Olivier Giroud, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

88:43
 

Effort by Olivier Giroud from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

87:41
 

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Kightly. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael Kightly, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

86:28
 

Effort from outside the penalty box by Aaron Ramsey goes wide right of the target.

86:03
 

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.

83:43
 

Aaron Ramsey sends in a cross, clearance by Wilson Palacios. Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line played to the near post, Wilson Palacios manages to make a clearance. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shotton. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

83:12
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mikel Arteta, Geoff Cameron manages to make a clearance.

81:50
 

Outswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

79:56
Substitution
 

Unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Wilson Palacios comes on in place of Glenn Whelan. Aaron Ramsey is brought on as a substitute for Santi Cazorla. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

77:59
Substitution
 

The ball is crossed by Marc Wilson, Foul by Peter Crouch on Kieran Gibbs, free kick awarded. Ryan Shotton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Crouch. Direct free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

76:50
 

Centre by Theo Walcott, blocked by Robert Huth.

76:25
 

Peter Crouch crosses the ball.

75:23
 

A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

73:48
 

Centre by Carl Jenkinson, Vassiriki Diaby produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

72:21
 

Mikel Arteta produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

71:07
Substitution
 

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Theo Walcott coming on for Yao Gervinho. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Lukas Podolski.

70:32
 

Unfair challenge on Marc Wilson by Carl Jenkinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Wilson.

69:25
 

Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, Effort from inside the area by Olivier Giroud misses to the left of the target.

69:06
 

Shot by Santi Cazorla. Blocked by Geoff Cameron.

68:49
 

Ryan Shawcross concedes a free kick for a foul on Olivier Giroud. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

68:22
 

The ball is sent over by Andy Wilkinson, Close range shot by Peter Crouch goes wide of the left-hand upright.

68:00
 

The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron, blocked by Santi Cazorla.

65:45
 

Cameron Jerome produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

64:57
Substitution
 

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Cameron Jerome coming on for Jermaine Pennant.

62:55
 

Andy Wilkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen. The referee books Andy Wilkinson for unsporting behaviour. Mikel Arteta has an effort direct from the free kick.

61:51
 

Jonathan Walters challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mikel Arteta from right channel, clearance made by Geoff Cameron.

61:09
 

A cross is delivered by Lukas Podolski, clearance made by Marc Wilson. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line, clearance by Robert Huth.

59:37
 

Centre by Lukas Podolski, save by Asmir Begovic.

58:42
 

The ball is delivered by Michael Kightly.

58:12
 

Vassiriki Diaby concedes a free kick for a foul on Geoff Cameron. Marc Wilson takes the free kick.

56:31
 

Santi Cazorla delivers the ball.

55:24
 

Peter Crouch challenges Per Mertesacker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

53:31
 

Peter Crouch takes a shot. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

51:31
 

Santi Cazorla takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Walters makes a clearance. The ball is swung over by Santi Cazorla, Jermaine Pennant gets a block in.

50:35
 

Yao Gervinho produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

48:09
 

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Pennant, Vassiriki Diaby makes a clearance.

47:20
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Vassiriki Diaby. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.

45:51 +0.51
 

Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

45:23 +0.23
 

Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

42:28
 

Peter Crouch has an effort at goal. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

40:40
 

Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line played to the near post.

40:22
 

Michael Kightly sends in a cross, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

40:12
 

The ball is delivered by Geoff Cameron, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

35:45
 

Foul by Lukas Podolski on Jermaine Pennant, free kick awarded. Jermaine Pennant delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Olivier Giroud.

34:30
 

Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla, free kick awarded for a foul by Olivier Giroud on Marc Wilson. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

34:05
 

Santi Cazorla takes a shot from 25 yards. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

31:57
 

Santi Cazorla produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

31:06
 

Santi Cazorla fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

28:53
 

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Comfortable save by Vito Mannone.

26:35
 

Shot by Andy Wilkinson. Vito Mannone makes a comfortable save.

24:43
 

Effort on goal by Lukas Podolski from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:45
 

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Comfortable save by Asmir Begovic.

20:29
 

Kieran Gibbs produces a cross.

18:39
 

Handball decision goes against Peter Crouch. Per Mertesacker restarts play with the free kick.

18:05
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Mikel Arteta. Marc Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

15:30
Yellow card
 

Olivier Giroud fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Huth booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Santi Cazorla. Santi Cazorla produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

14:41
 

The official flags Jonathan Walters offside. Thomas Vermaelen restarts play with the free kick.

13:52
 

The ball is swung over by Olivier Giroud.

11:11
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lukas Podolski. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

8:26
 

Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla.

8:10
 

Lukas Podolski has an effort at goal. Andy Wilkinson gets a block in.

6:29
 

Jonathan Walters is caught offside. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

5:59
 

Michael Kightly crosses the ball, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

1:56
 

Andy Wilkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Santi Cazorla. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 31 38 73
2 Arsenal 32 31 66
3 Man Utd 32 29 65
4 Man City 32 31 61
5 Liverpool 32 11 57
6 Southampton 32 22 56
7 Tottenham Hotspur 32 4 54
8 Swansea 32 -2 47
9 West Ham 32 2 43
10 Stoke 32 -4 43

Full Barclays Premier League Table