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Division 1, Week 21

Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle

Division One League Match, Arsenal vs. Newcastle (Wed Mar 25)


                              Arsenal  |  Newcastle
                              4-5-1 A  |  4-5-1 A
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Tony Glendinning
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK T_Conner
                          Henrique DF  |  DF B_Benson
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF A_Ramos
                           S_Ramos DF  |  DF I_Hart
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF S_Logan
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF F_Moussa
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF Robinho
                          E_Spence MF  |  MF W_Zaha
                            B_Yaga MF  |  MF A_Karnak
                         S_Wiltord MF  |  MF A_Addey
                          N_Anelka FW  |  FW Ivica_Strok
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB W_Hunt
                         C_Blewitt SUB |  SUB A_Hanson
                        S_Matthews SUB |  SUB K_Fasan
                          P_Crouch SUB |  SUB E_Huws
                          L_Suarez SUB |  SUB Y_Van_Der_Vu

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 3  :(arn) A defence splitting pass from E_Spence to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  T_Conner won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 7  :(arn) T_Cruise flicks it past S_Logan
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  S_Logan goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 7  :(nwt) S_Logan sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  Ivica_Strok runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  D_James bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  F_Moussa with the thundering drive
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Moussa swings it in!
          ...  D_James catches it!
Min. 9  :(nwt) F_Moussa sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  T_Cruise pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  B_Kuipers has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by B_Kuipers!
Min. 11 :(nwt) F_Moussa reads the run of Ivica_Strok
          ...  Henrique dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 14 :(arn) D_Rocastle lays the ball back to P_Evra
          ...  P_Evra with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  T_Conner falls over
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  T_Conner looks a little embarrassed now!
          ...  That puts Arsenal ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle ...
Min. 16 :(nwt) I_Hart pulls it back to Robinho
          ...  Cleared by P_Evra
Min. 19 :(nwt) W_Zaha holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to A_Addey
          ...  A_Addey with a stunning strike !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 20 :(arn) The Arsenal manager shouts at them from the touchline to play C
Min. 20 :(nwt) F_Moussa takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into W_Zaha
          ...  W_Zaha with the side footed shot!
          ...  But D_James just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 21 :(arn) T_Cruise gains possession
          ...  T_Cruise looks to see where T_Conner is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Yaga chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  I_Hart clears the corner
Min. 22 :(arn) Henrique looks in some pain
          ...  He'll have to come off
Min. 22 :(arn) C_Blewitt will come on for Henrique and play DF
Min. 24 :(arn) D_Rocastle heads the ball back to E_Spence
          ...  S_Logan hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Anelka drives it into the box!
          ...  T_Conner catches it!
Min. 24 :(nwt) W_Zaha with the first time flick to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Ivica_Strok with a blistering shot !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 26 :(nwt) Robinho wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Addey
          ...  S_Ramos wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 27 :(arn) N_Anelka with the dribble
          ...  S_Logan gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 28 :(nwt) F_Moussa with a precise pass to I_Hart
          ...  S_Wiltord fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 29 :(arn) D_Rocastle plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  S_Wiltord keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Ivica_Strok takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 30 :(arn) E_Spence turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 33 :(arn) E_Spence wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to N_Anelka
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  I_Hart picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 34 :(arn) N_Anelka runs forward
          ...  S_Logan slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 35 :(nwt) A_Karnak with a short pass to find A_Addey
          ...  A_Addey hits a great shot !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  D_James dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had D_James beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Karnak curls it into the box!
          ...  D_James makes the catch!
Min. 39 :(nwt) Ivica_Strok barges P_Evra off the ball
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  E_Spence hits it out for a throw
Min. 41 :(arn) E_Spence pulls it back to B_Yaga
          ...  B_Yaga strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  T_Conner with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  D_Rocastle gets a shot in
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Yaga swings it in!
          ...  E_Spence gets a shot in
          ...  But T_Conner is equal to it
Min. 41 :(nwt) A_Karnak controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  A_Addey gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  C_Blewitt plays the back pass
          ...  D_James can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Moussa plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_James easily catches it!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(nwt) F_Moussa boots it towards Ivica_Strok
          ...  Ivica_Strok fires the shot in!
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 44 :(arn) T_Cruise hoists the ball across to N_Anelka
          ...  A thundering drive by N_Anelka !
          ...  T_Conner with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise swings it in!
          ...  The ball comes to N_Anelka
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 48 :(arn) T_Cruise back heels to find S_Wiltord in space
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  B_Benson hits it out for a throw
Min. 49 :(arn) C_Blewitt runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  A well-placed shot from C_Blewitt !
          ...  T_Conner won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle

Min. 46 :(arn) S_Ramos knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  But S_Logan slides in
Min. 47 :(arn) T_Cruise has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past I_Hart
          ...  He puts in N_Anelka!
          ...  N_Anelka is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But B_Kuipers waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat T_Conner
          ...  He tries to slide it past T_Conner
          ...  T_Conner smothers the ball !!
Min. 49 :(arn) S_Ramos plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  A skilful effort from S_Ramos !
          ...  T_Conner parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 57 :(arn) N_Anelka runs forward
          ...  N_Anelka sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by D_Rocastle!
          ...  B_Benson reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 58 :(nwt) A_Addey gains possession
          ...  E_Spence scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  B_Kuipers warned him
Min. 59 :(arn) N_Anelka holds the ball up
          ...  He sees S_Ramos in space!
          ...  S_Ramos launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  But T_Conner tips it over
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 60 :(arn) E_Spence sidesteps A_Ramos
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  E_Spence curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But T_Conner tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Spence swings it in!
          ...  T_Cruise gets his head on it
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Rocastle chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  N_Anelka gets to it!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 61 :(arn) D_Rocastle finds the run of N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka hits the ball first time!
          ...  But T_Conner makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 62 :(arn) N_Anelka sprints forward with the ball
          ...  But I_Hart spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 62 :(nwt) Robinho steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  S_Ramos forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Robinho plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It comes to A_Addey
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 63 :(arn) S_Wiltord picks out N_Anelka with the cross
          ...  I_Hart gets to the ball first
Min. 65 :(arn) B_Yaga looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to D_Rocastle
          ...  D_Rocastle attempts to nutmeg T_Conner!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into T_Conner's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 66 :(nwt) A_Karnak brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  A_Karnak hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 69 :(arn) S_Wiltord jumps over B_Benson's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  A glorious effort by S_Wiltord !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 70 :(nwt) A_Hanson replaces A_Ramos and will play DF
Min. 71 :(arn) S_Wiltord with the first time pass to N_Anelka
          ...  N_Anelka goes for goal !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 73 :(nwt) A_Hanson with a flicked pass to Ivica_Strok
          ...  S_Ramos is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 74 :(arn) R_Holding backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  N_Anelka latches onto the end of it
          ...  A powerful header from N_Anelka !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 74 :(nwt) F_Moussa barges T_Cruise off the ball
          ...  F_Moussa with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  D_James won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 75 :(arn) S_Wiltord finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled A_Hanson
          ...  S_Wiltord carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 77 :(arn) L_Suarez is coming on for N_Anelka and playing FW
Min. 79 :(nwt) Ivica_Strok lobs it over the defender
          ...  S_Ramos with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He received a good talking to from B_Kuipers
Min. 81 :(arn) S_Wiltord is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to L_Suarez
          ...  L_Suarez with a little chip!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  T_Conner is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Cruise chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of T_Conner
Min. 82 :(nwt) Y_Van_Der_Vu is going to be brought on
          ...  Ivica_Strok is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 82 :(nwt) E_Huws comes on for Robinho and takes up a MF role
Min. 82 :(arn) D_Rocastle pulls it back to P_Evra
          ...  I_Hart brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But B_Kuipers waves play on!!!
Min. 84 :(arn) L_Suarez takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  A_Addey rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  L_Suarez with the thundering drive
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 85 :(arn) S_Matthews is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Rocastle is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 85 :(nwt) S_Logan plays the back pass
          ...  T_Conner can't get to it!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Look at the despair on his face!!
          ...  Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle ...
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(arn) S_Matthews kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  B_Yaga gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Yaga chases it through, he must score !
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 90 :(nwt) F_Moussa kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  S_Wiltord wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 91 :(arn) S_Matthews finds the run of S_Ramos
          ...  E_Huws forces him off the ball

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 122,705
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Rocastle (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Evra (14), S_Logan (85 og)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_James (7), S_Wiltord (28), S_Ramos (73)
Injured              : Henrique (22)
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Newcastle Match Info
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Best player          : F_Moussa
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Arsenal      |   Newcastle
Attempts on Goal     :          26        |       9
Off target           :          17        |       7
On target            :           9        |       2
Possession           :          64        |       36
Corners              :           9        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          15        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       11
Key Passes           :          20        |       12
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Final Score          : Arsenal 2 - 0 Newcastle
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Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  37   2   2   3  26 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  63   0   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  31   8   6  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  30   7   7  40 |  96   0   2   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  58  18  28
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  30
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  29   9  39 |  96   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   2
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  89   0   0   5   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  65   2
E_Spence       MF   2  10  29  10  40 |  96   0   1   4   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  40  10
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  29   8  35 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
S_Wiltord      MF   3  10  25   8  41 |  96   0   1   3   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  28   0
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  26  21 |  81   0   0   1   0  10   0   0   0   0   0  10  22
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  29   7   6  22 |  74   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  20  21
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |   7   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  29  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |  15   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2

Player Statistics - Newcastle
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Conner       GK  35   3   3   2  32 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
B_Benson       DF   1  30   8   7  12 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Ramos        DF   2  27   9   8  41 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Hart         DF   3  27   7   6  23 |  96   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  10   0
S_Logan        DF   2  26  10   5  20 |  96   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80 -10   0
F_Moussa       MF   1   5  27  19  23 |  96   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40   2
Robinho        MF   1   7  27   8  23 |  86   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Zaha         MF   2   8  26  19  12 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
A_Karnak       MF   3   4  26  15  31 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -19
A_Addey        MF   2  11  26  10  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Ivica_Strok    FW   3   9   8  30  32 |  86   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
W_Hunt         GK  29   3   3   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Hanson       DF   2  29   9  10  22 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Fasan        DF   3  25  10   6  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Huws         MF   2   7  25  19  38 |  10   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Y_Van_Der_Vu   FW   3   8   7  26  32 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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