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  • Date:19 May 2013
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:St James' Park
  • Attendance:52,354
  • Koscielny (51) Koscielny (51)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Olivier Giroud crosses the ball, Steve Harper makes a save. Aaron Ramsey takes a short corner.

93mins

Papiss Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Foul by Jack Wilshere on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Jonas Gutierrez restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Vurnon Anita, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.

91mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and hits the post.

90mins

Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Gibbs. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

88mins

Jack Wilshere joins the action as a substitute, replacing Santi Cazorla.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Jonas Gutierrez. Bacary Sagna takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

81mins

Kieran Gibbs concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Taylor. Kieran Gibbs is shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.

80mins

Adam Campbell comes on in place of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

78mins

Hatem Ben Arfa takes a outswinging corner.

77mins

Lukas Podolski goes off and Olivier Giroud comes on.

77mins

Mathieu Debuchy crosses the ball, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey. The offside flag is raised against Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

71mins

Hatem Ben Arfa has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

70mins

Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Vurnon Anita. Free kick taken by Vurnon Anita. Vurnon Anita is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

68mins

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla. Lukas Podolski produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Cheick Tiote.

67mins

Lukas Podolski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.

64mins

Centre by Mathieu Debuchy, free kick awarded for a foul by Yoan Gouffran on Laurent Koscielny. (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Sylvain Marveaux coming on for Yoan Gouffran. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

64mins

Hatem Ben Arfa fouled by Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.

62mins

The offside flag is raised against Mathieu Debuchy. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

60mins

Centre by Mathieu Debuchy, clearance by Bacary Sagna.

58mins

Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

57mins

Vurnon Anita joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yohan Cabaye.

51mins

Bacary Sagna fouled by Yohan Cabaye, the ref awards a free kick. Theo Walcott crosses the ball, Laurent Koscielny gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Podolski.

51mins

The ball is sent over by Aaron Ramsey, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Papiss Cisse challenges Aaron Ramsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Gibbs takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a brilliant save.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Theo Walcott from right channel, Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

43mins

The ball is swung over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Santi Cazorla, save by Steve Harper.

42mins

Cheick Tiote challenges Tomas Rosicky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Rosicky takes the free kick.

39mins

Hatem Ben Arfa fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Lukas Podolski. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick. Effort from the edge of the box by Hatem Ben Arfa goes wide of the right-hand upright.

39mins

Booking for Tomas Rosicky for unsporting behaviour.

38mins

Aaron Ramsey challenges Hatem Ben Arfa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from 30 yards. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

35mins

Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Lukas Podolski, free kick awarded. Santi Cazorla takes the free kick.

34mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Debuchy by Lukas Podolski. Direct free kick taken by Mathieu Debuchy.

31mins

Santi Cazorla produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

28mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikel Arteta.

27mins

Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lukas Podolski.

26mins

The ball is crossed by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

24mins

Unfair challenge on Lukas Podolski by Mathieu Debuchy results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

22mins

Jonas Gutierrez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott. Jonas Gutierrez receives a caution. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Yohan Cabaye takes the outswinging corner, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

20mins

The ball is swung over by Mathieu Debuchy, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Bacary Sagna. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left wing, Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance. Steven Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Gibbs. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

17mins

Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Steven Taylor.

14mins

Yoan Gouffran produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

13mins

The ball is swung over by Yoan Gouffran, Papiss Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Per Mertesacker. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla to the near post, Close range headed effort by Laurent Koscielny misses to the right of the goal.

10mins

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Theo Walcott, free kick awarded. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Bacary Sagna sends in a cross.

8mins

Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross, Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

7mins

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa delivers the ball, Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

6mins

Effort on goal by Theo Walcott from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

5mins

Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky. Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Papiss Cisse on Kieran Gibbs. Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

3mins

Papiss Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Pardew struggling with ups and downs Alan Pardew has admitted he has struggled to cope with the highs and lows of life as Newcastle manager. The 51-year-old was named Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association after guiding the Magpies to a remarkable fifth-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League last season. Twelve months on, Pardew heads into the final-day clash with Arsenal mightily relieved to still be in charge of a top-flight club after a desperate and unexpected fight against relegation which has seen a vociferous minority of fans calling for his head grow significantly both in number and volume. Predecessor Graeme Souness famously spoke of the "goldfish bowl" existence of the club's employees on Tyneside and the Londoner admits his tenure has proved something of a roller-coaster ride. Pardew said: "I have been here two and a half years and I have probably experienced every emotion you could go through - and that was in the first six weeks. "But I have been here two and a half years through it all and just sometimes the sensationalism of it all is frustrating as the manager. "When we do really well, there's a real over the top reaction and then when it goes the other way, it's the reverse. "We have to accept that that's how it is going to be at this football club and be able to deal with it. "But this year has taught us how to deal with that side of it when the criticism comes, that we need to really batten down the hatches and make sure we get a result whichever way it is to get us back on a run." Sunday will see 38-year-old keeper Steve Harper make his 199th and final appearance for the club he joined 20 years ago with Tim Krul injured and Rob Elliot suspended. Central defender Steven Taylor will return after illness while midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin) is also fully fit again. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his team to concentrate on winning a football match and nothing more. The Gunners would secure a top-four finish with victory at St James' Park. Indeed, depending on Chelsea's result at home to Everton, they still have an outside chance of snatching third place and with it automatic entry into the Champions League - or even forcing an unprecedented play-off, set for May 26 at Villa Park, were the two clubs' overall statistics to finish equal. However, should Wenger's side slip up against the Magpies, who are now safe from the threat of relegation after FA Cup winners Wigan were sent down following a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday night, then Tottenham could leapfrog them by beating Sunderland. Having fought so hard through a superb nine-match unbeaten league run to stand on the brink of what, given the circumstances of earlier in the campaign, would be a quite remarkable turnaround, Wenger expects his side to hold their nerve when it matters most. "We know how to behave to win the games, so it's (about getting) that certainty from our long run and bringing that into our next game. It's as simple as that," the Arsenal manager said. "It is a football match and recently we have shown that we can win these games. "We will just continue to do what we did until now." Arsenal have a major doubt over midfielder Mikel Arteta (calf). England international Jack Wilshere, set to have an operation on his troublesome ankle next week, is on stand-by should he deemed fit enough to start and play on painkillers. Striker Olivier Giroud returned from a three-match suspension.

Formation:442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Steve Harper
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Steven Taylor
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Cheick Tiote
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Papiss Cisse
  • SUBS
  • Jak Alnwick
  • Danny Simpson
  • Vurnon Anita
  • James Perch
  • Sylvain Marveaux
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Adam Campbell

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDLDW
  • Newcastle
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WDWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 7 - 3
  • Newcastle
  • 29/12/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 12/03/2012
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 13/08/2011
  • Newcastle
  • 4 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 05/02/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 07/11/2010
  • Newcastle
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 21/03/2009

Top Scorers

Newcastle

  • P Cisse 8
  • Y Cabaye 5
  • Y Gouffran 3
  • M Sissoko 3
  • H Ben Arfa 2
  • S Ameobi 1
  • JM Gutierrez 1
  • J Perch 1
  • S Marveaux 1
  • D Santon 1
  • G Bigirimana 1

Arsenal

  • T Walcott 14
  • SG Cazorla 12
  • L Podolski 11
  • O Giroud 11
  • YK Gervinho 5
  • P Mertesacker 3
  • T Rosicky 2
  • M Arteta 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • NE Monreal 1
  • A Ramsey 1
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 1

Goals

Newcastle

    • Total goals 112
    • Goals per game 45
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 138
    • Goals per game 71
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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