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  • Date:21 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:30,330
  • Vermaelen (7)
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91:51 +1.51

Foul by Robin van Persie on Tony Hibbert, free kick awarded. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

91:17 +1.17

The offside flag is raised against Denis Stracqualursi. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

90:12 +0.12

The referee blows for offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

87:40

Leighton Baines takes the outswinging corner, Laurent Koscielny fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

86:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Laurent Koscielny on Nikica Jelavic. (Everton) makes a substitution, with Denis Stracqualursi coming on for Tim Cahill. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Johan Djourou coming on for Tomas Rosicky. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

81:55

Effort on goal by Robin van Persie from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:32

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe. The ball is swung over by Steven Pienaar, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Victor Anichebe goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

79:07

Nikica Jelavic is caught offside. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

78:21

Yao Gervinho is brought on as a substitute for Theo Walcott.

77:37

Magaye Gueye replaces Leon Osman. Victor Anichebe on for Royston Drenthe.

76:51

Corner taken by Leighton Baines, Effort on goal by Royston Drenthe from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

76:11

Aaron Ramsey is adjudged to have handled the ball. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

75:16

Handball by Tomas Rosicky. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

73:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Tim Cahill. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

72:48

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.

72:13

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nikica Jelavic.

71:11

The offside flag is raised against Robin van Persie. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.

70:47

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Blocked by Theo Walcott.

68:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Steven Pienaar. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

68:36

The referee blows for offside against Theo Walcott. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

67:36

Marouane Fellaini challenges Alex Song unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

67:00

Robin van Persie concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Hibbert. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

62:12

Marouane Fellaini is caught offside. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

59:59

Steven Pienaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Walcott. The referee shows Steven Pienaar a yellow card. Free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.

58:24

Alex Song challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

57:38

Theo Walcott fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Robin van Persie.

56:40

The official flags Kieran Gibbs offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.

56:19

Effort from inside the penalty box by Robin van Persie strikes the post.

53:53

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, Tim Howard makes a clearance.

53:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marouane Fellaini. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

52:30

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

51:37

The referee shows Tim Cahill a yellow card.

48:53

Leighton Baines takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

46:08

Steven Pienaar fouled by Bacary Sagna, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines crosses the ball, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

45:48

Unfair challenge on Royston Drenthe by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

45:42 +0.42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Vermaelen by Marouane Fellaini. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

44:47

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

41:32

Royston Drenthe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

40:41

Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

38:38

Bacary Sagna concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Bacary Sagna goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Leighton Baines takes the indirect free kick.

37:05

Foul by Steven Pienaar on Thomas Vermaelen, free kick awarded. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

35:50

Kieran Gibbs fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

35:07

Headed effort from inside the area by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the target.

30:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Royston Drenthe. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

27:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Pienaar.

26:47

Tim Cahill fouled by Kieran Gibbs, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

25:24

Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robin van Persie from right wing, Steven Pienaar makes a clearance.

24:01

The offside flag is raised against Marouane Fellaini. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

22:04

Nikica Jelavic is ruled offside. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

20:40

Foul by Johnny Heitinga on Robin van Persie, free kick awarded. Robin van Persie takes the free kick.

18:23

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Johnny Heitinga gets a block in.

17:41

Thomas Vermaelen takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mikel Arteta, clearance by Sylvain Distin.

16:20

Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Leon Osman makes a clearance.

13:32

Leon Osman has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

13:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Thomas Vermaelen. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

10:00

Kieran Gibbs concedes a free kick for a foul on Royston Drenthe. Free kick crossed left-footed by Royston Drenthe, Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

9:42

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Tony Hibbert gets a block in.

9:20

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

6:47

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line played to the near post, Thomas Vermaelen scores a headed goal from close in. Everton 0-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Robin van Persie.

5:24

Shot from deep inside the area by Aaron Ramsey clears the bar.

3:03

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

Match Preview

Trio set to miss Arsenal game Everton are likely to be without Darron Gibson, Jack Rodwell and Seamus Coleman for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League meeting with Arsenal at Goodison Park. Gibson is still struggling with a knee problem, while fellow midfielder Rodwell has suffered a slight recurrence of a hamstring injury and winger Coleman picked up a knock in the FA Cup draw with Sunderland on Saturday. But playmaker Steven Pienaar is back available to Toffees boss David Moyes after being cup-tied for the Black Cats clash. Both teams will take confidence from their recent form, with Arsenal having won five league games in a row while Everton's 3-0 derby defeat by Liverpool last week was their first loss in any competition for two months. In that time they have beaten Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham at Goodison Park, and assistant Steve Round said: "We've had a really good run of form against the big teams of late so we are looking forward to it. "It should be a cracking game because I think Arsenal are currently top of the league on current form, they've won five on the bounce in the Premier League, we've lost one in 11 so it should be a really good game, and one both teams will go out and try hard to win." Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has shrugged off a minor calf problem to be fit. Midfielder Abou Diaby has recovered from a hamstring injury, but will not be involved in the first team after a run-out for the reserves. Francis Coquelin (hamstring) is close to a return, but centre-back Per Mertesacker (ankle) and midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) remain sidelined. Robin van Persie has called on his Arsenal team-mates to push themselves to the "maximum" over the remainder of the season - starting at Everton. The Gunners head to Merseyside on the back of five straight Premier League wins which have catapulted them up into the top four. Indeed, should results go their way this week, then the Gunners could even be third heading into the next round of fixtures. Van Persie, though, knows nothing less than 100% commitment will produce the result needed at Goodison - where rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been beaten this year. "It is tough to play the way we all want. We need to be consistent and get a win over the line, like at Liverpool," Van Persie told Arsenal Player. "We did it now, and we can enjoy it, but we need to show it again (at Everton) and it may even be a harder game, but we have to give it our maximum and see where it ends."

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 451Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Leon Osman
  • Royston Drenthe
  • Tim Cahill
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • James McFadden
  • Phil Neville
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Victor Anichebe

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Form Guide

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Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 10/12/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 01/02/2011
  • Everton
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 14/11/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 2
  • Everton
  • 09/01/2010
  • Everton
  • 1 - 6
  • Arsenal
  • 15/08/2009
  • Everton
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 28/01/2009

Top Scorers

Everton

  • L Osman 3
  • V Anichebe 3
  • RR Drenthe 3
  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • T Cahill 1
  • T Howard 1
  • S Pienaar 1
  • N Jelavic 1
  • D Gibson 1
  • M Fellaini 1
  • D Stracqualursi 1

Arsenal

  • R van Persie 25
  • T Walcott 5
  • M Arteta 4
  • T Vermaelen 4
  • YK Gervinho 4
  • A Ramsey 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • Y Benayoun 1
  • T Rosicky 1
  • C Andre Santos 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • B Sagna 1
  • A Song 1
  • L Koscielny 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 57
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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