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  • Date:26 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:20,050
  • Arteta - pen (46) Arteta - pen (46)
    Giroud (86) Giroud (86)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

91:05 +1.05

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

90:45 +0.45

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

90:16 +0.16

Clearance by Danny Gabbidon.

88:47

Header by Dwight Gayle misses left.

88:24

Kagisho Dikgacoi produces a cross.

86:55

Olivier Giroud heads the ball into the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Ramsey.

86:27

Mesut Ozil takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

85:14

Joel Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nacho Monreal.

82:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Laurent Koscielny.

81:02

Shot by Nacho Monreal. Blocked by Damien Delaney.

80:37

Kieran Gibbs restarts play with the free kick.

80:17

Mile Jedinak challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:51

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe.

78:45

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

77:26

Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

77:12

Marouane Chamakh challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:36

Dwight Gayle comes on in place of Barry Bannan.

74:26

Corner taken by Barry Bannan.

74:02

Mile Jedinak takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away.

73:44

Joel Ward takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny turns it away with a finger tip save.

71:28

Nacho Monreal replaces Santi Cazorla.

71:05

Jimmy Kebe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adlene Guedioura.

70:03

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

69:04

Clearance made by Kieran Gibbs.

68:51

Jack Wilshere joins the action as a substitute, replacing Serge Gnabry.

65:50

Free kick crossed by Joel Ward.

64:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Marouane Chamakh.

64:17

Clearance made by Marouane Chamakh.

64:13

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

63:54

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

62:00

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

59:56

Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

59:06

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

57:08

Yannick Bolasie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerome Thomas.

56:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Mile Jedinak.

55:44

The ball is crossed by Dean Moxey.

53:02

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.

51:25

Strike on goal comes in from Adlene Guedioura from the free kick. Blocked by Mesut Ozil.

50:31

Foul by Kieran Gibbs on Adlene Guedioura, free kick awarded.

47:58

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

46:44

Mikel Arteta scores a penalty. Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal.

45:56

Adlene Guedioura gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Serge Gnabry.

45:21

Adlene Guedioura challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached half-time.

44:23

Unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick.

43:49

Olivier Giroud has an effort at goal. Julian Speroni catches the ball.

43:46

A cross is delivered by Mesut Ozil.

41:32

Free kick taken by Danny Gabbidon.

41:15

Unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick.

40:13

Mile Jedinak crosses the ball.

39:51

Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

38:43

Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Serge Gnabry.

38:15

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

37:37

Shot by Aaron Ramsey. Julian Speroni parries the ball away.

36:50

Header by Kagisho Dikgacoi goes to the left of the goal.

36:22

Jerome Thomas crosses the ball in from the free kick.

35:49

Foul by Per Mertesacker on Adlene Guedioura, free kick awarded.

34:06

Santi Cazorla takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

32:18

Shot by Barry Bannan missed to the left of goal.

32:16

Danny Gabbidon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

32:10

Free kick crossed by Barry Bannan.

31:45

Marouane Chamakh fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick.

29:49

Adlene Guedioura takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny catches the ball.

26:48

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

26:43

Barry Bannan crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:20

Aaron Ramsey challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:04

The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs.

24:31

Jerome Thomas takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

22:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Mile Jedinak.

22:09

Marouane Chamakh is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

21:47

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

21:11

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Gabbidon.

21:05

Danny Gabbidon makes a clearance.

20:03

Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

19:56

The referee blows for offside.

18:52

Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

17:22

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

15:22

Mikel Arteta fouled by Adlene Guedioura, the ref awards a free kick.

15:18

The ball is swung over by Joel Ward.

14:31

Adlene Guedioura challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:41

Clearance made by Danny Gabbidon.

12:35

Bacary Sagna sends in a cross.

7:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

7:07

Mathieu Flamini goes off and Serge Gnabry comes on.

6:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Mile Jedinak.

2:44

The ball is sent over by Bacary Sagna.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Millen: It's time to impress Caretaker manager Keith Millen has urged the Crystal Palace players to make an impression when they face Arsenal on Saturday. Millen has taken the reigns at Selhurst Park on a temporary basis after Ian Holloway parted company with Palace by mutual consent earlier in the week. After just one win from their opening eight Barclays Premier League games, the Eagles sit 19th in the table and host league leaders Arsenal in the day's early kick-off. Former Bristol City boss Millen is relishing the prospect of facing Arsene Wenger's side and has challenged the squad to lay down a marker for the new manager - whoever that may be. "It really is a challenge," he said. "It is the fixture we looked at when it came out at the start of the season. It is the reason we worked so hard last year to get promoted. "That Wembley day seems a long way off now, how quickly things can change. But I just want the lads to enjoy the occasion, they are not doing it for me as I have told them I'm not looking for the job. "A new manager will be coming in and it is down to them to start impressing the new manager, whoever that may be, and I think that starts on Saturday." Following a 4-1 home defeat to Fulham on Monday night, Palace will not be expected to cause an upset against Arsenal but Millen insists the Eagles will do their homework as they look to produce a shock result. "I think it is a great game," he said. "No-one expects us to get anything from the game. Monday was a different scenario, that was a must-win game for us and obviously we didn't do that. "Arsenal have had a tough week, they had their European game and have a cup game during the week after they have played us. "We have got to make Selhurst a tough place to come for Arsenal - try not to show too many of their positives. "I will make sure the players are prepared and organised and they will be going out to play against the team who are top of the league. "We have got to start somewhere and there are plenty of points to play for." Millen echoed Holloway's sentiments about the squad having to gel together over the coming weeks but it remains to be seen if he will entrust the new signings or revert back to the bulk of the players who guided Palace to play-off success last season. Only captain Paddy McCarthy, who has returned to training after a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a groin injury, and Glenn Murray (knee) remain sidelined. Arsenal manager Wenger is not overly concerned by Jack Wilshere's troublesome ankle but will keep a close eye on the fitness of the England midfielder. Wilshere will be assessed ahead of the trip to Palace after being substituted during the second half of the midweek Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old had caused some concern when he pulled up after jarring his ankle when running through on goal in the first half. Wenger, though, believes with careful management, Wilshere can maintain his fitness following a frustrating spell on the sidelines which scuppered his hopes of playing at both Euro 2012 and the London Olympics. "No it is not a major problem, but as I told you before the season started I will have to monitor him until he is completely through that period with any doubts and that is what I tried to do," the Arsenal manager said. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini will be available having missed the Dortmund game as a precaution after suffering a mild concussion in the 4-1 win over Norwich. Wenger revealed club-recording signing Mesut Ozil had played on Tuesday night despite suffering from a virus, which went some way to explain a subdued performance from the German playmaker. "He was sick before the game and he was not at his best on the night," Wenger added. "He said he was all right, but in the two days before he had a virus and you could see that physically he was not at his best." Wenger, though, was not looking for excuses. "It is simple. Dortmund was organised to stop us from playing our game and one of their game plans was to stop Ozil from getting into the game and they did that way," he said. "We want to respond quickly. We have faced that already in our season. "I am confident in that capacity of my team to respond very quickly in a very strong way. That is the target on Saturday."

Formation:451Manager:

Crystal Palace

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Julian Speroni
  • Joel Ward
  • Damien Delaney
  • Danny Gabbidon
  • Dean Moxey
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Barry Bannan
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • SUBS
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Stuart O'Keefe
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Dwight Gayle
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Lewis Price

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLLLL
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 5 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 14/02/2005
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 06/11/2004
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 21/02/1998
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 18/10/1997
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 25/02/1995
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 01/10/1994

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • D Gabbidon 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • S O'Keefe 1
  • D Gayle 1

Arsenal

  • A Ramsey 5
  • O Giroud 4
  • L Podolski 2
  • M Ozil 2
  • J Wilshere 2
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 6
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 18
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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