Newcastle Utd 0-1 Arsenal (29.08.2015) Live Commentary

What a terrific football game that was, everything included. The control of the game belonged to the visitors. The home side were defending patiently to win the ball off the opponent and to launch the counter. On the contrary, the away side let the ball move and the were waiting to find a gap in the defence.
The match has just finished.
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) comes close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box, and he perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd).
This corner is not going into the box. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) decides to take it with a short pass.
The ball is passed from one Arsenal player to another, and the game isn’t very exciting. Nothing lasts forever, though. They make a mistake, and possession is taken by the opponent. Arsenal have a corner.
A yellow card for a tackle by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle Utd). Andre Marriner doesn’t hesitate at all to make this decision.
3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) won himself some space after the corner kick was taken and tries his luck with a shot from the edge of the box. His effort is directed to the middle of the goal, but the goalkeeper is alert to make a save.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) will take a corner kick.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) collects a pass and finds himself in a good position to strike from the edge of the box, but his attempt is blocked. Arsenal earn a corner.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) sets the ball for the free kick from 30 metres out. His attempt is aimed towards the left side of the goal, but Tim Krul is alert and makes a comfortable save.
Steve McClaren has decided to make a change. Siem De Jong (Newcastle Utd) replaces Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd).
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) knocks his opponent down with a harsh tackle. A free kick to Arsenal. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
Arsenal take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. Arsenal have been awarded a corner kick. The main referee and one of the assistants point at the corner flag.
The statistics of shots on goal are at the moment – 0:9.
Arsene Wenger has decided to substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he is replaced by Mikel Arteta (Arsenal).
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) decided to speed play up by taking a quick free kick.
Andre Marriner interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal). A free kick to Newcastle Utd.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) goes off the pitch and Papiss Cisse (Newcastle Utd) comes on.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) gets to the ball from the resulting corner and tries his luck with a shot, but one of the defenders steps in to block the effort. The ball is out-of-play. Arsenal have been awarded a corner kick.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) steps up to send the ball in.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The ball goes out-of-play. Arsenal have been awarded a corner kick.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) is caught offside!
Steve McClaren prepares a substitution. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle Utd) is replaced by Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd).
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and produces a poor effort which sails high over the bar.
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Theo Walcott (Arsenal), and he is replaced by Olivier Giroud (Arsenal).
The attendance for today’s match is 50388.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) gets on the end of a pass and produces a promising first-time shot at goal. His effort is blocked by Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) with a brilliant diving save!
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
An unsuccessful cross into the box by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety. Now Arsenal with a corner.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) passes the ball onto Theo Walcott (Arsenal), but one of the defenders dispossesses him.
We can have a look at the statistics now, and particularly at total attempts – 1:22.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) receives a precise low pass inside the box, controls the ball and releases it towards the left post. Unfortunately for him, Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) makes a great save to stop his effort.
The ball is cleared after Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) was offside, and the assistant referee saw it and raised his flag.
Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle Utd) deflects the ball past his own goalkeeper and into the goal after trying to jump in the way of a shot!
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) finds himself some space just outside the box, collects a rebound and produces a goal-bound effort. Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) pulls off a fantastic reflex save to stop the ball which went to the bottom right corner.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) says something out of turn to the referee and is shown a yellow card.
Andre Marriner shows the yellow card to Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) for a heavy challenge.
Vurnon Anita (Newcastle Utd) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card without any hesitation from the referee.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) unfairly held the opponent. The referee saw the whole situation and blows his whistle for a foul.
Half-time break is over and the second half is starting right now. Enjoy yourself!
It wasn’t the most inspiring 45 minutes that you’ll see this week. Let’s hope that the second period will be more exciting. The away side is dominant and dictates the tempo of the game, mainly because of their higher activity and more accurate passing. The home players focus especially on the well-organized defence, and players of the away team present themselves with possession football.
That’s all for the first half. The referee blows his whistle, and players are heading into their locker rooms.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) brings his opponent down with a tackle, and Andre Marriner blows a whistle for a foul.
26:74 – this is the percentage of the current ball possession.
2 additional min. will be played.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender.
Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out-of-play.
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort.
Alexis Sanchez plays a pass to Theo Walcott (Arsenal), but he can’t take a proper shot from inside the box as the ball flies well wide of the right post.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) takes the corner which is cleared.
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears. The ball is out-of-play and Arsenal manage to earn a corner.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who averts the danger.
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players. Arsenal forced their opponent to concede a corner.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) makes a nice run and receives a pin-point long through ball from Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd). It would probably have put him one-on-one with the keeper, but one of the defenders came with a vital clearance.
Vurnon Anita (Newcastle Utd) makes a harsh challenge and Andre Marriner calls for a foul.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) with a wonderful solo effort. He blasted from long range, but the shot directing towards the left side of the goal was thwarted by Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd). Theo Walcott (Arsenal) misses a rebound from close range. His effort floats narrowly over the crossbar!
Neat passing move from Arsenal in order to create new attacking opportunities.
A pass by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle Utd) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Andre Marriner shows a yellow card to Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) who can’t be surprised because his tackle was really hard.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) sends a poor cross from the corner and Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) has no trouble to gather it.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) superbly chipped the ball over the defenders to feed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) in run. One of the defenders managed to clear the ball. Arsenal will take a corner kick.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) unleashed a powerful shot from a mid-range free kick, but he only hit the defensive wall.
Jack Colback (Newcastle Utd) brings his opponent down. Andre Marriner has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul. Arsenal earn a free kick which can lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle Utd) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Andre Marriner won’t hear any protests.
It’s a foul from Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd). Surprisingly, the referee comes and pulls out a red card. It was a very harsh one and Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle Utd) complains, but it’s no use of course. The decision has been made.
A cross, produced by Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), caused no threat to the opposition’s defence as the ball was cleared out of danger.
Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle Utd) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Andre Marriner blow the whistle. Arsenal earn a free kick.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle Utd) passes to Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd), but he produces a wild shot from the edge of the box. It goes well wide of the left post.
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) times his run too early, and the assistant referee raises his flag, offside. The opposition will take an indirect free kick.
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) must feel embarrassed now. He received a killer pass, but his finish from the six-yard box was a disaster. He miskicked and made it very easy for Tim Krul (Newcastle Utd) to get hold of the ball.
Florian Thauvin (Newcastle Utd) sends a cross into the box, but Petr Cech (Arsenal) comes off his line to gather the ball.
The defence had a hard time blocking out the strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal). He didn’t hesitate and finished from outside the box right after he had received a pass from his teammate.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
Andre Marriner shows a yellow card to Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle Utd) for his blatant foul.
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
Here we go, today’s match is starting right now.
Arsenal have won 6x away this season.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Newcastle Utd will have the kick-off.
You can have a look at the starting XIs of both teams in the details of this match.
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The referee of today’s match will be Andre Marriner.
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