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Emirates Stadium (ATT 60,089) 30th January 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Friend

Arsenal Arsenal vs Liverpool Liverpool

Arsenal 2

O Giroud (64)
T Walcott (67)


Liverpool 2

L Suarez (5)
J Henderson (60)

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  1. 90+4

    That is it as the whistle goes and the end of a fantastic game

  2. 90+3

    Liverpool nearly win it with Suarez after Arsenal give it away again but his shot is palmed away by Szczesny.

  3. 90+2

    The corner is deep and aimed for Downing at the back post but it is cut out.

  4. 90+1

    Gerrard releases Suarez on the left and his cross is deflected behind for another corner.

  5. 90

    Bad tackle by Mertesacker and he goes in the book. There will be four added minutes as Liverpool win a corner.

  6. 89

    Free-kick to Liverpool 40 yards from the Arsenal goal after a foul on Enrique by Ramsey.

  7. 88

    Suarez then has a chance from the edge of the Arsenal area after being set up by Downing but he shoots over the bar.

  8. 87

    Giroud should have won it for Arsenal as some more slick play from the Gunners ends with Podolski crossing to the Frenchman, who gets his feet in a tangle and misses from five yards.

  9. 87

    Corner for Arsenal on the left and Gerrard heads clear.

  10. 85

    Gerrard gives the ball away and Arsenal look dangerous again. Giroud tries to push the ball around Agger on the edge of the area and then goes to ground but is booked for the dive.

  11. 84

    Arsenal turn defence into attack quickly again and Reina has to palm the ball behind after a Giroud shot from the edge of the box. Giroud then heads over from the corner and should have done better.

  12. 83

    Liverpool break this time and Enrique wins a corner on the left.

  13. 82

    Deep corner by Downing is cleared and Arsenal break. Liverpool try to get back but Cazorla is the man over on the left and his shot is just wide of the far post.

  14. 81

    Suarez ploughs a lone furrow up front but does enough to win his side a corner on the right.

  15. 79

    Another swift break from Arsenal down the right and Walcott's cross is well cleared by Agger.

  16. 78

    Mertesacker meets the centre with his head and his attempt is just over the bar and on the roof of the net.

  17. 78

    Cazorla to take a free-kick from the right edge of the Liverpool area.

  18. 76

    Long ball tries to find Giroud in the Liverpool box but the visitors are able to clear once more.

  19. 74

    Great cross from the left by Podolski is headed clear well by Johnson. Gerrard breaks for Liverpool and tries to find Suarez but Mertesacker can guide the ball back to his keeper.

  20. 74

    Sliding challenge by Gerrard on Mertesacker and the Liverpool midfielder goes in the book

  21. 73

    Backpass sliced out of play by Reina and a throw on the left for Arsenal.

  22. 71

    Jose Enrique comes on for Sturridge as Liverpool make a change.

  23. 70

    Liverpool can barely get a kick at the moment and Walcott tries with his left foot this time from the edge of the area and it flashes just past the upright.

  24. 69

    It is all Arsenal and Podolski tries his luck again from the edge of the box but it is just over the bar.

  25. Can Arsenal go on and win? The Gunners are 13/8 now with Walcott 8/1 to net next.

  26. 67

    GOAL ARSENAL: Arsenal pressure pays off again as a lovely layoff from Giroud is thrashed home by Walcott with his right foot from 15 yards.

  27. 64

    GOAL ARSENAL: Great delivery from the free-kick and Giroud's header is low and to the left of Reina to cut the deficit.

  28. 63

    Walcott tries to make something happen and is just getting up to top speed when he is halted by Johnson for an Arsenal free-kick.

  29. 62

    Good work on the edge of the Liverpool area between Giroud and Podolski and the latter shoots just wide.

  30. 60

    GOAL LIVERPOOL: Henderson takes on the whole Arsenal defence and although he gets the luck of the break off an Arsenal leg, his effort deserves to double the Liverpool lead as he slots into the unguarded net. Awful at the back again from the Gunners.

  31. 59

    Sagna attempts to thread a ball into the Liverpoool box but it has too much pace and is straight through to Reina.

  32. 59

    The game is restarted with a Liverpool throw in their own half.

  33. 57

    Podolski's free-kick hits the wall and then his second effort hits Jamie Carragher with venom in the midriff. No surprise to see the veteran on the ground and he is getting some treatment.

  34. 55

    More pressure from Arsenal but Liverpool continue to defend with resolution. Lucas gives away a free-kick just outside his own area as Wilshere tumbles to the ground.

  35. 54

    Another great chance as Walcott meets a cross from the left but his header misses the target.

  36. 53

    Arsenal sloppy again as they give the ball away and Liverpool break. Sturridge beats a couple of defenders but slips at a vital moment and loses possession.

  37. 52

    Neat passing by Arsenal in the Liverpool box and Podolski goes down between two defenders but no penalty.

  38. 51

    Henderson challenges for a clearance by Reina but gives away a free-kick just inside the Arsenal half.

  39. 49

    It looks lik a handball from Vermaelen in his own area which is appealed by Sturridge and Suarez. It is not spotted and play goes on with Sturridge eventually shooting wide from close range.

  40. 48

    Liverpool look danfgerous on the break again and knock the ball around nicely buit Downing's cross is then blocked.

  41. 46

    Early throw to Liverpool on the right just inside the Arsenal half.

  42. 46

    We are under way again at the Emirates.

  43. 46+3

    Liverpool see out the final moments comfortably and the whistle goes as a late cross from Podolski on the left is dealt with.

  44. 45+1

    Good run by Sturridge again but the ball to find him from Suarez has just too much pace.

  45. 45

    There will be three added mimutes.

  46. 43

    Lots of pressure from Arsenal but Liverppol break quickly again. Henderson is well forward on the left edge of the Arsenal box and Szczesny is out to meet him as the Liverpoll man tries to chip him. It ends up on the roof of the net.

  47. 42

    Good cross into the Liverpool box from Sagna and Agger makes a fine headed clearance.

  48. 40

    Good break by Arsenal after Suarez's flick goes astray but the final header by Giroud is straight at Reina for the easy save.

  49. 39

    Sturridge battles well for the ball on halfway and wins the foul after a challenge by Vermaelen.

  50. 37

    Great delivery from the free-kick by Gerrard but Agger's free header is from an offside position and saved anyway.

  51. 37

    Gibbs is injured worse than thought and he goes off with Andre Santos on.

  52. 36

    Daniel Agger wins a free-kick 30 yards from the Arsenal goal as he is hampered by Ramsey.

  53. 35

    The corner is delivered into a melee of players but it drops to a Liverpool shirt and is cleared.

  54. 35

    Surging run by Aaron Ramsey down the left and he forces a corner for his side under pressure from Andre Wisdom.

  55. 33

    Kieran Gibbs currently getting treatment and the game stops. He is back on his feet.

  56. 32

    Loads of room in the centre of the pitch for Henderson but his pass to try and find Sturridge is horribly overhit and goes behind for a goal-kick.

  57. 30

    Liverpool try to carve another opening but Suarez can't get his pass into the Arsenal box past Wilshere.

  58. 29

    Good play from Liverpool again. Sturridge finds Henderson in the Arsenal box and he feeds Suarez, who shoots just wide of the target.

  59. 27

    Awful clearance by Per Mertesacker this time to Henderson and he finds Suarez in the box. The ball just won't sit for him but he earns a corner. Agger meets the centre with a header and Podolski clears off the line.

  60. 25

    Appeal for handball as Walcott tries to cross but no penalty. Cazorla is booked for a foul on Suarez as Liverpool clear and try to break.

  61. 24

    Desperate defending by Liverpool. Podolski has space to cross or shoot on the left of the box and chooses the later as he tries to find Giroud. Gerrard clears behind.

  62. 22

    Good break down the right by Liverpool but the final pass is shocking and behind for an Arsenal goal-kick.

  63. 20

    All action still as Walcott is clear down the right but his cross is far too near Reina, who catches with ease.

  64. 19

    More chances for Arsenal as Thomas Vermaelen sees his effort deflected to walcott, who shoots wide. Liverpool then break quickly with Suarez finding Stewart Downing on the left but his cross is way too strong.

  65. 17

    Arsenal corner on the right is once more cleared by Liverpool. It is not convincing thouigh and Arsenal threaten again. Giroud shoots and his effort is deflected over for another corner, which Carragher heads clear.

  66. 16

    Cross from the left by Santi Cazorla is headed clear by the fit-again Johnson.

  67. 14

    Short stoppage as Johnson gets some treatment after challenging for a high ball.

  68. Can the Gunners battle back? From pre-match favourites at 11/10 they are now 5/2 to win, while Walcott is 5/1 favourite to score next.

  69. 12

    Good work down the left by Lukas Podolski and his cross finds Olivier Giroud at full pace but the striker fires wide of the target.

  70. 11

    Sturridge then almost forces Wojciech Szczesny into an awful error as the keeper dribbles the ball and ASrsenal are almost punished again.

  71. 11

    Superb ball through from Suarez finds Sturridge but his right-foot-shot from the edge of the area lacks power and is off target.

  72. 9

    Arsenal press again but the ball goes behind for a Liverpool goal-kick.

  73. 8

    Good work by Gerrard deep in his own half as he clears the ball for an Arsenal throw-in.

  74. 6

    Theo Walcott almost has Arsenal level straight away as he latches on to a ball over the top but his shot is saved well by Pepe Reina.

  75. 5

    GOAL LIVERPOOL: Bacary Sagna slips on the left and Glen Johnson goes clear and crosses to an unmarked Sturridge. His shot is blocked but Luis Suarez is able to sweep home after a pass from Jordan Henderson.

  76. 4

    No joy from the corner as the ball eventually ends up with Daniel Sturridge in the Arsenal box but it bounces off his leg and is behind for a goal-kick.

  77. 3

    First corner of the game goes to Liverpool on the left.

  78. 1

    Steven Gerrard flattens Jack Wilshere just inside the Arsenal half and the whistle goes for a free-kick.

  79. 1

    Milder evening in London tonight and Arsenal get us under way.

  80. Close to kick-off now and thanks to all the emailers, sorry I could not get round to everyone.

  81. Here is some news from Sky Bet ahead of the kick-off: 'Arsenal are attracting the majority of the backing at 11/10 with Liverpool the 23/10 outsiders and a draw 5/2. Luis Suarez and Olivier Giroud lead their respective lines and are both price boosted to 6/1 to open the scoring.'

  82. Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Wisdom, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Jones, Jose Enrique, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Skrtel.

  83. Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott, Podolski, Giroud. Subs: Mannone, Diaby, Koscielny, Rosicky, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson.

  84. Pre-match news:Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recalls his regulars for tonight's Barclays Premier League clash at Arsenal, making seven changes from the side humiliated at Oldham in the FA Cup on Sunday. Captain Steven Gerrard, who came off the bench in the 3-2 defeat at Boundary Park, goalkeeper Jose Reina and centre-back Jamie Carragher all return to the side. Arsenal have also shuffled their team for the 3-2 cup win at Brighton, with captain Thomas Vermaelen tonight fit again following an ankle problem, while Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere both start with in-form France striker Olivier Giroud leading the attack.

  85. Good evening and welcome along to tonight's coverage of Arsenal v Liverpool. Drop me a line with your thoughts on what you think will happen to



Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 19 46
2 Manchester City 19 43
3 Manchester United 19 36
4 Southampton 19 33
5 Arsenal 19 33
6 West Ham United 19 31
7 Tottenham Hotspur 19 31
8 Swansea City 18 28
9 Newcastle United 19 26
10 Liverpool 18 25
11 Stoke City 19 25
12 Everton 19 21
13 Aston Villa 19 21
14 Sunderland 19 20
15 Queens Park Rangers 19 18
16 West Bromwich Albion 19 17
17 Hull City 19 16
18 Crystal Palace 19 16
19 Burnley 19 16
20 Leicester City 19 13