Barclays Premier League highlights Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal highlights
Wed 21 Dec 2011
Liverpool beat Aston Villa thanks to Craig Bellamy.
Aston Villa v Arsenal line-ups
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.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
GOAL Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal (Robin van Persie)
Arsenal goal: A neat Cruyff turn by Theo Walcott sees him get by Ciaran Clark, who pulls back the winger in the box for a clear penalty. Robin van Persie smashes his 33rd goal of the calendar year into the roof of the net from the spot. Arsenal lead and it is 10 more to go until the 20,000th Premier League goal.
GOAL Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal (Marc Albrighton)
Aston Villa goal: A long goal kick forward from Brad Guzan sees Thomas Vermaelen try to pass to Per Mertesacker but Marc Albrighton nips in and goes through to finish low. It’s the 20,000th Premier League goal, but more importantly it has won me £14 English pounds.
GOAL Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal (Yossi Benayoun)
Arsenal goal: Arsenal look like they’ve snatched a late winner at Villa Park as substitute Yossi Benayoun heads home from Robin van Persie’s corner. He gives boss Arsene Wenger the thumbs up in celebration.
Aston Villa red card: After being booked for dissent, Alan Hutton slides through Thomas Vermaelen, leaving the defender floored and earns himself a second yellow and an early bath… well, a minute before his team-mates as the dismissal is pretty much the last act. Arsenal win 2-1.
ASTON VILLA RED CARD (Alan Hutton)