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Gunners Firing On All Cylinders

26 Oct 2010 01:40:31

Gunners Firing On All Cylinders

Arsenal come to St James' Park on Wednesday having scored eight goals in their last two fixtures. ARSENAL'S CURRENT FORM: Manchester City 0 Arsenal 3OCTOBER 24: Barclays Premier League at the City of Manchester Stadium.    Arsenal 5 Shakhtar Donetsk 1OCTOBER 19: Champions League Group H at the Emirates Stadium.   Arsenal 2 Birmingham 1OCTOBER 16: Barclays Premier League at the Emirates Stadium.  Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0OCTOBER 3: Barclays Premier League at Stamford Bridge.    Partizan Belgrade 1 Arsenal 3SEPTEMBER 28: Champions League Group H at Stadion FK Partizan.    Arsenal 2 West Brom 3SEPTEMBER 25: Barclays Premier League at the Emirates Stadium. ARSENAL'S LAST MATCH - MAN C. 0 ARSENAL 3 Fabianski, Sagna, Djourou, Squillaci, Clichy, Nasri, Fabregas (Walcott 85), Song, Denilson, Arshavin (Rosicky 70), Chamakh (Bendtner 84). Subs Not Used: Szczesny, Koscielny, Eboue, Gibbs. Samir Nasri, Alex Song and Nicklas Bendtner were on target as Arsenal struck a blow for the old guard against 10-man Manchester City. City had been looking to reclaim second place in the Barclays Premier League but hopes of a fifth successive win were all but dashed with the early sending off of Dedryck Boyata at Eastlands. Nasri put the Gunners ahead 20 minutes into a fiery contest and although Joe Hart kept City in contention with a penalty save from Cesc Fabregas, Song and Bendtner finished them off. Victory lifted Arsenal back into the top four, above City on goal difference, and contradicted recent criticism of the Londoners' record against their perceived title rivals. The momentum all appeared to be with City prior to the match, which was preceded by a memorial service and minute's applause for their late manager Malcolm Allison. Carlos Tevez was back to lead the City line while Emmanuel Adebayor, despite a midweek hat-trick, was left on the bench against his former club. And the hosts appeared in a rush to impress as Boyata, starting ahead of Joleon Lescott, released Tevez with a superb ball down the right after one minute. Tevez raced beyond the defence and into the area but David Silva failed to make firm contact with his ball into the middle and Lukasz Fabianski saved his scuffed shot. Tevez then set Micah Richards free down the right but this time Bacary Sagna slid in to deal with the cross. Yet no sooner had City started to look dominant than Boyata, as the last man, was sent off for bringing down Marouane Chamakh as he raced onto a Fabregas ball. Mark Clattenburg took time to consider his verdict but showed a straight red card. After that it became clear Clattenburg was in for a tough afternoon as the tackles started to fly in. He booked Denilson for a late challenge on Tevez but showed restraint after Nigel de Jong felled Fabregas. Gareth Barry was shown a yellow card for fouling the Spaniard but Song escaped such punishment for a bad tackle on Silva. In terms of chances, City had the next when Tevez mishit a shot at Fabianski but Johan Djourou then headed over from a Sagna cross. The opening goal came after 20 minutes as Nasri played a one-two with Andrey Arshavin on the edge of the box and clipped the ball over Joe Hart. Fabregas, still being given close attention by City, was booked himself after tangling with De Jong. City responded by again attacking down the right as James Milner played Richards through. Arsenal struggled to get back but were relieved as Richards checked back onto his left foot and screwed his shot wide. Song and Djourou also went into Clattenburg's notebook before the break after challenges on Silva and Tevez respectively. The game refused to settle down and Clattenburg was called upon again as Vincent Kompany recklessly lunged in on Fabregas just inside the area. A penalty was the obvious outcome but Hart kept City in the game with a brilliant save from Fabregas' spot-kick. Fabregas had another opportunity early in the second half after combining well with Chamakh and Nasri but his first-time shot was weak and easily saved by Hart. City boss Roberto Mancini decided to make a bold change after 52 minutes, gambling on the determination of Adebayor to impress and removing usual talisman Tevez. An intricate move saw Milner feed Silva inside the box and the Spaniard's curving right-foot shot was brilliantly tipped wide by Fabianski. Adebayor had a chance from the resulting corner but Fabianski's presence forced him to direct his header over. Arshavin then drilled a shot straight at Hart from 20 yards as Arsenal continued to push. Song finished City off in the 66th minute when he grabbed an opportunistic second for the visitors. Wayne Bridge had blocked a Fabregas pass intended for Chamakh but the ball ran loose and Song, unchallenged, pounced to smash it into the top corner. Adebayor raised City fans' spirits when he forced a fine save from Fabianski with a firm header but a flag had already been raised for offside. There was a stoppage 15 minutes from time when an object appeared to be thrown from the crowd as Arsenal prepared to take a corner. Substitute Bendtner put the result beyond any doubt five minutes from time when he raced clear and finished from a tight angle. Fit-again £23million signing Mario Balotelli went close to a late consolation when he forced Fabianksi to tip over. CARLING CUP Tuesday 26th October 2010   Birmingham  v  Brentford 19.45 Ipswich  v  Northampton 19.45 Leicester  v  West Brom 19.45 Man Utd  v  Wolves 20.00 Wigan Athletic  v  Swansea City 19.45  Wednesday 27th October 2010   Aston Villa  v  Burnley 19.45 Newcastle  v  Arsenal 19.45 West Ham  v  Stoke City 19.45   NEWCASTLE UNITED 2010/11 PREMIERSHIP WEST HAM 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Nolan, Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Guthrie, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 2 WIGAN ATH 2 (Ameobi, Coloccini)Krul, Perch (Ranger 89), Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 66), Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ameobi 60), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Kadar.  MAN CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Gutierrez)Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini (Campbell 36), Jose Enrique, Ben Arfa (Routledge 7), Nolan (Carroll 76), Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Ameobi. Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 1 STOKE CITY 2 (Nolan pen)Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 62), Barton, Tiote (Ameobi 74), Routledge, Nolan, Carroll. Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Ranger. EVERTON 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ben Arfa)Harper (Krul 35), Perch, Coloccini, Williamson,Jose Enrique, Routledge, Tiote, Barton,Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 84), Nolan, Carroll. Subs Not Used: Campbell, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 0 BLACKPOOL 2Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ameobi 81), Smith (Lovenkrands 62), Barton, Gutierrez (Ben Arfa 73), Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Ryan Taylor, Tiote. WOLVES 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll (Ameobi 81).Subs Not Used: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Vuckic, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 6 ASTON VILLA 0 (Barton, Nolan 2, Carroll 3)Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ameobi 76), Smith (Ryan Taylor 76), Barton, Gutierrez (Xisco 80), Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Lovenkrands, Vuckic, Tavernier. MAN UTD 3 NEWCASTLE 0Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Nolan (Ameobi 71), Barton,Gutierrez (Xisco 80), Carroll. Subs Not Used: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Vuckic, Ranger, Tavernier. CARLING CUP CHELSEA 3 NEWCASTLE 4 (Ranger, R Taylor, Ameobi 2)Krul, Ryan Taylor (Tiote 63), Campbell, Coloccini (Williamson 63), Ferguson (Barton 90), Ranger, Gutierrez, Vuckic, Smith, Ameobi, Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Nolan, Carroll, Ben Arfa. ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ryan Taylor, Ameobi, Lovenkrands)Krul, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Tavernier, Ferguson, Ranger, Donaldson, Vuckic (Nolan 90), LuaLua, Ameobi,Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Williamson, Barton, Routledge, Perch, Smith. PRE-SEASON CARLISLE 0 NEWCASTLE 3 (Best, Ranger, Vuckic)Harper (Krul 46), Tavernier (R Taylor 46), Coloccini (S Taylor 46) (Henderson 81), Williamson (Perch 46), Enrique (Ferguson 46), Inman (Routledge 46), Smith (Barton 46), Nolan (Guthrie 46), LuaLua (Vuckic 46) , Carroll (Best 46), Lovenkrands (Ranger 46). NORWICH CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ameobi)Krul, Taylor (Routledge 45), Tavernier, Coloccini (Williamson 45), Diaz (Ferguson 57); Ranger (Xisco 45), Barton (Smith 45), Nolan (Guthrie 45), Vuckic (Edmundsson 72); Best (Lovenkrands 45), Carroll (Ameobi 45). NEWCASTLE 2 PSV EINDHOVEN 2 (R.Taylor, Best) Harper, Perch, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Guthrie, Nolan, Smith, Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands, Ameobi. Subs: Carroll, Xisco, Best, LuaLua, Krul, Vuckic, Ranger, Donaldson, Tavernier. DEPORTIVO 0 NEWCASTLE 0 (NUFC win 5-4 on penalties - Lovenkrands, Nolan, Carroll, R Taylor, Barton)Harper (Krul 46); R Taylor, Perch (Tavernier 52), Coloccini, Enrique; Routledge, Barton, Guthrie (Nolan 46), Xisco (Gutierrez 46); Carroll, Best (Lovenkrands 73). Subs (not used): Smith, Ferguson RANGERS 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Lovenkrands)Harper; Perch (Tavernier 81), Coloccini (Ferguson 81), Williamson, Enrique (R Taylor 56); Routledge (Xisco 83), Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez (Lovenkrands 69); Carroll (Ameobi 46). NEWCASTLE UTD MAD CONTACT US (Kev):   Kevnumad@fsmail.net  


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