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  • Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal: Van Persie penalty, Benyoun late-goal

    Arsenal returned to winning ways. After a subdued Manchester City last weekend, the Gunners back to three points after a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Yossi Benayoun a hero with a goal towards the end of the game.

    In a match at Villa Park on Wednesday (12/21/2011), Arsenal's first lead through Robin van Persie penalty in minute 17. The hosts equalized through Marc Albrighton early in the second half, before Benayoun ensure three points to take home 'Gunner' through his goal on 87 minutes.

    These results Arsenal return to winning ways after last weekend's 0-1 over Manchester City subject. Three points from this match Arsene Wenger makes they now have a collection of 32 points, equal with Chelsea who sit in fourth position of the new Tottenham Hotspur will be playing tonight cons.
    The game

    Arsenal first be pressure from the host in seven minutes. Receiving feedback from the measurable Charles N'Zogbia, Gabriel Agbonlahor's header towards goal and pushed out of the field by Wojciech Szczesny.

    Back through the host Agbonlahor spread threats in minute 11. This time Aaron Ramsey who blew it when he was a very good tackle before the striker fired a shot at close range.

    In the 17th minute the Gunners actually first to open the scoring. Starting from Ciaran Clark offenses committed against Theo Walcott in the forbidden box, the referee had given the visitors a penalty. Robin van Persie who ran as an executor to change the score finished 1-0.

    Villa had a chance to equalize when the ball is released Marc Albrighton failed struck by Stephen Ireland. The ball can then be secured by Szczesny.

    Nine-minute second-half run Villa can finally leveled to 1-1. Marc Albrighton goal made poor use of Vermaelen's header, the ball is kicked into the net past the foot gap Szczesny. Albrighton goal is listed as a goal to 20,000 in the event the Premier League.

    In the 56th minute Villa almost re-pierced. Starting from the acceleration Walcott who stopped Richard Dunne tackle, the ball then fell to the feet Mertesacker. Mertesacker released kick goalie Guzan could be muted.

    Some of the substitutions made Arsene Wenger to add to the aggressiveness of his team, and make a goal that could bring them back ahead. Rosicky signed to replace Frimpong in the 65th minute, while in the 78th minute Aaron Ramsey and Gervino replaced by Yossi Benayoun and Andriy Arshavin.

    The decision was proven correct for three minutes before the match Arsenal finished successfully return back the lead. The Villans take advantage of poor defense, Benayoun with a corner kick the ball freely Van Persie to change the score to 2-1.


    Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Dunne, Cuellar, Warnock, Albrighton, Ireland, Clark, Petrov, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor; Subs: Marshall, Collins, Delfouneso, Delph, Bannan, Weimann, Williams /// Arsenal: Szczesny, Coquelin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Walcott, Ramsey, Frimpong, Arteta, Gervinho, Van Persie; Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Squillaci, Arshavin, Chamakh, Benayoun


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