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Emirates Stadium (ATT 59,872) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Foy

Arsenal Arsenal vs Stoke City Stoke

Arsenal 1

L Podolski (78)


Stoke 0

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  1. 92

    Clash between Owen and Arteta after a heft challenge from the Spaniard. Owen responded by seeming to punch Arteta in the ribs, but the referee took no action.

  2. 91

    Aaron Ramsey replaces Walcott.

  3. 89

    The game is quite frantic now, with neither side in the ascendancy. Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  4. 88

    Shawcross booked for a studs-up tackle on Koscielny.

  5. 84

    Triple substitution for Stoke as Kenwyne Jones, Cameron Jerome and Michael Owen are sent on for Crouch, Walters and Cameron.

  6. 80

    Going back to the goal, the linesman was flagging for an offside against Walcott from the free-kick, but he was not active and referee overruled him. Good refereeing.

  7. 80

    Great chance for Cazorla as he bundles his way past the Stoke defence with a combination of luck and skill, but saw his poked right-foot shot tipped over by Begovic.

  8. 78

    Breakthrough at last for Arsenal as, from the foul Wilkinson conceded, Podolski's low free-kick is deflected past the helpless Begovic.

  9. 78

    Goal! Arsenal 1-0 Stoke (Lukas Podolski)

  10. 78

    Goal Arsenal! But the linesman is flagging...

  11. 77

    Wilkinson booked for a foul on Walcott as the England winger cut in from the right and looked to skip along the edge of the box.

  12. 75

    Monreal shoots from 25 yards out .... is this the moment to mark his debut in style? .... no, because it's badly sliced and almost hits the corner flag.

  13. 73

    Half-chance for Arsenal as Cazorla reaches the right byline and lofts a cross to Giroud, who looped a header narrowly wide. Begovic had it covered, though.

  14. 72

    Arsenal back on the front foot again and the pressure is starting to build back up. The hosts have resumed pinging it around the final third and probing.

  15. 70

    Whelan is booked for bundling over Cazorla as Arsenal counter-attacked.

  16. 69

    Podolski has taken over on the Arsenal left, with Cazorla in the centre. Stoke has edged their way back into the game in the last 5-10 minutes and Arsenal have simultaneously lost their momentum.

  17. 68

    Cazorla and Podolski replace Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby.

  18. 64

    Stoke finally find a yard of space to get a shot away, but it fell to the wrong man, Shawcross, who blazes a left-footer well wide. Walcott is down now after a clash with Wilkinson. It seems like he was caught by a stray hand, but it wasn't intentional. Cazorla and Podolski about to come on...

  19. 63

    Stoke finally break Arsenal's monopoly of the ball and start pinging it around themselves for a while. Just like Arsenal, though, they're lacking penetration.

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1 Chelsea 38 87
2 Manchester City 38 79
3 Arsenal 38 75
4 Manchester United 38 70
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 64
6 Liverpool 38 62
7 Southampton 38 60
8 Swansea City 38 56
9 Stoke City 38 54
10 Crystal Palace 38 48
11 Everton 38 47
12 West Ham United 38 47
13 West Bromwich Albion 38 44
14 Leicester City 38 41
15 Newcastle United 38 39
16 Sunderland 38 38
17 Aston Villa 38 38
18 Hull City 38 35
19 Burnley 38 33
20 Queens Park Rangers 38 30