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  • Date:12 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:
  • Attendance:29,146
  • Priskin (77)
Goal!

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94mins

The official flags Connor Wickham offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

93mins

Theo Walcott challenges Damien Delaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

92mins

Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

90mins

Ronan Murray replaces Tamas Priskin. Colin Healy challenges Neves Denilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Emmanuel Eboue.

89mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Carlos Edwards from the right by-line to the near post, Francesc Fabregas manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

88mins

Francesc Fabregas delivers the ball, save made by Marton Fulop.

88mins

Corner taken by Francesc Fabregas from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by David Norris.

86mins

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball, Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

85mins

Francesc Fabregas takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Connor Wickham.

85mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Marton Fulop makes a save.

85mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tamas Priskin. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

85mins

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.

84mins

Corner taken right-footed by Theo Walcott from the left by-line, Mark Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Connor Wickham challenges Theo Walcott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Francesc Fabregas, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

83mins

Alex Song delivers the ball.

82mins

Tamas Priskin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Tamas Priskin results in a free kick. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Carlos Alberto Vela replaces Andrey Arshavin.

80mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.

78mins

Tamas Priskin finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Arsenal.Assist by Colin Healy.

76mins

Kieran Gibbs sends in a cross, Francesc Fabregas produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

73mins

Marouane Chamakh challenges Damien Delaney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

71mins

Outswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the right by-line, clearance made by David Norris.

71mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Gareth McAuley.

68mins

Alex Song joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Wilshere. Marouane Chamakh is brought on as a substitute for Nicklas Bendtner. Long distance shot from Kieran Gibbs misses to the left of the net.

67mins

Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on Neves Denilson. Emmanuel Eboue restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Norris. Mark Kennedy takes the free kick.

64mins

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

63mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Kennedy, Darren O'Dea takes a shot.

63mins

Darren O'Dea produces a cross, Johan Djourou makes a clearance.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Kennedy from the right by-line, clearance made by Francesc Fabregas.

59mins

Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

59mins

Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Connor Wickham.

56mins

The ball is swung over by Andrey Arshavin, save made by Marton Fulop.

56mins

Centre by Theo Walcott, blocked by Damien Delaney.

56mins

The offside flag is raised against Tamas Priskin. Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

55mins

Shot from 35+ yards from Mark Kennedy. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Damien Delaney. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

53mins

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Emmanuel Eboue.

53mins

Carlos Edwards sends in a cross.

53mins

Mark Kennedy delivers the ball.

53mins

Centre by Connor Wickham, Emmanuel Eboue manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Carlos Edwards delivers the ball.

51mins

Carlos Edwards fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Mark Kennedy from right channel, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

51mins

The offside flag is raised against Colin Healy. Emmanuel Eboue restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrey Arshavin. Indirect free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

49mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Andrey Arshavin clears the bar.

48mins

The referee penalises David Norris for handball. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Francesc Fabregas concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Kennedy. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

The referee shows Darren O'Dea a yellow card. Darren O'Dea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott. Free kick crossed by Jack Wilshere, clearance made by Mark Kennedy.

44mins

Connor Wickham takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

43mins

The ball is sent over by Colin Healy, clearance by Kieran Gibbs.

42mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tamas Priskin. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards. Mark Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Laurent Koscielny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Norris. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Mark Kennedy.

40mins

Theo Walcott produces a cross, blocked by Gareth McAuley.

39mins

Connor Wickham sends in a cross.

37mins

Mark Kennedy concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Eboue. Francesc Fabregas shoots direct from the free kick.

35mins

Kieran Gibbs delivers the ball, blocked by Carlos Edwards.

34mins

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott.

33mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop.

30mins

Carlos Edwards takes the outswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Gareth McAuley clears the crossbar.

30mins

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Jack Wilshere gets a block in.

30mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Carlos Edwards, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

29mins

Mark Kennedy takes a shot. Emmanuel Eboue gets a block in.

28mins

Connor Wickham challenges Emmanuel Eboue unfairly and gives away a free kick. Francesc Fabregas takes the free kick.

27mins

Kieran Gibbs delivers the ball, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

23mins

Inswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Damien Delaney by Johan Djourou results in a free kick. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.

23mins

Kieran Gibbs sends in a cross, blocked by Gareth McAuley.

22mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jack Wilshere from the right by-line.

20mins

Mark Kennedy takes a shot.

18mins

Jack Wilshere crosses the ball, Theo Walcott takes a shot.

17mins

Connor Wickham challenges Emmanuel Eboue unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Francesc Fabregas from right wing, Jaime Peters manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Centre by Theo Walcott.

16mins

Effort from close range by Theo Walcott goes wide left of the target.

14mins

Tamas Priskin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

13mins

Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Kieran Gibbs gets a block in.

10mins

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball, Neves Denilson takes a shot. Blocked by Colin Healy.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Healy by Jack Wilshere. Marton Fulop takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicklas Bendtner. Francesc Fabregas crosses the ball, Andrey Arshavin produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

4mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Carlos Edwards, Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

3mins

Carlos Edwards sends in a cross, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

3mins

Tamas Priskin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neves Denilson. Francesc Fabregas takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Colin Healy challenges Theo Walcott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neves Denilson.

2mins

Andrey Arshavin produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Kennedy.

1mins

Jack Wilshere delivers the ball, Marton Fulop makes a save.

The referee starts the match.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has warned his side cannot afford to underestimate "dangerous" npower Championship strugglers Ipswich in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Portman Road. 

Even though Arsene Wenger will again rotate his squad, the Gunners are odds-on favourites to easily dispose of the Tractor Boys - who appointed Paul Jewell as successor to Roy Keane - and reach Wembley next month as they look to secure a first piece of silverware in six seasons.

However, Fabregas, who came off the bench on Saturday to net a last-minute penalty against Leeds which kept Arsenal in the FA Cup, is in no doubt the Suffolk club will be "motivated" to cause a major upset.

"Although Ipswich are a Championship team, that can make them even more dangerous," the Spain international said.

"Their motivation will be very high - these will be the biggest two games of their year. They will be desperate to beat us, they will want to show their strengths, and their motivation will be as high as possible.

"If we want to get through we will have to match that motivation, if not raise it further."

Arsenal have some worries in defence, as full-back Bacary Sagna is suspended after his red card against Manchester City and Sebastien Squillaci struggling with a hamstring problem.

Reserve-team captain Ignasi Miquel, 18, was called up into the squad for the FA Cup tie against Leeds and could feature again tomorrow. Thomas Vermaelen is still not yet match fit and Wenger accepts should Squillaci's injury prove serious, then he would have to move in quickly to bring in cover, with Bolton's Gary Cahill and Werder Bremen stopper Per Mertesacker both reported targets.

Ian McParland and Tony Loughlan will take charge of the Tractor Boys for the visit of Wenger's outfit with Jewell starting work with the players on Thursday morning.

Jewell said: "Tony and Charlie (McParland) will be in charge on Wednesday and I will take charge on Thursday. I've not even met the players or the staff yet, it's been a real whirlwind and I don't want to cause a distraction."

Midfielder Grant Leadbitter is absent as he serves the second of a three-match ban but Celtic defender Darren O'Dea and Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore have both been given permission to play by their parent clubs.

Captain Gareth McAuley should continue in the side following his recovery from an Achilles injury. Goalkeeper Brian Murphy will be out for at least three months with an ankle injury.

Winger Shane O'Connor also remains on the sidelines with a ruptured and dislocated shoulder joint and will miss six weeks. Young midfielder Luke Hyam is out with a hamstring injury to complete a lengthy injury list.

Formation:442Manager: Paul Jewell

Ipswich

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Marton Fulop
  • Jaime Peters
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Damien Delaney
  • Mark Kennedy
  • Carlos Edwards
  • David Norris
  • Colin Healy
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Connor Wickham
  • Tamas Priskin
  • SUBS
  • Arran Lee-Barrett
  • Tommy Smith
  • Tom Eastman
  • Luciano Civelli
  • Reggie Lambe
  • Ronan Murray
  • Conor Hourihane

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Match Report

Priskin gives Wenger headache Tamas Priskin fired npower Championship strugglers Ipswich to a deserved 1-0 win over a strong Arsenal side in tonight's Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Portman Road. The Tractors boys had been thrashed 7-0 at Chelsea in their FA Cup third-round tie on Saturday after axing Roy Keane. However, there was to be no repeat as under the guidance of Ian McParland, with new boss Paul Jewell watching from the stands, a second-half strike from Priskin gave the Suffolk side reward for their endeavours and a slender advantage which to defend at the Emirates Stadium in a fortnight's time. Arsenal had only just scraped a 1-1 draw in their home FA Cup clash against Leeds on Saturday through a last-minute penalty from captain Cesc Fabregas. Arsene Wenger had warned against a repeat performance, and he looked to have taken no chances by naming a strong XI which included Spain World Cup winner Fabregas as well as England internationals Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere. However, once more the Barclays Premier League title challengers failed to hit top gear and were fortunate not to lose by a bigger margin. Both teams made positive starts, with half-chances for Walcott and Fabregas, while Ipswich forward Connor Wickham, a reported Arsenal target, was also lively on a slick playing surface. After 14 minutes, the hosts broke quickly as Priskin received the ball up on the left before cutting inside and unleashing a 20-yard curling effort which flashed just wide. Arsenal continued to probe, with Walcott drilling his shot across the six-yard box. Despite all of their positive build-up, just like on Saturday, the Premier League side lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Slowly Ipswich worked their way back into the tie, forcing a couple of corners to give the capacity Suffolk crowd a lift. Wojciech Szczesny flapped at a ball into the six-yard box as Gareth McAuley headed over, before Ipswich captain David Norris was inches away from connecting with Wickham's left-wing cross. The home fans were on their feet when Priskin netted an acrobatic overhead kick after 42 minutes, but celebrations were immediately cut short by an offside flag. Walcott skipped into the area at the start of the second half, before tripping over the ball - which drew ironic cheers from the home fans after the Arsenal forward had admitted to diving against Leeds. Fabregas chipped a pass through to Arshavin down the left, but the diminutive Russian could not control his shot, firing an angled volley high and wide. Ipswich, though, refused to lay down and continued to take the game to their illustrious visitors, Wickham again catching the eye with some powerful runs. Mark Kennedy robbed Fabregas and, with Szczesny off his line, tried an audacious 35-yard lob, but the 6ft 5ins Pole recovered quickly to make a comfortable save. Emmanuel Eboue was then caught in possession by Priskin, but recovered to block the Ipswich striker's goalbound shot. Just after the hour, somehow Arsenal survived when a long ball caught out Koscielny. For a moment Priskin was clean through on goal, however Johan Djourou made a brilliant interception to knock the ball over his own crossbar from inside the six-yard box. As the rain lashed down on Portman Road, Arsenal continued to give the ball away cheaply. Gibbs cut inside from the left and fired a shot wide from 20 yards, before, after 67 minutes, Wenger made a change when Alex Song replaced Wilshere and Marouane Chamakh came on for the ineffective Nicklas Bendtner. Arsenal immediately looked to raise the tempo, Fulop making a smart save at his near post after Walcott had been played in by Fabregas. The Arsenal skipper then put Gibbs' cross over from four yards out off his thigh after Chamakh had just failed to connect. Ipswich finally made the breakthrough after 78 minutes when Colin Healy's through-ball split the Arsenal centre-backs and Priskin got ahead of Djourou to calmly slot into the bottom right corner. Wenger immediately sent on pacy Mexican forward Carlos Vela, replacing Arshavin. The Gunners pressed forward, with Fulop coming out to block Walcott before Szczesny saved from Carlos Edwards at his near post and the Tractor Boys closed out for a famous victory.

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