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  • Sunderland 2-0 Arsenal: Richardson great-strike, Chamberlain own-goal

    After receiving a crushing defeat in the Champions League, Arsenal were forced back to bite the bullet. The Gunners are now eliminated from the FA Cup after the surrender of Sunderland 0-2 in the fifth round.

    A visit to the Stadium of Light on Saturday (18/02/2012), lost to Arsenal goal by Kieran Richardson in the 40th minute and an own goal made Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 78th minute.

    With this victory, Sunderland entitled to advance to the quarterfinals. The next opponent will be determined by the draw on 19 February.

    Arsenal immediately apply pressure to Sunderland to be the first chance in the sixth minute. Mikel Arteta's free kick executed but the kick curled inches wide of the Sunderland goal.

    Bad news for Arsenal. Team injury list getting longer now that Francis Coquelin on a stretcher out of the field and was replaced by Sebastian Squillaci five minutes later.

    Aaron Ramsey violation fruitful free kick for Sunderland. Operand Lee Cattermole who met Stephane Sessegnon kick off fast. The ball was wide.

    The home team back to spread the threat. James McClean leveled off a cross that could be dangerous diceploskan Sessegnon into goals if it did not secure it Lukasz Fabianski.

    Gervinho! Robin van Persie get the ball and passing to Gervinho in the penalty box. Ivory Coast players kicking it be ignored so that only the corner.

    When receiving feedback breakthrough Alex Song, Van Persie ditekel by John O'Shea. The Arsenal player asked for a penalty but the referee could not be granted because the judge Dachshund clean O'Shea.

    Goal! Sunderland 1-0 lead. Sebastian Larsson free-kick from Thomas Vermaelen secured with a header. But the ball arrived in the path of Kieran Richardson who had hit his shot before the break Arsenal Squillaci.

    Two minutes of extra time, Arsenal have not been able to create a goal back. Score 1-0 to Sunderland advantage lasted until halftime.

    Sunderland took just three minutes from the kickoff of the second half for Arsenal again threatened. Sagna violation Berbah free kick from a dangerous position. Larsson returned to the show as an executor, but was off the goalpost.

    Bad luck back to haunt Arsenal after Ramsey and Squillaci injury which was later replaced Thomas Rosicky and Theo Walcott.

    Arsenal had the opportunity of Van Persie free kick on 68 minutes. Ball on Bardsley Philipp, who then secured by goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Vermaelen's header then also still be captured.

    Goal! Sunderland extended his lead to 2-0. Starting from behind the attacks, Oxlade-Chamberlain trying to catch the ball. Sunderland players kick the pole, Chamberlain is trying to secure the legs instead of the ball into the net and even his own.

    Until the game ends, Arsenal are not able to create a goal back. Final score 2-0 to Sunderland victory.

    Teams Line-up:

    Sunderland: Simon Mignolet, John O'Shea, Kieran Richardson, Michael Turner, Phillip Bardsley, Sebastian Larsson, Lee Cattermole, Craig Gardner, Stephane Sessegnon, Jack Colback, James McClean

    ARSENAL: Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna, Johan Djourou, Thomas Vermaelen, Francis Coquelin (Sebastien Squillaci 11 ') (Theo Walcott 54'), Mikel Arteta, Alex Song, Aaron Ramsey (Thomas Rosicky 53 '), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yao Kouassi Gervinho, Robin van Persie


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