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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,090
  • Aaron Ramsey - og (77) Suarez (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.

92mins

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Blocked by Charlie Adam.

90mins

Goal scored by Luis Suarez from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Raul Meireles.

88mins

Henri Lansbury challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Henri Lansbury goes into the book. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Shot from just outside the box by Raul Meireles misses to the right of the goal.

86mins

The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing.

83mins

The ball is delivered by Martin Kelly, clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

81mins

Centre by Samir Nasri.

80mins

Nicklas Bendtner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Theo Walcott.

79mins

Thomas Vermaelen takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

78mins

Aaron Ramsey concedes an own goal. Arsenal 0-1 Liverpool.

77mins

Left-footed shot by Thomas Vermaelen missed to the left of the goal.

75mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles from the right by-line, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

75mins

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

74mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

70mins

Leiva Lucas fouled by Emmanuel Frimpong, the ref awards a free kick. Emmanuel Frimpong sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence. Luis Suarez on for Andrew Carroll. Raul Meireles replaces Dirk Kuyt. Andrey Arshavin goes off and Henri Lansbury comes on. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Agger.

68mins

Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri.

68mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

67mins

The ball is swung over by Theo Walcott, clearance made by Daniel Agger.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Martin Kelly, clearance by Bacary Sagna.

65mins

Robin van Persie delivers the ball, save made by Jose Reina.

63mins

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, clearance by Jamie Carragher.

62mins

The ball is crossed by Charlie Adam, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

62mins

Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

61mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Carroll. Free kick taken by Ignasi Miquel.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Samir Nasri. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.

59mins

Martin Kelly sends in a cross, clearance by Carl Jenkinson.

57mins

Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong on Dirk Kuyt, free kick awarded. Daniel Agger takes the free kick.

56mins

Andrew Carroll is ruled offside. Ignasi Miquel takes the free kick.

55mins

Stewart Downing challenges Emmanuel Frimpong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrey Arshavin takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Martin Kelly has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

54mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Jenkinson, Martin Kelly manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Charlie Adam is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Vermaelen.

50mins

Centre by Bacary Sagna.

47mins

Shot from just outside the box by Samir Nasri goes over the target.

46mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

45mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri, save by Jose Reina.

44mins

Leiva Lucas challenges Emmanuel Frimpong unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Leiva Lucas for unsporting behaviour. Robin van Persie shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Martin Kelly.

43mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Carroll makes a clearance.

42mins

Robin van Persie decides to take a short corner.

41mins

Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Ignasi Miquel gets a block in.

39mins

Stewart Downing has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

39mins

Andrey Arshavin fouled by Andrew Carroll, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrey Arshavin.

38mins

Unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Emmanuel Frimpong results in a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Samir Nasri produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

32mins

The offside flag is raised against Dirk Kuyt. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, Carl Jenkinson makes a clearance.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, clearance by Jamie Carragher.

30mins

Emmanuel Frimpong takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

30mins

Foul by Martin Kelly on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrey Arshavin, clearance by Charlie Adam.

29mins

Long range effort by Charlie Adam goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

29mins

The ball is sent over by Andrey Arshavin.

27mins

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Carroll. The referee cautions Andrew Carroll for dissent. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

26mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing, Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Frimpong on Andrew Carroll. Charlie Adam delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

23mins

Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

22mins

Carl Jenkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrey Arshavin manages to make a clearance.

19mins

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

18mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stewart Downing. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

15mins

Ignasi Miquel is brought on as a substitute for Laurent Koscielny.

12mins

Andrew Carroll fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.

8mins

Foul by Martin Kelly on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

8mins

Emmanuel Frimpong is shown a yellow card.

7mins

Samir Nasri takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Thomas Vermaelen goes over the bar.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Martin Kelly.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by Emmanuel Frimpong. Charlie Adam crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

1mins

Theo Walcott concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Wenger prepared to pick Nasri Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would have no problem picking contract rebel Samir Nasri against Liverpool tomorrow and urged Gunners fans not to jeer the France international. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini remains hopeful a deal to sign the midfielder could be tied up "very quickly", with discussions between the two clubs believed to have been going on for some time. However, Wenger maintains while the 24-year-old - who has yet to sign a new deal and could leave for nothing next summer - is still an Arsenal player, there is no reason to leave him out now he is fully fit after a bout of illness. Nasri, though, could be in for a hostile reception from some sections of the home support, with the midfielder using his Twitter account to hit out at the "disrespectful" chants during last weekend's game at Newcastle. Nevertheless, Wenger - who this week saw captain Cesc Fabregas sold to Barcelona - told a news conference: "One thing I don't question is the commitment of Samir Nasri to this club. "Every day since he has arrived here, every day in pre-season, he has worked with a fantastic spirit in training." Wenger added: "The fans will want Arsenal to play well and win the game. They do not make an individual case of each player in each position. "They want good players and to win the football game." The Gunners will be without suspended duo Gervinho and Alex Song while defenders Johan Djourou, Kieran Gibbs (both hamstring) and Armand Traore (groin) are not available either. Midfielder Tomas Rosicky (thigh) will be rested, while Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby (ankle) are still out. Liverpool may never have a better time to end their miserable away run against the Gunners, but manager Kenny Dalglish insists his team will not under-estimate Wenger's side. The Reds` last victory came in February 2000 and only two of that winning side - Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard, currently sidelined by injury - are still at Anfield. "Maybe we're due for a win," said Dalglish. "But it is not going to make it any easier for us because they have lost Fabregas, Nasri is unlikely to be playing and they have a couple of suspensions. "It will still be a difficult game for us. Arsenal have been most football fans' second team because they play great football and are entertaining to watch. "Unfortunately they have not won anything for six years and that is the monkey they would love to have off their back. "But they are still a team I have the greatest respect for and so we go in there and hopefully we can make it as difficult for them as they will for us. "I don't know how they are going to react, it is up to us to know how we are gong to react. "We can control what we do and we can compete against them - that is all we can do." Defender Glen Johnson is the only injury doubt for Liverpool. The England defender missed last week's opening match with a hamstring injury and Dalglish rates him as his only doubt for the trip. Dalglish may opt to make changes with Martin Kelly and Dirk Kuyt pushing for starting places.

Formation:433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 433Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Samir Nasri
  • Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Theo Walcott
  • Robin van Persie
  • Andrey Arshavin
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • Ryo Miyaichi
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Ignasi Miquel
  • Nicklas Bendtner

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Match Report

Reds pile more misery on Gunners Liverpool recorded their first away win over Arsenal since 2000 to heap more misery on the Gunners - who saw Emmanuel Frimpong sent off and lost injured centre-back Laurent Koscielny in a 2-0 defeat at Emirates Stadium. Samir Nasri impressed for the Gunners, despite being expected to join Manchester City, but Arsenal's luck was out after Aaron Ramsey's own goal and a last-minute strike from substitute Luis Suarez handed the visitors victory. Arsene Wenger - who now has half his first-choice team out because of suspension or injury - must regroup his squad for next week's crucial Champions League play-off second leg in Udinese and the small matter of a trip to Manchester United. Nasri - whose #22million move to City is, according to reports on French TV, said to have broken down - did not applaud the crowd as the teams came out of the tunnel, and was then jeered by some sections of the Emirates Stadium faithful when his name was announced. Liverpool showed early intent, as Dirk Kuyt - who netted a late penalty deep into stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw here last season - drilled a low, angled drive goalwards. New Arsenal captain Robin van Persie looked lively as he nicked the ball out on the right channel and floated over a cross which Martin Kelly stabbed behind for a corner. On eight minutes, Frimpong was cautioned for squaring up to Jordan Henderson as the Liverpool midfielder tried to take a quick throw-in. Koscielny added to Wenger's defensive problems when he pulled up with what looked like a lower back injury on 14 minutes and had to be replaced by youngster Ignasi Miquel, the Spaniard making his Premier League debut. Liverpool almost took the lead on 20 minutes when Andy Carroll's towering header at the far post brought a brilliant save from Wojciech Szczesny. The visitors were in full flight now, with Henderson sending a tame header straight at the Arsenal keeper following another quick break down the left. Charlie Adam then tried an audacious chip from the halfway line, which had Szczesny backpedalling, but flew over the bar. Arsenal finally mounted a meaningful attack after 30 minutes when Frimpong's low drive from 20 yards was pushed wide by Jose Reina. Nasri then showed what Arsenal would be missing when he picked up the ball in his own half, dashed forwards and turned Liverpool inside out before unleashing a 25-yard strike which curled past the post. As the Heavens opened for the start of the second half, Liverpool continued to frustrate Arsenal. The visitors broke quickly into the Gunners box on 55 minutes, with Carroll laying the ball back to Kelly - and his snapshot struck the outside of the post. Arsenal eventually started to up the pressure, but lacked a decisive pass in the final third. Andrey Arshavin turned Kelly and fed van Persie at the near post, but his goalbound flick was kicked behind by Reina. With 20 minute left, Arsenal were reduced to 10 men when Frimpong was shown a second yellow card when he left his foot up in a 50/50 with Lucas, right in front of the referee. Liverpool snatched a fortunate lead on 78 minutes when as Suarez darted into the six-yard box, Miquel's clearance cannoned off Ramsey's chest and back over the keeper into the net. A miserable afternoon for the Gunners was compounded in the final minute when Suarez tapped in from close range following a quick counter-attack.

Form Guide

    D
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • D

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 17/04/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 15/08/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 10/02/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 13/12/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 21/04/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 21/12/2008

Top Scorers

Arsenal

    Liverpool

    • L Suarez 1

    Goals

    Arsenal

      • Total goals 0
      • Goals per game 0

    Liverpool

      • Total goals 1
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins

    possession


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