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  • Date:08 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,520
  • Fabregas - pen (89)
  • Snodgrass - pen (53)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

94:25 +4.25

Theo Walcott produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

94:03 +4.03

Unfair challenge on Carlos Alberto Vela by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Francesc Fabregas takes the direct free kick.

93:30 +3.30

Carlos Alberto Vela fouled by Jonathan Howson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Francesc Fabregas.

92:42 +2.42

Neves Denilson takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel. Corner taken right-footed by Francesc Fabregas to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Nicklas Bendtner goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

91:51 +1.51

Effort from deep inside the area by Nicklas Bendtner misses to the left of the target.

90:24 +0.24

Andy Hughes replaces Max Gradel.

89:51

Penalty scored by Francesc Fabregas. Arsenal 1-1 Leeds.Theo Walcott fouled by Ben Parker, the ref awards a Penalty. Assist on the goal came from Theo Walcott.

87:53

The referee blows for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

86:44

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

86:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Gradel on Sebastien Squillaci. Free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.

85:02

Shot from long range by Alex Bruce goes wide of the left-hand upright.

84:14

Luciano Becchio goes off and Davide Somma comes on. The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, Johan Djourou manages to make a clearance.

82:40

The ball is swung over by Theo Walcott, Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

81:13

Inswinging corner taken by Francesc Fabregas, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

80:59

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien.

80:26

Foul by Luciano Becchio on Johan Djourou, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

79:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Gradel on Emmanuel Eboue. The ball is crossed by Francesc Fabregas, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nicklas Bendtner goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

78:09

Neves Denilson receives a yellow card. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Carlos Alberto Vela coming on for Tomas Rosicky. Neves Denilson challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

76:33

Jonathan Howson receives a caution. Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francesc Fabregas. Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.

75:20

Leigh Bromby on for Sanchez Watt.

73:56

Tomas Rosicky challenges Alex Bruce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

72:58

Theo Walcott produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

71:36

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrey Arshavin played to the near post.

70:10

Johan Djourou challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass shoots direct from the free kick.

68:59

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien.

68:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Kieran Gibbs. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

67:09

Marouane Chamakh goes off and Theo Walcott comes on. Unfair challenge on Francesc Fabregas by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.

66:54

Foul by Bradley Johnson on Francesc Fabregas, free kick awarded. Neves Denilson takes the free kick.

66:07

Bradley Johnson fouled by Neves Denilson, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nicklas Bendtner makes a clearance.

62:59

The ball is delivered by Bradley Johnson, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save. Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

61:49

Corner taken by Tomas Rosicky, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

61:07

Nicklas Bendtner produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

60:27

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Alex Bruce gets a block in.

59:21

Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin played to the near post, Luciano Becchio makes a clearance.

58:19

Francesc Fabregas comes on in place of Alex Song.

55:37

Effort from 25 yards by Emmanuel Eboue. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.

53:48

Penalty scored by Robert Snodgrass. Arsenal 0-1 Leeds.Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Neves Denilson results in a Penalty. Assist on the goal came from Max Gradel.

51:33

Inswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line.

51:21

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Connolly.

48:34

Outswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin, clearance made by Alex Bruce.

46:23 +1.23

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky. Andrey Arshavin delivers the ball, Sebastien Squillaci has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

46:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Djourou on Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Ben Parker.

44:37

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

41:50

Booking for Tomas Rosicky. Sanchez Watt fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

39:36

Nicklas Bendtner produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

36:35

Marouane Chamakh is penalised for a handball. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

33:49

Unfair challenge on Emmanuel Eboue by Max Gradel results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.

32:49

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

30:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luciano Becchio. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

27:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrey Arshavin from the right by-line to the near post, Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Neves Denilson takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.

27:34

Corner taken right-footed by Andrey Arshavin to the near post, Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Neves Denilson takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Corner taken right-footed by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line, clearance by Alex Bruce. Sebastien Squillaci takes a shot. Clearance by Jonathan Howson.

27:01

Effort on goal by Andrey Arshavin from 20 yards. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

25:59

Ben Parker goes into the referee's book. Ben Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Eboue. Tomas Rosicky delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

20:16

Marouane Chamakh challenges Jonathan Howson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

19:38

Luciano Becchio is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sebastien Squillaci takes the free kick.

17:04

Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicklas Bendtner. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

16:29

Johan Djourou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.

15:38

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, clearance by Nicklas Bendtner.

14:56

Sanchez Watt takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

13:40

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

12:51

The referee penalises Neves Denilson for handball. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

12:14

Inswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

10:49

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

9:36

Marouane Chamakh is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

9:16

Sanchez Watt challenges Tomas Rosicky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neves Denilson restarts play with the free kick.

7:11

Sebastien Squillaci challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

5:08

Luciano Becchio has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

2:31

Foul by Luciano Becchio on Emmanuel Eboue, free kick awarded. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

The match has kicked off.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The second half kicks off.

Match Preview

Ramsey could return for Arsenal Arsenal will rotate their squad for their FA Cup tie against Leeds, where young midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be back in contention after returning from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest. Emmanuel Eboue will come in at right-back for the suspended Bacary Sagna, while Kieran Gibbs is available again after an ankle injury. Captain Cesc Fabregas, Jack Wilshere, Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Laurent Koscielny are all set to be rested, so the likes of Denilson, Craig Eastmond, Nicklas Bendtner and Tomas Rosicky should all start. Midfielder Abou Diaby (calf), goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (ankle), Abou Diaby (calf) and centre-back Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) remain out. Leeds trio Sanchez Watt, Lloyd Sam and Andy O'Brien are all doubtful. Striker Watt, on a season-long loan from the Gunners, has been given permission to play by Arsene Wenger but sustained a head injury after stepping off the bench in the midweek defeat at Cardiff, where he made only his second appearance since mid-October. Midfielder Sam is nursing a thigh strain and central defender O'Brien has a dead leg. Manager Simon Grayson said: "We're depleted somewhat by injury as it stands. "We've had a lot of games in a short space of time and that has taken its toll. I'm not surprised, given the run we've had, so we'll take things as they come over the next day or so." Grayson, whose side have played four games in 10 days, must decide whether to retain Ben Parker at left-back after the 23-year-old made his first appearance of the season following a series of injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4411Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Emmanuel Eboue
  • Johan Djourou
  • Sebastien Squillaci
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Neves Denilson
  • Alex Song
  • Andrey Arshavin
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Francesc Fabregas
  • Carlos Alberto Vela
  • Theo Walcott
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Gael Clichy
  • Iganasi Miquel

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Match Report

Late penalty denies Leeds Captain Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to net a last-minute penalty which kept Arsenal in the FA Cup and denied npower Championship side Leeds a famous victory at the Emirates Stadium. It had looked as if the Gunners were heading out at the third-round stage for the first time since 1996 after Robert Snodgrass' penalty early in the second half. However, with just moments remaining, substitute Theo Walcott was tugged back by Ben Parker, and Fabregas stepped up to blast the spot-kick past Kasper Schmeichel, who had been in superb form. With a two-legged Carling Cup semi-final ahead, and also fighting for the Barclays Premier League ahead of the resumption of European action against Barcelona, Arsene Wenger will not have wanted to add another fixture into their congested schedule. However, after again failing to make the most of first-half chances, notably through Andrey Arshavin, it could have been a much worse outcome. Despite making nine changes from the side which drew against Manchester City on Wednesday night, there was no sense of this being an under-strength Arsenal XI as it included the likes of 10-goal Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner and Arshavin as well as midfielder anchor man Alex Song. Leeds - who had won at Manchester United in the third round last season - started brightly with Snodgrass dangerous down the left. Arsenal should, however, have been ahead on 11 minutes when captain Tomas Rosicky's pass split the defence to release Arshavin. The Russian was clean through, but Kasper Schmeichel stood up well to make an impressive block at the edge of the area. At the other end, Wojciech Szczesny was out quickly to save at the feet of Leeds striker Luciano Becchio. Schmeichel, with his dad Peter watching in the stands, was in action again to beat away Arshavin's angled drive. Arsenal continued to press and Leeds captain Jonathan Howson was alert to hack a flick-on from Sebastien Squillaci off the line following a corner, with Denilson's 25-yard effort then pushed behind by the busy Leeds keeper. Alex Bruce made a fine saving tackle as Bendtner looked to skip into the Leeds area, before Chamakh headed straight at the keeper from a corner. The visitors were defending stoutly, but again had Schmeichel to thank when he saved at the near post from Bendtner. Arsenal had plenty of pressure at the start of the second half, but were behind from the penalty spot on 54 minutes. There could be little complaint as Denilson upended Max Gradel and Snodgrass stepped up to beat Szczesny with a low strike into the right-hand corner and send some 9,000 travelling Leeds fans absolutely crazy. It was no surprise to see captain Cesc Fabregas introduced from the bench with 30 minutes left, replacing Song. However, Arsenal were indebted to Szczesny for keeping it at only 1-0 when the young Pole produced a brilliant save to deny Becchio's point-blank header. Wenger introduced England winger Theo Walcott, replacing Chamakh, with just over 20 minutes left to save the Gunners' FA Cup dream. Snodgrass bent a 25-yard free-kick just wide as Leeds looked to kill off the tie. Arsenal aimed to get the ball out to Walcott at every opportunity, but were facing a wall of determined blue shirts in the final third. Wenger's last throw of the dice came after 79 minutes when Rosicky was replaced by Carlos Vela, the Mexican forward who is set to go out on loan. Walcott was through with three minutes left, but his volley was plucked out of the air by Schmeichel and then felt he had a penalty after a challenge by Bruce, only for the referee to give a goal kick on advice from his assistant. Phil Dowd, however, did point to the spot moments later when Walcott was tugged back by Ben Parker - and Fabregas stepped up to fire the penalty past Schmeichel. Bendtner drilled a decent chance wide after a long ball up field, before Schmeichel produced a brilliant one-handed save to deny Denilson to force a replay at Elland Road.

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