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Aston Villa
2019-09-22 | 17:30 |  English Barclays Premier League | Emirates Stadium |  Full Time
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Arsenal Aston Villa
  • 59' Nicolas Pépé (Penalty)
    81' Calum Chambers (Goal)
    84' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Goal)
    3 Goals 2 20' John McGinn (Goal)
    60' Wesley (Goal)
  • 11' Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    35' Granit Xhaka
    44' Matteo Guendouzi
    85' Nicolas Pépé
    92' Bernd Leno
    95' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    6 Yellow Cards 1 83' Björn Engels
  • 41' Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    1 Red Cards
  • 90'

    Massive penalty appeal for Villa but VAR confirms it isn't.

  • 90'

    We will have 5 extra minutes.

  • 90'

    Villa push forward but McGinn falls over his own feet in the box and handles the ball.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME! 3-2. Arsenal win with 10 men. Villa put in a superb performance until they went 2-1 up and then just sat back. In truth Villa should have been 2 or 3 ahead by the time Arsenal equalised. Great 3 points for the Gunners albeit slightly fortunate.

  • 88'

    Villa now pushing forward to look for an equaliser.

  • 84'

    GOAL! ARSENAL! AUBAMEYANG! 3-2. Arsenal take the lead with 10 men! Aubameyeng hit the free kick and Heaton didn't even move. Villa will be kicking themselves but its all their own doing.

  • 83'

    Villa are a man up so why they are sitting so deep is ridiculous. Another chance for Arsenal now with a free kick just outside the box.

  • 81'

    GOAL! ARSENAL! CHAMBERS! 2-2. Villa don't clear their lines and Mings basically plays Chambers in who touches it past Heaton.

  • 79'

    Another corner for Arsenal. Xhaka is off for Torreira.

  • 75'

    Arsenal are camped in the Villa box and the visitors just can't get out.

  • 71'

    Aubameyang misses a chance. There is a flick from the corner and at the far post Aubameyang cannot get it on target.

  • 69'

    SUB for Villa - El Mohammedy is on for Trezeguet.

  • 69'

    Arsenal are getting closer! Guendozi lets fly from just outside the box and it smashes into the post. It bounces off the post into the diving Heaton but rolls narrowly wide of the post.

  • 66'

    Luiz forces Heaton to tip over from a free kick. Good strike and it needed saving.

  • 64'

    Villa should score again but Trezeguet shoots straight at Leno.

  • 61'

    GOAL! ASTON VILLA! WESLEY! 1-2. Arsenal's defence is bordering on a joke. Grealish squares with his left foot and Wesley finishes with the outside of his left boot.

  • 60'

    CLOSE! McGinn almost immediately gets Villa ahead again but his attempt is just wide.

  • 59'

    GOAL! ARSENAL! PEPE! 1-1. Pepe beats Heaton from the spot. That is Pepe's first goal for the Gunners.

  • 58'

    PENALTY for Arsenal. Guendozi is brought down by Engels. Definite penalty.

  • 55'

    Arsenal look void of any ideas in the final third while Villa have had a number of counter attacks. One still feels that a second goal will probably be required.

  • 52'

    Mings somehow finds himself up the left wing on the counter attack and puts in a good cross which Sokratis cuts out just in time.

  • 50'

    Referee Jon Moss is getting plenty of boos from the stands but their team isn't exactly producing much in terms of quality.

  • 47'

    SUB for Arsenal - Chambers is on for Saka. Pepe has moved to play centrally.

  • 46'

    KICK OFF! 0-1. Villa get the second half underway and will hope they can keep this scoreline going.

  • 45'

    Sokratis embarrassingly tries to get Wesley sent off. Fortunately it didn't work.

  • 45'

    We have three minutes to be added on.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME! 0-1. Villa lead at the Emirates through McGinn's goal and will come out in the second half and play 10 men after Maitland-Niles was sent off.

  • 41'

    RED CARD! Maitland-Niles has been sent off for a second yellow card. Arsenal players surround Jon Moss but there is nothing doing, definite second yellow.

  • 38'

    Mings has a free headers but misses the target. Doesn't matter, the flag was up for offside.

  • 36'

    UPDATE: 0-1. Villa lead away from home through a well worked McGinn goal. There have been chances at both ends but that remains the only goal.

  • 33'

    Villa counter but it all ends with a weak effort from Wesley.

  • 30'

    Arsenal have a bit more control of the game now with Villa moving deeper. Can they hold this lead until the break?

  • 27'

    Sako has a shot from distance but it is narrowly over the crossbar. He had Heaton scrambling there.

  • 26'

    Arsenal's biggest threat is coming down their right with Pepe and Maitland-Niles. El Ghazi is not helping Taylor out defensively so there is an opportunity to the hosts.

  • 23'

    Pepe cutting in from the right again but he can't find a shot to cause Heaton any trouble.

  • 20'

    GOAL! ASTON VILLA! MCGINN! 0-1. Villa get the lead they deserve and Arsenal's centre backs are missing in action. No one picked up McGinn's run and he stuck it past Leno with ease.

  • 18'

    Pepe finds space down the right and cuts in. Mings does exceptionally well to block the shot. Corner for Arsenal.

  • 15'

    Other than that very early chance for Maitland-Niles it has been Villa causing the most problems.

  • 12'

    Villa win a free kick in a dangerous area. Just outside the box on the angle but El Ghazi's shot is straight at Leno.

  • 11'

    McGinn with another strike from the edge of the area. This time it has power but still close to Leno who punches it clear.

  • 10'

    Villa with the first corner of the match.

  • 7'

    Very open start to the game. Villa have not come here to just sit back.

  • 4'

    McGinn with an early shot but it isn't placed well. Leno saves comfortably.

  • 2'

    Maitland-Niles is in plenty of space as a cross comes towards him but he hits it miles over the bar.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF! 0-0. We are underway at the Emirates.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to the English Premier League clash between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium.

  • 0'

    Arsenal Starting Line-up: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Papastathopoulos, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Pepe, Ceballos, Saka, Aubameyeng.

  • 0'

    Arsenal Subs: Ozil, Torreira, Chambers, Nelson, Martinez, Willock, Silva

  • 0'

    Aston Villa Starting Line-up: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Taylor, McGinn, Nakamba, Grealish, Hassan, Wesley, El Ghazi

  • 0'

    Aston Villa Subs: Lansbury, Steer, Hourihane, Ngoyo,Jota, Elmohamady, Davis.

  • 0'

    Arsenal will want to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after surrendering a 2-0 lead at Watford last weekend. Villa will sit deep and attempt to catch their hosts on the counter - one suspects there may be plenty opportunity to do so.

  • 0'

    Kick off in just over 20 minutes time.

Team Line-ups
Arsenal Aston Villa
  • Bernd Leno
  • Sokratis
  • Dani Ceballos
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • Nicolas Pépé
  • David Luiz
  • Matteo Guendouzi
  • Sead Kolasinac
  • Granit Xhaka
  • Bukayo Saka
  • 1
  • 5
  • 8
  • 14
  • 15
  • 19
  • 23
  • 29
  • 31
  • 34
  • 77
  • 1
  • 3
  • 7
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 17
  • 21
  • 22
  • 24
  • 40
  • Tom Heaton
  • Neil Taylor
  • John McGinn
  • Wesley
  • Jack Grealish
  • Marvelous Nakamba
  • Trézéguet
  • Anwar El Ghazi
  • Björn Engels
  • Frederic Guilbert
  • Tyrone Mings
  • Mesut Özil
  • Lucas Torreira
  • Calum Chambers
  • Reiss Nelson
  • Emiliano Martínez
  • Joe Willock
  • Gabriel Martinelli
  • 10
  • 11
  • 21
  • 24
  • 26
  • 28
  • 35
  • 8
  • 12
  • 14
  • 15
  • 23
  • 27
  • 39
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Jed Steer
  • Conor Hourihane
  • Ezri Konsa Ngoyo
  • Jota
  • Ahmed El Mohamady
  • Keinan Davis

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