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Arsenal v Aston Villa - as it happened

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Arsenal v Aston Villa, Premier League 2021/22, matchday 9, 22/10/2021, official line-ups. BeSoccer
Arsenal v Aston Villa, Premier League 2021/22, matchday 9, 22/10/2021, official line-ups. BeSoccer
Join us for live coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium. Both teams are in mid-table and can move towards the European places with victory here.
Goal

List of goalscorers

23'
1 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 0
3 - 1
82'
End of match

End of match

  • 95'
    FT: Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa! All over at the Emirates and it's a deserved win. The damage was done in the first half with Thomas' header and Auba's goal on the rebound after his penalty was saved. Villa improved in the second half, but Smith-Rowe's deflected shot before the hour mark ended the contest. Ramsey got a deserved consolation for Villa late one. Thanks for joining us for this one and see you again soon!
  • 94'
    It will be an easy win for Arsenal, but Villa have done well in the 2nd half. The first 45 was the problem.
  • 94'
    Bailey!!! That wasn't far away!! The former Leverkusen man's free-kick goes narrowly wide.
  • 93'
    Tavares fouls Bailey just outside the area.
  • 91'
    Arsenal sub: A limping Auba goes off to a standing ovation and Martinelli comes on. Hopefully it's nothing serious as Lacazette had to leave earlier as well.
  • 91'
    Four extra minutes.
  • 90'
    Ramsey has a left footed shot now which goes wide.
  • 88'
    Tavares goes forward and Mings clears.
  • 85'
    McGinn goes down on the edge of the box, but the ref says Gabriel's tackle was fair.
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a Aston Villa
  • 84'
    D Luiz is booked for throwing the ball down in disgust after being told to take the free-kick from a different place.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Aston Villa en el 82'
  • 82'
    Ramsey pulls one back for the visitors!!! D Luiz passes to Bailey who makes a fine run near the edge of the box, the ball breaks to Ramsey who hits home a stunner!
  • 78'
    Villa sub: El-Ghazi on for Ings.
  • 73'
    Arsenal sub: Maitland-Niles replaces Lokonga.
  • 72'
    Arsenal win themselves a corner here.
  • 71'
    Auba!!! He has a shot at goal and Martinez makes a good save!
  • 68'
    Villa sub: Ramsey on for Buendia.
  • 68'
    Arsenal sub: Odegaard replaces Lacazette.
  • 67'
    Lacazette seems to have pulled a muscle and his game is up. He has called for a change.
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a Arsenal
  • 66'
    Aubameyang sees yellow for a foul.
  • 63'
    Shots: 5-4 in the second half. It was 14-0 in the first period.
  • 62'
    Great stop by Ramsdale!! Buendia is picked out by Targett and Ramsdale saves it down low!
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a Aston Villa
  • 60'
    Targett brings down Saka and see yellow.
  • 59'
    Watkins' shot is blocked by White.
  • 57'
    There's no way back now for the visitors. It's been a better showing in the second period, but the damage was done in the first 45.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Arsenal en el 56'
  • 56'
    Smith-Rowe makes it 3-0!!! Arsenal counter through Auba who passes to Smith-Rowe, he controls and gets into the box before his shot deflects off Mings and then goes in off the post!
  • 53'
    Lokonga has an effort from 20 yards and it rolls through to the GK.
  • 51'
    Ings has an effort deflected wide for a corner.
  • 49'
    Lokonga has an effort from just outside the box which goes wide.
  • 47'
    Watkins!!! He goes down the far side and his shot is saved by Ramsdale for a corner!
  • 46'
    Villa get us going again!
  • 45'
    Villa HT sub: Bailey comes on for Tuanzebe.
  • 45'
    HT: Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa!! Half-time at the Emirates and Arsenal are cruising. Thomas put the hosts ahead in the 23rd minute not long after hitting the bar. Saka should've have made it two, but Martinez made it two and then Auba got the second in the 51st minute of the first period on the rebound after his pen was saved. Villa have been outplayed and have lots to do in the second period. Back for more shortly!
  • 45'
    45+6: It's so unlucky for the GK as he makes a fine save to his right and he sends it to the side and Auba follows up quickly! Martinez is gutted, but he couldn't have done any more.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Arsenal en el 45'
  • 45'
    45+6: Auba takes the spot kick and Martinez saves it to his right, but Auba hits home the rebound!!
  • 45'
    45+5: Penalty to Arsenal!! Targett slid in and fouled Lacazette from behind. Good call for me.
  • 45'
    45+4: The ref goes to the screen and I think this will be a pen. The ref is n't getting the clearest angles at the moment.
  • 45'
    45+3: The ref has ended the first half, but the VAR is still checking a possible pen for Arsenal. Targett makes no contact on the ball and fouls Lacazette. It's a pen for me.
  • 45'
    45+2: Lacazette goes down wanting a penalty, but the ref says no foul!
  • 45'
    45+2: Arsenal counter from the free-kick, but it comes to nothing.
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a Arsenal
  • 45'
    45+1: Lokonga is cautioned for a very cynical pull back on McGinn just outside the area.
  • 45'
    Two extra minutes.
  • 45'
    Thomas!! The former Atletico man heads Saka's corner over the bar.
  • 44'
    Lokonga passes to Lacazette in the box, who is dispossessed by Tuanzebe, but the Villa man loses his bearings and concedes the corner.
  • 43'
    Buendia's cross from the far side is caught by the GK.
  • 41'
    Arsenal are in complete control here, but they should be two or three goals up, not one.
  • 37'
    Free-kick to the visitors 40 yards from goal, but nothing comes of it.
  • 36'
    Tavares has a go from distance and the powerful strike is caught by Martinez.
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a Aston Villa
  • 32'
    McGinn is cautioned for a clear foul from behind on Lakonga. The third of the game.
  • 30'
    What a save by Martinez!!! Smith-Rowe runs into Villa's half, he gives it to Tavares to his left and he squares for Saka who is denied by the goalie!
  • 29'
    Arsenal continue to dominate here.
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a Aston Villa
  • 27'
    Mings has his name taken for a poor tackle on Lacazette.
  • 25'
    Shots: 9-0, on target: 1-0. Bear in mind there has been a shot which hit the bar and a disallowed 'goal'.
  • 24'
    The goal is fully deserved. It's been coming for a fair while now. Villa have done next to nothing.
Goal
Goaaaaaal!
de Arsenal en el 23'
  • 23'
    Arsenal makes it 1-0!!! Smith-Rowe's corner is headed by Thomas at the near post and the ball goes in the far corner despite Martinez getting a hand to it!
  • 22'
    Tavares!!! The former Benfica man's shot from the edge of the area is deflected behind for a corner.
  • 21'
    Villa deal with the corner.
  • 20'
    Thomas strikes the bar!!! The ball into the box by Saka is headed by a Villa man onto his teammate and Thomas volley from inside the six rattles the woodwork! Getting closer.
  • 19'
    Free-kick to the Gunners after Mings brings down Saka on this near side.
  • 17'
    Tomiyasu has a go from distance which goes well off target.
  • 15'
    58% possession for the home side here.
  • 13'
    Lacazette is down after getting caught in the face by Mings' stray arm.
  • 11'
    Smith-Rowe has a shot from distance which is blocked.
  • 11'
    Another ball into the box is headed out by Villa for a corner.
  • 10'
    Villa win themselves a corner on the far side.
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 8'
    Arsenal score through Auba, but the ref has already blown for a foul on Konsa by Lacazette. The Arsenal man clearly grabs his left arm. Pawson blew before the goal so couldn't be overturned anyway.
  • 7'
    Villa surround the referee here after Auba puts himself in front of the GK as he is about to clear. No card shown.
  • 6'
    Thomas concedes a free-kick deep in Villa's half.
  • 5'
    Tavares runs into the box after winning the ball off Cash and Tavares hits wide! Good start by the Gunners.
  • 3'
    Auba!!!! Saka puts a ball from this near side to Auba inside the six at the back stick, but his overhead kick goes across rather than towards goal! Then Saka hits the rebound wide.
  • 1'
    A fight breaks out after 20 seconds!! A long ball forward by Villa sees Ramsdale come out, he waits for the ball to go into the boc before collecting and Watkins throws Gabriel off the ball!! Stupid. Watkins sees yellow as well.
  • 1'
    Arsenal get us going from left to right in red and white while Aston Villa in black!
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    The players make their way out here!
  • PRVW
    We have a lights show before kick-off!
  • PRVW
    Aston Villa are unchanged from the last gasp 2-3 defeat to Wolves on Saturday. They were 2-0 up after 79 minutes, but then conceded three goals. Ruben Neves' 95th minute goal gave Wolves the three points.
  • PRVW
    Arsenal make two changes from the 2-2 draw with Palace on Monday. Tavares is in for Tierney while Lokonga starts instead of Odegaard.
  • PRVW
    It's currently 12 degrees and dry for this one in London.
  • PRVW
    12th v 13th. 11pts v 10pts.
  • PRVW
    Nuno Tavares also makes his first start for the club as Tierney misses out with a bruised left ankle.
  • PRVW
    Bukayo Saka starts for Arsenal despite going off injured in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace following a nasty kick by James McArthur.
  • PRVW
    Craig Pawson is the ref for this one while Michael Oliver is the VAR.
  • PRVW
    Aston Villa XI: Martinez (GK); Mings, Tuanzebe, Konsa; Targett, D Luiz, Buendia, McGinn, Cash; Watkins and Ings.
  • PRVW
    Arsenal XI: Ramsdale (XI); N Tavares, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu; Auba, Lokonga, Smith-Rowe, Thomas, Saka; Lacazette.
Info

Pre-match

22 October 2021, 21:00

Stadium: Emirates Stadium

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Aston Villa!