Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal (20.01.2013) Live Commentary

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It’s 2 – 1 as the referee blows for full-time.
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41784 spectators are watching the match in London.
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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud misses with an attempt on goal.
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Corner awarded to Arsenal.
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Arsenal have been awarded a corner by Martin Atkinson.
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Corner awarded to Arsenal.
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Arsenal have been awarded a corner by Martin Atkinson.
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Martin Atkinson will wait an extra 5 minutes before blowing the whistle to end the second half.
90′
Olivier Giroud gets his shot on target but fails to score for Arsenal.
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Important block from the Arsenal defence as Ryan Bertrand fires in a strike for Chelsea.
88′
 
Rafael Benitez (Chelsea) is making a third substitution, with Marko Marin replacing Eden Hazard.
88′
Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen gets his shot away but it misses the target.
87′
 
Chelsea’s Ashley Cole has been booked in London.
83′
Demba Ba (Chelsea) goes for goal but the shot is blocked by an alert defence.
83′
Arsenal drive upfield and Theo Walcott gets in a shot. The strike is blocked by a Chelsea defender.
80′
 
The home team have replaced Fernando Torres with Demba Ba. This is the second substitution made today by Rafael Benitez.
79′
Jack Wilshere returns to the field for Arsenal after picking up a slight injury.
79′
 
Play has been resumed.
79′
 
Jack Wilshere is down and play has been interrupted for a few moments.
77′
Chelsea’s Mata has run offside.
76′
Fernando Torres of Chelsea smashes in a shot on target. The keeper saves, though.
75′
 
Andrey Arshavin is replacing Abou Diaby for Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
73′
Chelsea drive forward but Mata is judged offside.
73′
Chelsea drive forward and Ramires gets in a shot. Without netting, however.
72′
 
Chelsea make their first substitution with Ryan Bertrand replacing Oscar.
71′
 
Corner awarded to Chelsea.
67′
 
Arsenal have been awarded a corner by Martin Atkinson.
67′
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) is given an opening but the shot is blocked by a defender.
66′
 
Mata is booked for the home team.
61′
Theo Walcott is back on the pitch.
61′
Arsenal are coming forward and Theo Walcott gets in a strike, it misses the target, however.
60′
 
The match at Stamford Bridge is underway again.
59′
 
Arsene Wenger is making the team’s first substitution at Stamford Bridge with Aaron Ramsey replacing Francis Coquelin.
59′
 
Martin Atkinson waits before resuming play because Theo Walcott for Arsenal is still down.
58′
 
Santi Cazorla with an assist there.
58′
 
Goal! Arsenal reduce the deficit to 1 – 2 through Theo Walcott.
57′
Chelsea’s Frank Lampard gets in a shot but it is blocked by a Arsenal defender.
57′
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud goes close with his head but his effort is blocked.
55′
Olivier Giroud for Arsenal is whistled offside.
53′
Olivier Giroud is back on his feet again.
53′
 
The match is underway again.
52′
 
Play has been interrupted briefly in London to check on Olivier Giroud, who is grimacing with pain.
51′
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal is pulled up for offside.
49′
Arsenal push forward through Theo Walcott, whose finish on goal is saved.
47′
In London Arsenal drive forward through Per Mertesacker. His shot is on target but it’s saved.
46′
 
The whistle has gone to start the second-half.
45′
 
Martin Atkinson blows to end the first-half.
45′
Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has run offside.
45′
 
1 minutes will be added to the first half in London.
45′
Bacary Sagna for Arsenal is back on the field again.
45′
Chelsea’s Fernando Torres breaks free at Stamford Bridge. But the strike goes wide of the post.
42′
 
Chelsea have been awarded a corner by Martin Atkinson.
41′
Arsenal drive forward but Theo Walcott is judged offside.
38′
 
Corner awarded to Arsenal.
38′
 
The match in London is underway once more.
38′
 
The match at Stamford Bridge has been interrupted briefly for a check on Bacary Sagna, who is down injured.
36′
Ramires of Chelsea gets in a strike, but is off target.
34′
Theo Walcott of Arsenal is pulled up for offside.
33′
Oscar for Chelsea is whistled offside.
22′
 
Corner awarded to Arsenal.
21′
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard gets in a shot on goal at Stamford Bridge. But the effort is unsuccessful.
18′
 
Arsenal have been awarded a corner by Martin Atkinson.
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Goal! Frank Lampard extends Chelsea’s lead from the spot. They now lead 2 – 0.
16′
 
At Stamford Bridge, Wojciech Szczesny has been yellow-carded for the away team.
16′
 
Chelsea have been awarded a penalty in London…
14′
Chelsea are pushing forward but Oscar’s finish is wide of the goal.
11′
Chelsea’s Frank Lampard is whistled for offside at Stamford Bridge.
11′
 
Chelsea have been awarded a corner by Martin Atkinson.
11′
Eden Hazard for Chelsea drives towards goal at Stamford Bridge. But the finish is unsuccessful.
9′
 
Corner awarded to Arsenal.
9′
Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla is on target but unsuccessful.
8′
Oscar for the home team is judged to be offside.
7′
Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin is back in action after a slight knock.
7′
 
Play is underway once more.
6′
 
Francis Coquelin is writhing in pain and play has been suspended for a few moments.
6′
 
That’s a fine assist from Eden Hazard.
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Goal! Chelsea have got their heads in front thanks to a Mata strike.
5′
Olivier Giroud for Arsenal gets in a strike but fails to hit the target.
3′
Chelsea attack but Branislav Ivanovic’s header doesn’t find the target.
1′
In London Chelsea attack through Frank Lampard. The finish is off target, however.
1′
 
Today’s referee, Martin Atkinson, has blown to start the match.
If Branislav Ivanovic scores against Arsenal it will be his 5th goal for Chelsea this season.
During the last 21 meetings with Chelsea playing at home, Chelsea has won 6 times, there have been 7 draws while Arsenal has won 8 times. The goal difference is 31-26 in the favour of Arsenal.
 
Rafael Benitez and Arsene Wenger have now revealed their starting line-ups.
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Did you know that Arsenal scores 28% of their goals between the minutes 31-45?