Saturday September 25, 2010 Day 6 Finished Emirates Stadium

Arsenal 2 - 3 West Bromwich Albion

  • Nasri 75’, 90’
  • Odemwingie 50’
  • Jara 52’
  • Thomas 73’

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  1. West Brom win after Almunia horror show

    West Brom win after Almunia horror show

    West Brom stunned Arsenal with a 3-2 win in their Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium with Manuel Almunia largely culpable. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Arsenal
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' The full-time whistle goes at the Emirates, and West Brom hang on to clinch a stunning 3-2 win against Arsenal! Boos ring out around the ground, and that is a huge result for the Baggies! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+4' Di Matteo looks on anxiously as his side look to hang on desperately! It's frantic defending from the visitors, and Arsenal have a corner!
    • 90+3' Arsenal stroke the ball around patiently in the West Brom half, and the Baggies defend stoutly.
    • 90+2' Arshavin drives a low shot towards the near post, but Carson gets down well to save.
    • 90+1' GOAL!!!!! NASRI GRABS HIS SECOND! The Frenchman races through on goal and keeps his nerve to slide the ball beyond Carson for the second time - can Arsenal grab a late equaliser now?!
    • 90' Five minutes will be added, and that gives Arsenal every chance to get back into this match.
    • 89' Rosicky gets down the right at pace, but he cannot find anyone in a red shirt inside the box.
    • 88' Nasri cannot bring the ball down into his stride, and again West Brom clear the danger.
    • 87' Sagna gets down the right for the hosts, but he cannot find Chamakh with his cross.
    • 86' West Brom keep the ball superbly as the visitors refuse to give Arsenal a glimmer of an opportunity.
    • 85' Mulumbu regains the ball for the visitors, before Odemwingie holds the ball up down the right.
    • 84' Vela has barely seen the ball since coming on for Arsenal, and the Mexican's first touch lets him down.
    • 83' Graham Dorrans comes on to replace James Morrison, and that is the Baggies full allocation of subs.
    • 82' Somen Tchoyi comes on to replace the excellent Thomas, and Roberto Di Matteo looks to shore up his side's defences once more.
    • 81' West Brom are allowed to pass the ball around at the back, and this is poor from Arsenal.
    • 80' Rosicky is booked for a clumsy challenge on Reid, and that compounds his frustration.
    • 79' The visitors' obdurate defence continues to thwart Arsenal, and the hosts are restless!
    • 78' Arsenal are getting increasingly frustrated and desperate as West Brom continue to defend stoutly.
    • 77' Nasri brings the ball forward once more, and the home fans are willing their side forward...
    • 76' Brunt is narrowly ruled offside as he races through on goal, and West Brom look very dangerous on the counter attack.
    • 75' GOAL!!!!! IT HAD TO BE NASRI! The Frenchman has been the Gunners' most creative player all afternoon, and he jinks through the West Brom box before beating Carson with a precise finish!
    • 74' Arsenal are absolutely reeling at the Emirates, and West Brom are in dream land!
    • 73' THOMAS MAKES IT THREE! Thomas ghosts in at the back post to slam the ball home with Almunia in no man's land! Brunt takes the ball down the right and squares it back into the path of Thomas, and Arsenal are being crushed here!
    • 71' Carson slices a horrible clearance out of touch, and that is very Almunia-esque as Arsenal continue to attack. Reid replaces Scharner.
    • 70' Arsenal continue to stroke the ball around mesmerically, but West Brom are defending superbly.
    • 69' This time Clichy is the man to be penalised as the excellent Scharner is fouled on halfway.
    • 68' Nasri drives a low shot from the resulting free kick, but it is deflected wide by Olsson for a corner.
    • 67' It's all Arsenal as you would expect, and Scharner rather cynically brings down Arshavin on the edge of the box to receive a booking.
    • 66' Vela does indeed come on for the hosts, and Koscielny is the man to make way: desperate times!
    • 65' Song storms through on goal, only to head over the crossbar from close range, and he really should have done better!
    • 64' Vela is about to come on for Arsenal, and the Mexican is required to inject some inspiration.
    • 63' Chamakh hares through on goal, but the forward fouls Carson in challenging for the loose ball.
    • 62' Nasri is getting very frustrated with his side as he looks to inject some urgency into proceedings.
    • 61' Scharner has been brilliant for West Brom this afternoon, and he makes another sturdy tackle on Song.
    • 60' The home fans are getting behind their side now, and Wilshere is the object of their affection.
    • 59' Jara challenges with Nasri inside the penalty area, and the Arsenal players appeal in vain for a penalty - no chance!
    • 58' Nasri should score! The Frenchman races through on goal, but cannot keep his composure with a poor finish straight at Carson.
    • 57' Wenger quickly makes a second change as Diaby comes off with Tomas Rosicky getting a chance.
    • 56' Eboue is replaced by Jack Wilshere as Wenger brings on his young starlet.
    • 55' Arshavin plays a stray through ball to no one in particular, and a loud jeer goes up around a disgruntled Emirates.
    • 54' Everyone in the ground is still utterly shellshocked at Almunia's incompetence, and he really is a dreadful keeper.
    • 53' What a shock this would be, and Arsenal will have to stage a remarkable recovery now in this second half.
    • 52' Brunt plays a delightful backheel into the path of Gonzalo Jara, and he slams a shot beyond Almunia, who commits another inexplicable error - he should have comfortably saved that!
    • 51' The Emirates is stunned, and Wenger is a very concerned man on the Arsenal bench.
    • 50' GOAL!!!!! ODEMWINGIE PUTS WEST BROM AHEAD! More brilliant work from Thomas outwide sees the winger get to the byline, and Odemwingie turns the ball beyond Almunia - West Brom are ahead!
    • 49' Jerome Thomas continues to cause his old club problems with another pacey run down the left.
    • 48' Morrison is battling for everything in midfield along with Scharner, and the pair are not allowing Arsenal time on the ball.
    • 47' Odemwingie is fouled on halfway by Koscielny, and the West Brom forward has been very impressive.
    • 46' The second half is underway at the Emirates, and the home fans will be expecting much more from their side.
    • 45+3' The half-time whistle goes at the Emirates, and it is goalless between Arsenal and West Brom, with the hosts fortunate to be level after Manuel Almunia conceded, then saved a penalty from Chris Brunt!
    • 45+2' Carson makes a fine save from Sagna on the stroke of half-time as the defender heads the ball on target from Arshavin's corner out on the right!
    • 45+1' There is a slight delay as Ibanez stays down for a long time nursing an apparent blow to his jaw, and no one quite knows how that happened! The home fans are pretty restless already.
    • 45' Two minutes will be added at the end of this first half as Nasri gets down the right and looks to fire across a testing delivery.
    • 44' Arsenal encounter a few hairy moments as the hosts fail to clear the ball from their box, but eventually Sagna does the honours.
    • 43' Shorey challenges with Sagna down the West Brom left, and the Baggies defender comes off best.
    • 42' Chamakh drives a volley straight at Brunt, amid wild protestations from the Arsenal players, but the ball clearly struck his back, not his arm.
    • 41' Sagna and Squillaci both hammer shots on target from close range, but somehow West Brom block the ball away.
    • 40' Brunt whips over the delivery, and Scharner rises high to head wide from the corner.
    • 39' Odemwingie gets down the right for the Baggies with a bright run, and that is fine play from the forward.
    • 38' HE'S MISSED IT! Brunt steps up and plants a very tame penalty straight at the keeper, and Almunia makes amends for his absurd rush of blood to the head with the save - what a let off!
    • 37' PENALTY! Brunt plays in Odemwingie, who gets in behind Koscielny with a superbly timed run, and inexplicably Almunia brings him down - dismal goalkeeping! Almunia is booked.
    • 36' Nasri volleys high and wide at the back post, but that was a delightful move from the hosts with Song and Sagna combining.
    • 35' Song surges down the right at pace, but he cannot pick out Chamakh with his dinked delivery.
    • 34' Chamakh has a tussle with Ibanez, and the referee opts to simply give the pair a stern talking to.
    • 33' Wenger watches on rather anxiously from his technical area as Arshavin loses out to Jara.
    • 32' Fabregas watches on from the sidelines, and already Arsenal lack his creativity in midfield.
    • 31' Odemwingie loses his marker Koscielny with a clever run, but he is caught very fractionally offside!
    • 30' Olsson does well to cover the tracks of Arshavin as the defender makes a timely challenge on the edge of his own box.
    • 29' Mulumbu is dispossessed by Song, and the midfielder is being caught off the pace of the game right now.
    • 28' Nasri gives the ball away very sloppily just outside the Arsenal penalty area, and Almunia has to come out and claim the loose ball - not clever from the Frenchman.
    • 27' Odemwingie does very well indeed as he cuts inside and fires a low shot towards the near post, only for Almunia to tip the ball round the post!
    • 26' The Baggies enjoy a fleeting spell of possession in the Arsenal half, and the hosts are suddenly pegged back.
    • 25' Diaby and Eboue combine in midfield, before Nasri fires a low shot narrowly wide of the near post from 25 yards out!
    • 24' Arsenal are enjoying 62 per cent of the possession at the Emirates, and West Brom are doing well to be level.
    • 23' Another free kick is awarded to the hosts, but again Arshavin's delivery is cleared by Ibanez.
    • 22' Eboue is fouled by Shorey, and Arsenal have a free kick out on the right now.
    • 21' Arsenal stroke the ball around at the back once more, and it is all the hosts at the moment.
    • 20' This is all too intricate from Arsenal, as Nasri and Chamakh keep the ball mesmerically on the edge of the WBA box, but no one wants to have a shot!
    • 19' Sagna whips over a devilish delivery, and Chamakh gets in front of Olsson, only to head narrowly wide of the near post - Arsenal come close again!
    • 18' Koscielny is very comfortable on the ball indeed, and the Frenchman links the play from the back.
    • 17' Morrison strays offside as he looks to scamper through on goal from Brunt's though ball.
    • 16' Sagna shepherds the ball back as Thomas forces his way down the left for the Baggies, and that is good defending.
    • 15' Nasri wins the ball back brilliantly for Arsenal, before scuffing his shot wide - promising play from the Frenchman.
    • 14' Arshavin hits the post twice - unbelievable! Eboue gets down the right before whipping over a superb delivery, and Arshavin twice turns the ball against the post in quick succession - how unlucky!
    • 13' Odemwingie holds the ball up effectively for the visitors, but he is already lacking support.
    • 12' Sagna is enjoying a lot of the ball out on the Arsenal right, while Eboue fires a low shot wide from the edge of the box.
    • 11' Scharner commits a foul on Diaby, and Nasri fires the resulting free kick wide of the near post.
    • 10' Eboue hobbles off to the touchline after a clash with Scharner on halfway, and he is moving very gingerly.
    • 9' Clichy gets foward superbly and fires a low shot on target, only for Pablo to block the ball away with Chamakh unable to latch on to the loose ball. Olsson is then booked for a rash challenge on Song.
    • 8' Eboue and Song combine in midfield for the hosts, before Sagna surges down the right but loses the ball.
    • 7' Mulumbu brings down Song in his own half, and the midfielder was simply off the pace there.
    • 6' Clichy and Arshavin exchange passes on halfway, and the Gunners keep the ball in the West Brom half.
    • 5' Brunt and Morrison exchange passes on halfway for the visitors, and the Baggies continue to impress early on.
    • 4' West Brom enjoy a good spell of possession in their half before Arshavin regains the ball for the hosts.
    • 3' Jerome Thomas, a product of the Arsenal youth system, gets a few early touches on halfway for the Baggies as the visitors start brightly.
    • 2' Arsenal stroke the ball around at the back before Song misplaces a long ball up to Chamakh.
    • 1 The first half is underway at the Emirates, and Arsenal kick us off in glorious sunshine in North London.
    • 14:55 Arsenal start without an Englishman in their line-up in the Premier League for the first time in seven months – since their 1-0 home victory against Liverpool on February 10. (Infostrada)
    • 14:50 Marouane Chamakh has scored in all three matches for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium so far this season. West Brom have not won in their last six league visits to Arsenal, losing their last two. Their only victory in the last 11 was 1-0 in old Division One in December 1983. (Infostrada)
    • 14:45 Today's referee is Michael Oliver. The Northumberland official has taken charge of two Premier League matches this season, but this is his first since August.
    • 14:40 Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion have met 112 times in the league. Arsenal have won 55, West Brom 31 and there have been 26 draws. (Infostrada)
    • 14:35 There's still no place for Graham Dorrans in the West Brom starting XI despite his game-changing appearance from the bench in last week's derby win over Birmingham. Recent signing Paul Scharner keeps his place in the Baggies midfield.
    • 14:30 Alex Song returns to the Arsenal side after he was suspended for the midweek Carling Cup win at Spurs. Emmanuel Eboue plays in midfield with Marouane Chamakh the lone striker for the Gunners.
    • 14:25 ARSENAL: Almunia, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Diaby, Eboue, Nasri, Arshavin, Chamakh. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Vela, Denilson, Wilshere, Djourou, Emmanuel-Thomas /// WEST BROMWICH ALBION: West Brom: Carson, Jara, Pablo, Olsson, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Reid, Dorrans, Zuiverloon, Fortune, Cox
    • 14:20 The pressures of managing in the Premier League have transformed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from a calm character into a 'nutter', according to his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Harry Redknapp. Read all about it.
    • 14:15 The Gunners are currently sitting second in the Premier League table on 11 points, while the newly-promoted Baggies are in a respectable 10th going into this clash. Premier League table
    • 14:10 Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Premier League between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL!!!!! NASRI GRABS HIS SECOND! The Frenchman races through on goal and keeps his nerve to slide the ball beyond Carson for the second time - can Arsenal grab a late equaliser now?!
    • 75' GOAL!!!!! IT HAD TO BE NASRI! The Frenchman has been the Gunners' most creative player all afternoon, and he jinks through the West Brom box before beating Carson with a precise finish!
    • 73' THOMAS MAKES IT THREE! Thomas ghosts in at the back post to slam the ball home with Almunia in no man's land! Brunt takes the ball down the right and squares it back into the path of Thomas, and Arsenal are being crushed here!
    • 65' Song storms through on goal, only to head over the crossbar from close range, and he really should have done better!
    • 58' Nasri should score! The Frenchman races through on goal, but cannot keep his composure with a poor finish straight at Carson.
    • 52' Brunt plays a delightful backheel into the path of Gonzalo Jara, and he slams a shot beyond Almunia, who commits another inexplicable error - he should have comfortably saved that!
    • 50' GOAL!!!!! ODEMWINGIE PUTS WEST BROM AHEAD! More brilliant work from Thomas outwide sees the winger get to the byline, and Odemwingie turns the ball beyond Almunia - West Brom are ahead!
    • 45+2' Carson makes a fine save from Sagna on the stroke of half-time as the defender heads the ball on target from Arshavin's corner out on the right!
    • 38' HE'S MISSED IT! Brunt steps up and plants a very tame penalty straight at the keeper, and Almunia makes amends for his absurd rush of blood to the head with the save - what a let off!
    • 37' PENALTY! Brunt plays in Odemwingie, who gets in behind Koscielny with a superbly timed run, and inexplicably Almunia brings him down - dismal goalkeeping! Almunia is booked.
    • 27' Odemwingie does very well indeed as he cuts inside and fires a low shot towards the near post, only for Almunia to tip the ball round the post!
    • 19' Sagna whips over a devilish delivery, and Chamakh gets in front of Olsson, only to head narrowly wide of the near post - Arsenal come close again!
    • 14' Arshavin hits the post twice - unbelievable! Eboue gets down the right before whipping over a superb delivery, and Arshavin twice turns the ball against the post in quick succession - how unlucky!
    • 14:25 ARSENAL: Almunia, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Diaby, Eboue, Nasri, Arshavin, Chamakh. Subs: Fabianski, Rosicky, Vela, Denilson, Wilshere, Djourou, Emmanuel-Thomas /// WEST BROMWICH ALBION: West Brom: Carson, Jara, Pablo, Olsson, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Odemwingie. Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Reid, Dorrans, Zuiverloon, Fortune, Cox

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Almunia Yellow Card
      • B. Sagna
      • S. Squillaci
      • L. Koscielny Yellow Card Substitution Out (66′)
      • G. Clichy
      • A. Song
      • A. Diaby Substitution Out (57′)
      • E. Eboué Substitution Out (56′)
      • S. Nasri Goals×2
      • A. Arshavin
      • M. Chamakh Yellow Card

      Subs

      • T. Rosický Substitution In57′ Yellow Card
      • J. Djourou
      • L. Fabianski
      • J. Wilshere Substitution In56′
      • J. Emmanuel-Thomas
      • Denílson
      • C. Vela Substitution In66′
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson
      • G. Jara Goal Yellow Card
      • Pablo
      • J. Olsson Yellow Card
      • N. Shorey
      • Y. Mulumbu
      • P. Scharner Yellow Card Substitution Out (71′)
      • C. Brunt
      • J. Morrison Substitution Out (78′)
      • J. Thomas Goal Substitution Out (84′)
      • P. Odemwingie Goal

      Subs

      • S. Reid Substitution In71′
      • M. Fortuné
      • B. Myhill
      • S. Tchoyi Substitution In84′
      • S. Cox
      • G. Zuiverloon
      • G. Dorrans Substitution In78′
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