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I'm breathless after that game!
Liverpool dominated for large periods of the game but had to rely on a goal DEEP into injury to earn a point!
Giroud and Debuchy netted two goals from the Gunners 3 shots on targets!
Arsenal into 6th position and Liverpool up to 10th on the English Premiership!
100 minutes and it's over!!!
A brilliant game of football at Anfield!
Cazorla denied a fine winner!
Reminder it's still 10 vs 11!
One minute to go!
That was deserved— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) December 21, 2014
That was deserved
Not many better sights than someone attacking the ball and thumping a header into the onion bag!!! http://t.co/P3fFe2J16l— michael owen (@themichaelowen) December 21, 2014
Not many better sights than someone attacking the ball and thumping a header into the onion bag!!! http://t.co/P3fFe2J16l
.@13Szczesny13 pushes away Gerrard's 25-yard strike. Corner to Liverpool... (90) 2-1 #LFCvAFC— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 21, 2014
.@13Szczesny13 pushes away Gerrard's 25-yard strike. Corner to Liverpool... (90) 2-1 #LFCvAFC
Liverpool down to ten men as Borini sees red!
Shocking late and high challenge!
Still 6 minutes to go!
Sterling's shot is turned around for a corner!
Borini goes into the book!
Yellow card for dissent! He was unhappy about the throw in decision going against him!
But no goal this time and Borini strikes for goal!
86' Borini denied!
Wojciech Szczesny with a fine save from a strong header!
84' Liverpool out to avoid their third home defeat!
83' Waste from Coutinho!
Tightest of angles and he goes for a lashing strike!
Never in danger of beating the keeper...
Time running out for the Reds...
79' Sterling shoots!
He claims a handball...nothing given!
This game is being played at 1000miles an hour now!
Arsenal shots on goal: 2 Scored: 2 ... Liverpool shots on goal: 139 Scored 1.— JustPlainDarren (@JustPlainTwit) December 21, 2014
Arsenal shots on goal: 2 Scored: 2 ... Liverpool shots on goal: 139 Scored 1.
Rickie Lambert next to come on...
Liverpool going for broke!
77' Great battle between Sterling and Ox for the ball there!
Two talented youngsters going at it!
Sterling wins this round...
75 mins: Lucas runs onto Henderson's pass and drives agonisingly just wide of the post— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 21, 2014
75 mins: Lucas runs onto Henderson's pass and drives agonisingly just wide of the post
75' ANOTHER FLUFF FROM COUTINHO!
Sterling's cross finds Lallana, he lays it off to Coutinho...
But he duffs it!
74' HOW CLOSE WAS THAT?
I'll tell you...VERY!
Lucas gets onto the end of a Henderson pass... but his shot is inches wide!
73' Borini's introduction means Raheem Sterling will play as a left wing back...
Madness if you ask me...
72' Still no way through for Liverpool.
Despite all their dominance, the hosts still trail 2-1...
Fabio Borini about to come on for Markovic.
WHAT A STATISTIC!
100% of Arsenal's last six shots on target in the Premier League have resulted in goals.
1st time a midfielder has run beyond the strikers for arsenal.....produces a goal! 1-2— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 21, 2014
1st time a midfielder has run beyond the strikers for arsenal.....produces a goal! 1-2
69' All out attack by Liverpool!
Eventually a shot comes in but it's saved!
Gerrard's powerful strike is deflected but still saved!
??????! @IanJamesPoulter ! Giroud!— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) December 21, 2014
??????! @IanJamesPoulter ! Giroud!
Liverpool shots: 13.
Liverpool goals: 1.
Arsenal shots: 5.
Arsenal goals: 2. pic.twitter.com/bJG6mRhwpM— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2014
Liverpool shots: 13.
Liverpool goals: 1.
Arsenal shots: 5.
Arsenal goals: 2. pic.twitter.com/bJG6mRhwpM
67' Decent chance for Sterling!
Debuchy lucky not give away a penalty!
Sterling's shot doesn't test Wojciech Szczesny!
Brendan Rodgers summarises the game so far... http://t.co/FWINN7a4Zp pic.twitter.com/AknltosxdW— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) December 21, 2014
Brendan Rodgers summarises the game so far... http://t.co/FWINN7a4Zp pic.twitter.com/AknltosxdW
65' Coutinho scuffs his chance!
Almost another quick equaliser but Coutinho's shot is weak and rolls into the keeper's hands...
Neat finish from Olivier Giroud as his shot goes through Brad Jones legs!
Can the Gunners hold?
Sterling handled the ball around Szczesny before crossing for Gerrard - Arsenal would have been furious had that gone in & been allowed.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) December 21, 2014
Sterling handled the ball around Szczesny before crossing for Gerrard - Arsenal would have been furious had that gone in & been allowed.
61' What a chance!
Madness from Wojciech Szczesny! He comes out the box but Sterling takes it round him...
Sterling's cross finds Gerrard, who's diving header goes just over the bar!
FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-2 ARSENAL.
LIVERPOOL 2-2 ARSENAL. SKRTEL beats Chambers in the air and powers a header into the back of the net.
The Gunners bring on Nacho Monreal for Sanchez.
Another yellow card - this time for Cazorla.
Borini is sent off after fouling Cazorla.
Arsenal bring on Joel Campbell for Oxlade-Chamberlain. There will be nine minutes of stoppage time.
Borini is booked for throwing the ball away after failing to win a throw-in.
Borini's header forces Szczesny to palm the ball away.
There could be more than eight minutes of stoppage time so there's still some hope for Liverpool.
Arsenal have been poor throughout but seem set to claim three crucial points.
The Gunners bring Francis Coquelin on for Giroud.
Another change by Liverpool as Kolo Toure makes way for Rickie Lambert.
Jones comes for a corner but misses the ball completely, Liverpool need to keep attacking.
Lallana plays the ball back to Coutinho who should at least hit the target but contrives to miskick horribly.
Lucas clips a left-footed shot narrowly wide but it's all Liverpool again now.
Liverpool make a change as Fabio Borini replaces Markovic
Welbeck needs some treatment after a clash of heads with Mamadou Sakho.
Back come Liverpool but on this occasion Gerrard's deflected low drive is saved by Szczesny.
The home fans have been stunned into silence, the Reds must wonder how they're behind.
Quite how Arsenal are winning this match after being so poor in the first half is a real mystery.
LIVERPOOL 1-2 ARSENAL. Cazorla gets to the byline and pulls the ball back for GIROUD who drills a low shot past Jones.
Sterling beats the onrushing Szczesny but when he crosses the ball in, Gerrard can only loop a header over the bar.
Sanchez is having a poor game and when Arsenal win two corners in quick succession he fails to beat the first defender on each occasion.
Coutinho's corner is a dangerous one but no Liverpool team-mate can latch on to it.
Skrtel returns to the pitch after a six-minute delay as the match resumes.
Skrtel's head is being bandaged but the delay is now more than five minutes.
There's a lengthy delay and there's lot of blood but Skrtel looks set to continue.
Giroud steps on Skrtel, seemingly accidentally, and the Slovakian needs treatment for a head injury.
A good run by Cazorla but the Spaniard is unable to trouble Jones with his shot.
Debuchy fouls Sterling and is booked.
The second half is underway.
HALF TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-1 ARSENAL.
LIVERPOOL 1-1 ARSENAL. MATHIEU DEBUCHY climbs above Martin Skrtel and heads past a stranded Jones.
LIVERPOOL 1-0 ARSENAL. Henderson sets up COUTINHO who makes space for himself before beating Szczesny with a low shot.
Flamini is a little lucky not to pick up a second booking after clattering into Lallana.
Sanchez's dreadful corner fails to beat the first man. The Chile international hasn't got into the match at all yet.
Giroud's cross from the left flank is deflected away for a corner.
Sterling turns Mertesacker very easily but Markovic clips his right-footed shot over the bar after being set up by the 20-year-old England star.
Arsenal surely won't play as poorly as this in the second half and will be relieved to be still be on level terms.
Markovic sees his close-range effort blocked by Szczesny as Liverpool create the best chance of the match so far.
Welbeck is feeding off scraps and the Gunners just can't get going at all.
Lallana sets up the unmarked Countinho whose low shot is straight at Szczesny.
Flamini is struggling to get to grips with Coutinho who has the run of midfield at the moment.
Liverpool may have been on top from the kick-off but they have still not tested Szczesny.
Coutinho is finding lots of space but, when he tries to play in Sterling, Szczesny races off his line and gets to the ball first.
Arsenal have slowly managed to work their way into the match which is much more even now.
Chambers darts into the Liverpool area and the home side endure some problems before they clear the ball away from danger.
Lallana tries to trick his way into the area but his shot is eventually blocked.
Arsenal manage to break up a passing movement involving Markovic and Jordan Henderson on the edge of the area.
Mathieu Flamini picks up the first booking after catching Coutinho.
It's one-way traffic and a cultured Liverpool attack ends with Lallana lashing a left-footed shot just over the bar.
Liverpool have had all the early play while Arsenal have barely been out of their own half in the first ten minutes.
Sterling is seeing a lot of the ball in the early exchanges.
Lallana's first touch lets him down and the ball drifts out of play for a goal-kick.
Steven Gerrard steps up to take the free-kick but the former England international curls his effort wide.
Per Mertesacker brings Philippe Coutinho down on the edge of the area. Free-kick to Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling makes an early charge forward and it takes three Gunners stars to stop him.
Referee Michael Oliver blows his whistle to get the action at Anfield underway.
Mario Balotelli is suspended for Liverpool but Lazar Markovic and Adam Lallana both start.
Calum Chambers returns from suspension for Arsenal while Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck all start.
Both teams are better going forward than they are at defending, so lots of goals should be the order of the day this afternoon.
Arsenal starting line-up: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck.
Liverpool starting line-up: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Gerrard, Lallana, Sterling.
Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield this afternoon in a match Brendan Rodgers' side won 5-1 last season.
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