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Arsenal 1 - 1 New York Red Bulls

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    Time:90'
    • Arsenal
    • New York Red Bulls
    • 90' Thanks for joining us here on Eurosport, hope to see you soon
    • 90' The old criticisms of Arsenal are wheeled out again as they fail to kill off a game which they completely dominate.
    • 90' There is the final whistle, Arsenal just couldn't break teh Red Bulls down and the game finishes 1-1
    • 88' Red Bulls are pushing for a winner as Henry gets on the ball but he is closed down by Song and Ramsey and Arsenal push forward again
    • 87' Arsenal are trying to get the pace up and go for the winner they don't look that capable of fashioning a clear-cut chance though, Rosicky gives away a free-kick in frustration
    • 86' Red Bulls now getting plenty of men behind the ball and Arsenal continue to fail to break them down
    • 85' You did get the feeling that might happen, Arsenal could not or would not kill the game off and have paid the price now
    • 84' GOAL FOR NEW YORK RED BULLS!!! The corner is played short and Henry gets on it on the edge of the box, he plays in Agudelo who gets to the bye-line and flashes a ball across the six-yard box. Bartley is first to it but can only hammer the ball into his own goal.
    • 83' Miller does well on the left to beat Eboue and finds Rooney in the box, he switches it onto his left foot and gets a shot in, Ramsey makes a good block though. Corner-kick
    • 82' Arshavin attempts an audacious bit of skill to beat Ream on the left, it doesn't come off but still gets a big cheer
    • 81' Red Bulls are still plugging away although they haven't really tested Szczesny in this half. Rooney is played in on the right but his attempted piece of skill doesn't fool Gibbs and he loses out
    • 80' Arsenal really are playing like they are three goals up here and they are ofcourse not. Red Bulls could nick one and make them look very silly
    • 79' Henry gets another sight of goal from the edge of the box, Vermaelen comes across well to block his powerful drive though
    • 78' John Rooney (Wayne's brother) on to replace Albright
    • 77' Eboue bursts forward from right back and hits a shot from range, but it is tame and wide of the post
    • 76' Free-kick from 30 yards is slid to Arshavin down the left of the wall, his cross doesn't have enough pace on it though and is easily cleared
    • 75' Rosikcy wins a free-kick off Marquez, the Mexican applaudes the Czech's acting skills and is less than impressed
    • 74' Afobe is also replaced, a little harshly, by Arshavin
    • 73' Koscielny is replaced by Bartley and Sagna by Eboue
    • 72' Arsenal have dropped the pace a bit now, they aren't pushing forward too ambitiously, not sure it is a great plan
    • 71' Song manages to pick up the loose ball and charges forward to hit a shot, it is not a good one though and ends up in the stands
    • 70' Gibbs does brilliantly beating two men and getting to the bye-line, his cut-back it far too powerful though and evades everyone
    • 69' Red Bulls remind Arsenal they are in the game, they break at pace with McCarty who slides in Henry on the left, he tries a first time shot from the edge of the box trying to curl it into the far corner, but it is comfortable for Szczesny
    • 68' In many ways this is a stereotypical Arsenal display, comfortably in control, having all the play but haven't killed it off yet
    • 67' The resulting corner is not a good one and cleared at the near post, Red Bulls are not so pinned in their own half now though
    • 66' Despite Arsenal's domination they are still only one goal ahead, Henry pushes forward and links-up well with Agudelo on the left, the substitute wins a corner
    • 65' Van Persie is off for Chamakh and Gervinho is replaced by Vela
    • 64' Van Persie gets Gervinho in this time down the left of the box, all he can do is try and play it back across goal though and he does well to win a corner
    • 63' Gervinho makes a great run in from the left wing right to the edge of the box, it was crying out to be hit but he tried to slide it in to Afobe who didn't read the pass and it rolls straight to Rost
    • 62' Song takes the kick and hits the wall, not a great effort
    • 61' The corner from Van Persie is poor and cleared, Song gets on the ball though on the edge of the box and is brought down by Keel
    • 60' New York getting forward leaves them more open at the back though and Afobe breaks into a gap left on the left falnk, he gets to the bye-line and cuts it back towards Van Persie but Keel is back just in time to put it behind for a corner
    • 59' Red Bulls seem to be coming into this a bit more now as Agudelo gets on the ball in teh box, in trying to make some space for himself he just lets it get away from him though and it is cleared
    • 58' Solli mistimes a challenge on Vermaelen quite badly, no malice and no card necessary but a free-kick to Arsenal
    • 57' Red Bulls with a rare venture forward, Solli is caught offside though as he looks to get on the end of a ball in from the left
    • 56' Van Persie and Rosikcy try a one-two on the edge of the box, the Czech's return pass is a little heavy though. These two are enjoying themselves out there
    • 55' Juan Agudelo on to replace Teemu Tainio who receives some boos for hit Spurs connection
    • 54' Rosicky's industry sees him win the ball off Marquez on the edge of the box, it breaks to Van Persie who hits it first time, his shot is a good one but just over the bar
    • 53' The forward thinking Gibbs wins another corner which Ramsey plays deep to Sagna at the far post, the full-back tries an ambitious first time volley but it is well over
    • 52' Every clearance that New York make jsut comes straight back at them even if arsenal can't produce too many clear-cut chances, they certainly won't be conceding
    • 51' Patient build up from Arsenal sees them eventualyl win a corner by Gervinho smashing the ball against Ream, the corner is played short though and Van Persie is dispossessed and the ball is cleared
    • 50' Rosicky asks a lot of Sagna with a ball down the right channel, the Frenchman is very quick though and keeps it in, his cross is comfortable for Rost to take though
    • 49' The second half settling stragiht into the pattern of Arsenal having all the ball and all the territory as well, Red Bulls can't get out of their own half
    • 48' Rosicky is having a very good game, pulling the strings in the middle, he is brought down as he makes another forward run
    • 47' Rosicky tees up Ramsey 20 yards out, he hits it first time low and pwerfully but straight at Rost who blocks it and pounces on theball before Gervinho can arrive on the scene
    • 46' New York get the second half going
    • 45' Keel replaces Mendes at half-time for the Red Bulls
    • 45' There's the half-time whistle and arsenal go in 1-0 up at the break
    • 45' Rosicky again at the heart of things as he tries to wriggle away from his man in the box, he can't get space to shoot but picks out a ball which Gervinho didn't quite read and Rost jumpos on the loose ball
    • 44' Arsenal on a roll now as Sagna gets in another dangerous cross from the right but Rost just about does enough and holds on to it at the second attempt
    • 43' Should have been two there as Rosicky gets on the ball again and plays a fabulous ball for Gervinho to run on to, he was one-on-one with Rost but took too long and his shot was eventually smothered
    • 42' Goal FOR ARSENAL!!! Rosicky swings in the resulting free-kick from the left, Rost comes flying out but not quickly enough and Van Persie just needed to nod it past him into the open goal, poor marking from the Red Bulls
    • 41' Van Persie's corner is towards Koscielny but his header is into the ground and it is hacked clear, Richards handles the ball 30 yards from goal though and gives away a free-kick
    • 40' Red Bulls barely getting a touch on the ball in recent minutes as Arsenal step up the pace of the game, Sagna wins a corner for his side
    • 39' Gibbs gets on the ball in a promising position on the left but takes an age to get his cross in and when he does deliver it is a poor one and easily cleared
    • 38' Arsenal prodding and probing but just can't find a route through the Red Bulls
    • 37' Gervinho always keen to try and beat his man, he beats him for pace again but just over-runs the ball and it is cleared
    • 36' Arsenal back on the ball now and have 10 players in the Red Bull's half but space is at a premium for them
    • 35' Miller looks like he is going to be OK but has to leave the field
    • 34' Break in play now as Miller is down in his own area after a clash of heads with Vermaelan
    • 33' Sagna whips in a left-footed cross from the right flank, it is too close to Rost though and he punches it clear
    • 32' Again Red Bulls resort to the long ball over the top, this time towards Solli but he is a long way offside
    • 31' The game has slowed right down now and the crowd have quietened down as a result, it needs a bit of a spark of life to it
    • 30' Red Bulls ar a bit short of ideas, they knock it around the back four until one of them gets bored and launches it long to no avail
    • 29' Arsenal having much the better of the play but are still yet to really stretch Rost fully
    • 28' Gervinho dispossed Albright and was in on goal, the defender hacks him down from behind but some how no penalty is given. The Ivorian's touch was a bit heavy and Rost was probably going to get there first but it was still a blatant foul
    • 27' Van Persie was completely isolated in the area but somehow managed to hold it up and beat two players to slide it to the onrushing Gibbs, his shot is blocked and it falls to Ramsey inside the area but he hammers it over the bar when he really should have scored
    • 26' Afobe breaking down the other end for Arsenal, he looks very bright, he cuts it across the box to find Rosicky who hits it but it was too close to Rost who saves
    • 25' Red Bulls get another cross into the box towards Tainio but it is well defended by Vermaelen who clears
    • 24' Henry steps up to take it himself and forces Szczesny into a flying save to his right, it wasn't quite in the corner and the keeper made it loko a bit more spectacular than it needed to be
    • 23' The clearance is better this time and falls to Henry who wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal
    • 22' Again the goal-kick is poor and breaks to Van Persie he slides in Ramsey who is flagged offsdie, although he was quite clearly on
    • 21' Cross from the right from Sagna is taken down brilliantly by Afobe and he gets a shot off but Rost was out quickly to block it off from the edge of the six-yard box, it nearly breaks to Ramsey and he is clattered into but no foul is given
    • 20' Red Bulls defending in numbers with their midfield getting all the way back to restrict Arsenal of space. Rosikcy is desperate to find half a yard for a shot but can't and eventually loses possession
    • 19' Richards breaking forward well at pace for Red Bulls, shrugging off the channel of Van Persie, he runs down a bit of a blind alley though down the right and is eventually dispossessed
    • 18' Gervinho has some serious pace as he leaves the right back for dead and gets to the bye-line but mis-hits his cross and it goes behind for a goal-kick
    • 17' The resulting corner eventually breaks to Van Persie who is given far too much time to tee himself up on the edge of the box but luckily for the Red Bulls his shot is not as powerful as he often produces and Rost holds it
    • 16' The goal-kick is woeful and Gervinho gets on the ball to slide Ramsey in, the Welshman is at a tight angle though and Rost closes him out and makes a good save
    • 15' Ramsey fires the free-kick in at pace from 35 yards, Koscielny can't quite get on the end of it but Sagna gets another cross in towards the centre-back but his header is over the bar this time
    • 14' Gervinho wins a free-kick more than being fouled as he flicks the ball round Mendes and turns straight into him, not alot the defender could do about that
    • 13' Rost punches the resulting set-piece clear and Henry is back defending as he fends off Song to win his team a goal-kick
    • 12' Gibbs showing what a threat he can be breaking down the left as he makes it all the way into the opposing penalty box, he tries to cut it back to Gervinho but it is cut out and put behind for a corner
    • 11' Henry is the first to get a real shot in anger off from the right side of the area, it didn't have great pace behind it but still had Szczesny worried, but it slid wide of the post
    • 10' Losing Wilshere so early may just have disrupted Arsenal a bit, they have lost their initial fluency, showing how important the England man is to them
    • 9' Gervinho working hard, tracking back and making a good tackle, showing off his pace in the process
    • 8' Rosicky shows some quick feet in the middle of the park and is brought down in the centre circle, Arsenal waste no time in getting on with the game and the ball is worked out to the right, Van Persie's cross is too deep though and it goes for a goal-kick
    • 7' Wilshere off for Benik Afobe, the 18-year-old getting a lot more game time than he would have expected
    • 6' Jack Wilshere is limping at this very early stage, not sure how he picked up whatever injury he is suffering from but he will be coming off very shortly
    • 5' Arsenal go for a long ball for a change towards Van Persie but it is dealt with well by Ream at the back , he cuts it out and clears
    • 4' Van Persie and Gervinho show some early signs of an understanding as the Dutchman slides in the new signing but his run was made too early and he is offside
    • 3' Arsenal putting together their first spell of possession now and they have a sense of purpose about them playing at a decent pace and pushing the full-backs forward
    • 2' Red Bulls knocking the ball around confidently, they have been in great form of late and will be looking to continue it here against the odds
    • 1' Arsenal get the game underway
    • 16.25 Incredible reception for the Frenchman who leads out the Red Bulls and is enjoying himself in front of the bumper Emirates crowd
    • 16.20 The teams are in the tunnel and Henry is dishing out the high-fives to the Arsenal lads
    • 16.15 New York Red Bulls picked up a surprise 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain whilst Arsenal threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Boca Juniors yesterday
    • 16.10 Team News: New York Red Bulls: Rost, Albright, Mendes, Ream, Miller, Marquez, Richards, Tainio, McCarthy, Solli, Henry
    • 16.05 Team News: Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Song, Wilshere, Ramsey; Rosicky, Gervinho, Van Persie
    • 16.00 Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of Arsenal v New York Red Bulls in the Emirates Cup.
  • Summary

    • 84' GOAL FOR NEW YORK RED BULLS!!! The corner is played short and Henry gets on it on the edge of the box, he plays in Agudelo who gets to the bye-line and flashes a ball across the six-yard box. Bartley is first to it but can only hammer the ball into his own goal.
    • 69' Red Bulls remind Arsenal they are in the game, they break at pace with McCarty who slides in Henry on the left, he tries a first time shot from the edge of the box trying to curl it into the far corner, but it is comfortable for Szczesny
    • 54' Rosicky's industry sees him win the ball off Marquez on the edge of the box, it breaks to Van Persie who hits it first time, his shot is a good one but just over the bar
    • 43' Should have been two there as Rosicky gets on the ball again and plays a fabulous ball for Gervinho to run on to, he was one-on-one with Rost but took too long and his shot was eventually smothered
    • 42' Goal FOR ARSENAL!!! Rosicky swings in the resulting free-kick from the left, Rost comes flying out but not quickly enough and Van Persie just needed to nod it past him into the open goal, poor marking from the Red Bulls
    • 28' Gervinho dispossed Albright and was in on goal, the defender hacks him down from behind but some how no penalty is given. The Ivorian's touch was a bit heavy and Rost was probably going to get there first but it was still a blatant foul
    • 27' Van Persie was completely isolated in the area but somehow managed to hold it up and beat two players to slide it to the onrushing Gibbs, his shot is blocked and it falls to Ramsey inside the area but he hammers it over the bar when he really should have scored
    • 24' Henry steps up to take it himself and forces Szczesny into a flying save to his right, it wasn't quite in the corner and the keeper made it loko a bit more spectacular than it needed to be
    • 11' Henry is the first to get a real shot in anger off from the right side of the area, it didn't have great pace behind it but still had Szczesny worried, but it slid wide of the post

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