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Britannia Stadium (ATT 27,072) 26th August 2012 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: L Mason

Stoke Stoke City vs Arsenal Arsenal

Stoke 0


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  1. Stay with us for a full match report and all the reaction from the Britannia Stadium.

  2. It was far from a thriller, with very few decent opportunities at either end. Arsenal had the majority of the ball and forced 12 corners to Stoke's none, but have now failed to score in both of their first two fixtures.

  3. 90+4

    Mason blows for full-time and it finishes honours even.

  4. 90+3

    Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross drifts well wide and out of play. Time is almost up.

  5. 90+1

    Another good claim from Mannone as he gathers with Jerome in attendance.

  6. 90

    Three minutes of added time will be played.

  7. 89

    Astonishingly audacious effort from Giroud as he attempts to lob Begovic from long range and out wide on the left following Oxlade-Chamberlain's superb pass. The ball is only narrowly over the bar, but Ramsey was in acres of space through the middle.

  8. 88

    Begovic is taking his time over goalkicks, much to the anger of the visiting fans.

  9. 87

    Ramsey has a shot from outside the area but it flies a couple of yards wide of the target.

  10. 86

    Ramsey loses possession in midfield and Kighly is quickly onto the ball. His pass releases Walters, but the striker gets his angles all wrong as he tries to beat Mannone.

  11. 84

    Arsenal force another corner, their 11th of the contest while Stoke are yet to win one. It is soon followed by number 12.

  12. 82

    Some home fans are inexplicably booing Ramsey, the player whose leg was broken by Potters defender Ryan Shawcross.

  13. 81

    And Arsenal do likewise, with Aaron Ramsey coming on for Cazorla.

  14. 81

    Stoke make their third and final switch as Whelan goes off and Wilson Palacios joins the fray.

  15. 80

    Shouts of handball from the home faithful as Jenkinson controls the ball on his chest in the area. Mason is not interested.

  16. 78

    Stoke make another switch as Ryan Shotton comes on for Crouch. Warm applause for the big striker as he leaves the field.

  17. 77

    Crouch delivers a good cross into the box which Kightly heads down, but Arsenal are able to clear.

  18. 76

    Cazorla, who has probably seen more of the ball than any other Arsenal player, lofts a cross into the hands of Begovic.

  19. 74

    Diaby scuffs his shot wide after being found in the area by Jenkinson's cross.

  20. 73

    Arteta is given a sight of goal after Giroud's attempted pass somehow finds his feet, but can only fire the ball high and wide of the target.

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