Premier League

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Premier League
Turf Moor
Attendance 20,615


    • KICK OFF
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      There's an extra minute added on as a result of the substitutions, but it's hardly filled with dramatics as Arsenal run the final seconds off and the final whistle sounds!
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      SI C. Chambers SO O. Giroud
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      SI M. Taylor SO O. Giroud
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      C. Chambers enters play, replacing A. Sánchez.
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      D. Jones is replaced with M. Taylor.
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      Arsenal hold the ball deep in the Burnley end before it finally runs out of play and the hosts can get back in possession. They have to wait to get play restarted, however, as both teams ready a substitution. Matthew Taylor is the one to come on for the Clarets, making his first appearance since Aug
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      Burnley, meanwhile, fail to capitalize on losses by Hull City and Sunderland earlier today as they remain in the bottom three for the time being. I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here today. Good bye!
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      FULL TIME: BURNLEY 0-1 ARSENAL. Aaron Ramsey's early goal is all that separates the side after 90 minutes, but it's a big three points for the Gunners who move to withing four points of Chelsea - though the Blues have two games in hand. It's also the first eight-match league winning streak for Arsen
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      HALF TIME: BURNLEY 0-1 ARSENAL. The Gunner took advantage of a lively start to the match, opening up the scoring inside 15 minutes. It has been a tightly-contested affair since, however, with space being very hard to come by for either side going forward. Boos rain down as the players make their way
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      The players emerge from the tunnel into a wonderful atmosphere at Turf Moor. It couldn't be a better day for football here in Burnley!
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      Matt Taylor is back on the substitute's bench following Achilles surgery and could make his first appearance since August. Otherwise it's an identical starting line-up yeat again for Burnley. Sean Dyche has named an unchanged starting XI in 17 matches now this season, the highest number in the leagu
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      Laurent Koscielny is a surprise inclusion, as the defender was expected to miss out as a result of a related hip and thigh injury. Wojciech Szczesny (rib) passed a late fitness test and is back on the substitute's bench, though Mathieu Debuchy, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby remain out.
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      BURNLEY SUBS: Kightly, Taylor, Jutkiewicz, Ulvestad, Gilks, Ward, Keane.
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      ARSENAL SUBS: Szczesny, Gibbs, Rosicky, Walcott, Flamini, Chambers, Welbeck.
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      BURNLEY (4-4-2): Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Barnes; Ings, Vokes.
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      ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.
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      Arsenal are on a terrific run of form that has seen them fight their way into second place in the Premier League table and essentially secure their place in next season's Champions League. It may be too little, too late for a title push, trailing Chelsea by seven points, but the stark contrast in th
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      There is no lack of belief within this Burnley squad, and it’s hard to argue against them being the hardest working team in the Premier League. This is undeniably an important mix for a team fighting to remain in the top flight, but they still need a little something extra to push them over the edge
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      Hello Premier League fans around the world, and welcome to Lancashire! Turf Moor is our venue for this important fixture today as a desperate Burnley side try and claw their way out of the relegation zone against an Arsenal side who can’t stop winning at the moment. I am Alex Moretto and I will be y
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      We're underway! Arsenal are in yellow and navy, attacking right to left, while Burnley are sporting their claret home tops. Here we go!
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      It took no more than 90 seconds for the first chance of the match! Alexis Sanchez wins a free kick for his side and then proceeds to take it. He gets good movement behind it and Heaton appears to over-commit to his right, but recovers to keep it out.
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      Arsenal have started very positively, and you wouldn't have expected anything else with the form they are in. Alexis is looking very dangerous in attack, moving well off the ball and causing a few problems for the Burnley defence.
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      TERRIFIC SAVE! The game is so open already and chances are coming fast at both ends. Vokes sprints forward into space on the left and cuts into the area. His final touch is a bit heavy, allowing Ospina to come out and get a hand up to make a crucial save.
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      Good defending by Mertesacker. The home side are now the ones in control, being urged forward by the home fans. Boyd makes himself a nuisance in the penalty area and gets into a good area, but Mertesacker is able to intervent and play the ball off the midfielder and behind for a goal kick.
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      STAT ATTACK: Arsenal have won seven consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since February to March of 2012. That run was eventually ended by a 2-1 defeat at QPR. They have not won eight league matches in a row since January to March of 2004, the season of the Invincibles.
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      G A. Ramsey Assist O. Giroud
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      FINALLY BUNDLED OVER THE LINE BY AARON RAMSEY! Sanchez makes a good run forward but sees his shot blocked. It deflects kindly into the path of Ozil, who is denied by a fine save by Heaton at the near post. The rebound by the Chilean is blocked, but there's too many Arsenal bodies in the penalty area
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      Well what a start we've had in this match! The pace has been superb and both teams are showing plenty of intent to get forward and attack. Arsenal have struck first, but if the first 10 minutes has been any indication, there are more goals to come.
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      Clumsy challenge! A headed clearance sails towards the top of the Arsenal penalty area and Coquelin carelessly bundles into the back of Jones, who was facing away from goal. The hosts have a real opportunity to make something happen from this ensuing free kick.
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      Wasted opportunity! The free kick from Jones is smacked straight into the wall and up in the air. Plenty of bodies gather in the penalty area as the ball goes up in the air, but Ospina gets off his line to punch clear with great authority.
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      Arsenal manage a good period of pressure here, controlling possession in the final third. They get bodies forward, but an errant pass from Koscielny, intended for Ramsey, rolls out of play and Burnley can regain their composure here and settle things down.
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      STAT ATTACK: Burnley have picked up 13 points – exactly half of their season’s total – this campaign in matches against the top 10 teams in the Premier League, more than any of the bottom six teams they find themselves in a relegation fight with.
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      Barnes has looked more than up for the occasion in midfield, working hard to win every ball for his side. He stands his ground well and flicks a header on for Ings, before being taken out by Koscielny to win his side a free kick from just under 30-yards out.
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      SENSATIONAL SAVE! That's a much better free kick from the hosts' perspective! Trippier drives his boot through the ball and unleashes a thunderbolt at goal. It's headed in at the far post, but Ospina sails through the air like Superman and gets his fingertips on it to keep it out!
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      B. Mee is cautioned by the referee.
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      M. Duff gets yellow.
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      HOW CLOSE WAS THAT?! Arsenal's turn to make some noise from a set piece and Cazorla does just that. His right-footed effort from 30-yards out curls toward the near post, but sails just fractions wide with Heaton scrambling to get across.
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      Meanwhile, that sequence for Burnley was far from ideal as half of their back line have now been booked. That is far from ideal against an Arsenal side who like to move the ball around quickly in attack, often forcing defenders to take risks to try and win back possession. This is definitely somethi
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      The pace has slowed a bit now as the always hard-working Burnley midfield begin to close down gaps and eat up space in the middle of the park. It has been a very quiet period since the Cazorla free kick.
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      STAT ATTACK: While they have played like a new team in recent weeks, Arsenal have the exact same record they did at this stage last season (W19, D6, L6).
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      Clever defending from Trippier! Giroud wins a free kick for his side, and while Ozil's initial delivery is cleared, Mertesacker hooks the follow-up back into the danger area. It bounces to Trippier in a dangerous area, but he calmly heads the ball back to his keeper to sniff out the chance.
    • 36'
      The foul count is beginning to rise for Burnley and the home fans are none too happy. You have to wonder how much leeway Mike Dean is going to give the hosts here, as Mee commits another foul, getting his arm up into the face of Giroud, but escapes a second yellow. He can't afford to be so reckless
    • 38'
      Arsenal have completely taken control of the match, dominating possession and preventing Burnley from breaking out of their own half. They look very confident on the ball, and though they are taking a patient approach, they still do look to get the ball forward every chance they get.
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      There's been quite a stark contrast between the two halves of these opening 45 minutes. It started incredibly lively and Ramsey's goal looked to be the first of many to come, but slowly the pace has gone and the match has become quite cagey, which actually works in favour of the hosts.
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      STAT ATTACK: Arsenal are winless in their last four trips to Turf Moor in league play, since a 2-1 triumph in 1970. They did, however, win an FA Cup tie there in 2008, by a score of 2-0.
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      Some very hard work in midfield from Burnley has slowed down this high-flying Arsenal attack. The visitors have been unable to create much of anything from open play since their goal, despite dominating the possession stats. This should provide Burnley with plenty of confidence heading into the brea
    • 45'
      There will be just one minute of time added on at the end of this first half.
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      And we're back underway for the second half from Turf Moor!
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      You could entertain yourself for the next 45 minutes by solely watching Sean Dyche on the touchline. The Burnley manager is constantly in the ear of the fourth official asking for an explanation every time his team is penalized for a foul - which is quite often.
    • 50'
      Patient probing from Burnley in the final third sees them win their first corner of the match through Trippier. The ensuing delivery isn't dealt with and Barnes hooks a shot at goal, but Ospina reads it well to make a comfortable save.
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      STAT ATTACK: Burnley have trailed at the break in 15 of their 32 Premier League matches this season, including today, more than any other team in the top flight. They have conceded a league-worst 29 goals in the opening 45 minutes of their games.
    • 54'
      Barnes makes a wonderful tackle on Coquelin in midfield to dispossess the Arsenal-man, but Bellerin swoops in to collect the loose ball and Barnes slides in again, this time it's a much harsher challenge, however. The fans voice their displeasure with the referee for awarding Arsenal a free kick, bu
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      There is a big gulf in the technical ability of these two teams. Burnley are running tirelessly in midfield, which has kept them in it, but they are unable to string many passes together in possession. Arsenal may not be putting in the same amount of work, but the technically sound nature of their p
    • 58'
      Lovely one-touch football from Arsenal! They carve their way through the heart of midfield, something they haven't done much of in the last half hour. It results in Sanchez getting on the end of the move and driving a shot towards the near post, but Heaton dives across to keep it out.
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      Ambitious from Barnes! The midfielder has Ings making a good run to his left, but opts instead to try his luck from a great distance away. His shot is always rising, never threatening to test Ospina in goal.
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      STAT ATTACK: Danny Ings hasn't scored in six Premier League matches. He would set a new mark for his longest dry spell of the season without a goal today.
    • 64'
      Burnley are sending long ball after long ball forward in the hopes of getting a lucky bounce, or something along those lines - but it simply isn't working. Ings and Vokes are being asked to do far too much and this thankless task is appearing increasingly daunting.
    • 66'
      Arsenal settle things down again and are doing a good job of keeping Burnley at arm's length, but Koscielny carelessly gives the ball away and puts his side under unnecessary pressure. Again the Clarets fail to take advantage, however, as an errant pass over the top runs behind for a goal kick.
    • 68'
      Superb defending from Monreal! Ings makes himself a nuisance in the penalty area and tries to scrap and claw his way through for a shot, but the Spaniard tracks back well and intervenes at the vital moment, before clearing the ball out of play for a throw.
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      CLOSE! Ben Mee does brilliantly on the left, and a spectacular nutmeg allows him to get past Bellerin before playing a teasing ball into the area. It finds an unmarked Boyd at the far post, but an awkward bounce prevents him from taking the chance.
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      SAVED BY OSPINA! That's the best attack Burnley have managed all afternoon! Trippier sends a wonderfully inviting ball into the area that Vokes flicks on for Ings. The striker acrobatically directs a shot goalwards, but Ospina makes a fine save to keep Arsenal in front!
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      STAT ATTACK: Olivier Giroud has scored in six consecutive league matches for Arsenal, one shy of the mark set by Emmanuel Adebayor in 2007/08 (seven games in a row).
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      These Arsenal players are being smothered in midfield. I've said it time and time again, but the work ethic of Sean Dyche's side is matched by none. They are doing a tremendous job of frustrating the Gunners in possession and you have to wonder when Wenger will make a change, because it has become q
    • 78'
      The Gunners are starting to find their legs again in attack, just a few short moments after I finished berating them. They are putting on a passing display in the attacking third, but their patient approach is working against them.
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      Danny Welbeck is stripped and ready to come on for the Gunners. It will likely be Giroud who gives way, and he has had a very quiet day on the attacking front. His goal-scoring streak will come to an end as well, but it was always going to be difficult against a Burnley side who have kept clean shee
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      SI D. Welbeck SO O. Giroud
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      D. Welbeck enters the game and replaces O. Giroud.
    • 82'
      Arsenal can squeeze the life out of their opponents as good as most, and that's what they're doing to Burnley here. They are playing keep-away, making smart, probing passes to advance it into the final third and keep it there. The Clarets' work ethic can not be questioned, but it's looking like tire
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      STAT ATTACK: Arsenal are the only Premier League side this season yet to lose a match against opponents in the bottom half of the table (W13, D3).
    • 86'
      NEARLY THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN! Alexis keeps the ball alive brilliantly with a saving header along the touchline and then charges forward to set up Welbeck. The substitute gets it onto his right and drags a shot toward the far post, but it was always heading wide.
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      Burnley are committing more men forward, as is to be expected, but still can't create much of anything as frustration begins to build. They are leaving themselves a bit exposed at the back as a result and Alexis tries to take advantage by setting up Welbeck again, but Arfield does well to track back
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      SHOOT! Anticipation builds with the latest Burnley attack, and Ings gets into a good area atop the box, but he tries to do a bit too much and never ends up getting a shot off! Meanwhile, the board goes up to indicate there will be three minutes of added time.

    Line Up

    Nacho Monreal



    Sean Dyche
    Unai Emery



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 14 6
    Yellow Cards 2 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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