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  • Date:10 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Chamakh (0) Chamakh (90)
Goal!

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94:35 +4.35

Nicklas Bendtner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marouane Chamakh. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Samir Nasri coming on for Andrey Arshavin.

93:10 +3.10

Marouane Chamakh fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Arsenal.Assist by Francesc Fabregas.

92:03 +2.03

Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Johan Djourou gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line, Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Bacary Sagna. Christophe Berra takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Fabianski.

91:29 +1.29

Johan Djourou challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Hunt.

90:35 +0.35

Karl Henry fouled by Francesc Fabregas, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

88:24

Kevin Doyle produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

86:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francesc Fabregas on Stephen Ward. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann. Francesc Fabregas is booked. Stephen Ward goes off and Steven Fletcher comes on.

85:38

Andrey Arshavin fouled by Richard Stearman, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Stearman goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

84:48

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Marouane Chamakh makes a clearance.

82:57

Nenad Milijas has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

79:11

Unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky by Stephen Hunt results in a free kick. Francesc Fabregas has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, outswinging corner taken by Andrey Arshavin, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake gets a block in. Johan Djourou takes a shot.

79:11

Stephen Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky. Francesc Fabregas has an effort direct from the free kick, Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake gets a block in. Johan Djourou takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

79:11

Unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky by Stephen Hunt results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Francesc Fabregas from the free kick, Corner from the right by-line taken by Andrey Arshavin, blocked by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Johan Djourou takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

78:39

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Mancienne.

77:18

The referee blows for offside. Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

72:47

Unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

71:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Alex Song. Stephen Hunt takes the indirect free kick. Neves Denilson goes into the referee's book.

68:11

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot.

67:21

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Alex Song makes a clearance.

66:53

Neves Denilson replaces Jack Wilshere.

66:20

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.

64:19

Andrey Arshavin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that hits the post.

63:20

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Stephen Hunt misses to the left of the goal.

62:43

Gael Clichy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.

61:36

Foul by Michael Mancienne on Andrey Arshavin, free kick awarded. Jack Wilshere takes the free kick.

58:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas by Bacary Sagna. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

56:33

Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas to the near post, Richard Stearman takes a shot. Bacary Sagna gets a block in. Gael Clichy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt. Stephen Hunt crosses the ball, Kevin Foley produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

55:04

Alex Song gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis. Free kick taken by Richard Stearman.

54:49

Tomas Rosicky delivers the ball, Kevin Foley makes a clearance.

54:11

Shot by Stephen Hunt from just outside the area goes over the net.

52:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gael Clichy on Matthew Jarvis. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Hunt from right wing, Marouane Chamakh manages to make a clearance.

51:44

Marouane Chamakh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.

50:17

Matthew Jarvis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johan Djourou. Indirect free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.

49:26

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Francesc Fabregas goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:46

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Jack Wilshere results in a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick.

42:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Foley by Andrey Arshavin. Kevin Foley restarts play with the free kick.

38:05

Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry. Shot on goal comes in from Nenad Milijas from the free kick, Francesc Fabregas gets a block in.

34:59

Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

26:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Johan Djourou. Centre by Stephen Hunt, Header from deep inside the area by Kevin Doyle goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

24:24

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski makes a comfortable save.

21:06

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marcus Hahnemann.

19:18

The ball is sent over by Kevin Doyle, clearance by Francesc Fabregas. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrey Arshavin by Richard Stearman. Johan Djourou takes the free kick.

18:43

Francesc Fabregas has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

17:55

Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Hahnemann.

16:40

Unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Stephen Hunt results in a free kick. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

15:48

The ball is swung over by Stephen Hunt, Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.

14:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Marouane Chamakh. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

12:11

Effort on goal by Francesc Fabregas from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

7:29

(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Stephen Hunt coming on for David Edwards.

5:49

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann.

2:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Wilshere from the right by-line, clearance made by Richard Stearman.

1:24

Johan Djourou concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. Free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.

0:30

Marouane Chamakh grabs a headed goal from close range. Wolverhampton 0-1 Arsenal.Alex Song provided the assist for the goal.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The second half kicks off.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

No new worries for Wolves Wolves have no new injury problems ahead of their Barclays Premier League match at home to Arsenal. Jody Craddock is still getting back to fitness after recovering from a hip injury, while Ronald Zubar is out with an ankle complaint. Adlene Guedioura's broken leg makes him a long-term absentee. Michael Kightly is recovering from an operation on his knee. For a man whose team has won just one league game since the opening day of the season, Mick McCarthy cut a relaxed figure at the team's training ground. The former Republic of Ireland boss' confidence comes from a belief his current team is better than the Wolves side that avoided the drop last year with two games to spare. He said: "I think we are better, playing better football and having better performances than we did at this stage last season. "We're on similar points, and my belief as always is that the games are there and we'll pick up the points if we keep playing like this. "There's a real belief that we are a better side." Arsenal go into the game on the back of two straight defeats, and McCarthy is wary of a reaction. "I would think they'll be smarting," he said. Laurent Koscielny will miss out for Arsenal after seeing his appeal against his sending-off against Newcastle dismissed. Koscielny will serve an immediate two-match ban, joining fellow centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), midfielder Abou Diaby (ankle), left-back Kieran Gibbs (knee) and Aaron Ramsey (broken leg) on the sidelines. Should goalkeeper Manuel Almunia recover from an elbow injury, he could supplant Lukasz Fabianski in goal. Andrey Arshavin is also pushing for a start after coming off the bench on Saturday, although the best fellow forward Robin van Persie (ankle) can hope for is another substitute appearance. Arsenal romped to a 4-1 win at Molineux last season but needed a stoppage-time goal to beat them in the reverse fixture as Wolves adapted to life back in the Premier League. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told Arsenal TV Online: "Wolves are a side which everybody respects because, before you go there, you know they will give you a tough game with full commitment. "They play good football and, for anybody to go to Wolves, it is a difficult game."

Formation:451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Kevin Foley
  • Richard Stearman
  • Christophe Berra
  • Stephen Ward
  • David Edwards
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Karl Henry
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Kevin Doyle
  • SUBS
  • Wayne Hennessey
  • George Elokobi
  • Steven Mouyokolo
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Jelle Van Damme
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Steven Fletcher

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Match Report

Chamakh at the double for Gunners Two-goal Marouane Chamakh got Arsenal back on the winning trail with a 2-0 success against gallant Wolves at Molineux. Chamakh struck after only 39 seconds when he headed in a cross from Alex Song and wrapped up victory in injury-time. It was the perfect riposte after their shock home reversal against Newcastle and kept Mick McCarthy's side in the bottom three. The Gunners threatened to run away with the game in the early stages with their one touch football. Wolves were indebted to keeper Marcus Hahnemann for keeping them in the hunt during that period. But they hauled themselves back into contention via the creativity of Nenad Milijas and the endeavour of Stephen Hunt. Arsenal got off to the perfect start through Chamakh's seventh goal of the campaign. Song made a break down the right before delivering a probing cross - and Chamakh was first to react in sending his header past Marcus Hahnemann into the corner of the net. It needed a fine save from Hahnemann to prevent Arsenal from doubling their lead. Andrey Arshavin raced clear of the Wolves rearguard but Hahnemann came quickly off his line to reduce the angle and he blocked the resulting shot. The home side were forced to make a change after only eight minutes when Dave Edwards limped out of the action to be replaced by Hunt. Wolves were taking time to recover from their early setback and were indebted to Hahnemann for a second time. Arshavin's low cross was only half cleared by Richard Stearman and Fabregas' shot was blocked by the feet of Hahnemann. Wolves were being pulled apart and Christophe Berra had to make a timely block on Arshavin's shot after being found in space by Fabregas. Wolves started to get a foothold in the game and Kevin Doyle, without a league goal this season, came close to putting them on level terms after 28 minutes. Hunt floated in an inswinging free-kick from the right flank and Doyle's back header was only inches too high with Fabianski scrambling across his goal. Doyle was then found in space by Milijas' raking long pass but his control let him down as he bore down on goal and Gael Clichy was able to make the interception. Fabianski had to palm away a cross from Matt Jarvis that took a wicked deflection off Sebastien Squillaci and was about to creep inside the far post. Wolves came close to emulating Arsenal's quickfire start to the first half in the opening minute of the second period. Jarvis' low ball across the six yard box was met by Milijas but Sagna made a crucial block to deny him the equaliser. Arsenal should have doubled their lead after a misplaced pass from Stearman fell to Rosicky outside the Wolves box. He delivered the ball back into the penalty area to the unmarked Fabregas but he sent his shot wide. Wolves started to apply pressure and Fabianski tipped over a curling effort from Doyle which looked destined for the top corner of the net. Rosicky came to Arsenal's rescue after 58 minutes when he cleared Stearman's close range effort off the line from Milijas corner. Wolves were saved by the woodwork six minutes later as Arshavin's low drive beat the dive of Hahnemann but rebounded to safety off a post. Arsenal substitute Denilson was booked after 73 minutes for not retreating after Wolves had been awarded a free-kick. Wolves skipper Karl Henry deflected a low effort off the line from Johan Djourou after Sebastien Squillaci had initially mis-kicked inside the six yard box. Stearman was yellow carded in the 86th minute for chopping down Arshavin. Then Fabregas went into the book 60 seconds later for a touch-line lunge on Stephen Ward who was stretchered off and replaced by Steven Fletcher. Doyle almost rescued a point for Wolves when his low shot flew inches wide. But in the dying seconds Chamakh wrapped up the points with a clinical piece of finishing.

Form Guide

    LLDLWL
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • LLWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 03/04/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 07/11/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 07/02/2004
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 26/12/2003
  • Arsenal
  • 4 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 24/03/1984
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 29/08/1983

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 3
  • M Jarvis 2
  • S Fletcher 2
  • J Van Damme 1
  • N Milijas 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1

Arsenal

  • T Walcott 4
  • M Chamakh 3
  • S Nasri 3
  • A Song 3
  • A Arshavin 1
  • F Fabregas 1
  • V Diaby 1
  • N Bendtner 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • CG Vela 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 22
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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