Swansea City 1 - 2 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at The Liberty Stadium

Date: 28/09/2013 KO: 17:30 Ref: M Clattenburg Att: 20,712

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Ben Davies 82



Serge Gnabry 58
Aaron Ramsey 62

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • The full-time whistle goes and Arsenal have clung on to beat Swansea 2-1 and open up a two-point lead at the top of the table with their eighth consecutive league win. Gnabry and Ramsey grabbed the crucial goals and the Swans were only able to pull one goal back through Davies.

  • Arteta is booked following a kick on Michu.

  • Wilshere is in no hurry to leave the field as Jenkinson comes on and valuable seconds are eaten up.

  • Bony has added an aerial presence to Swansea and he nods the ball down in the box for Michu, but it does not fall kindly for him and Arsenal clear.

  • Four minutes of stoppage time have been signalled so there is still an opportunity for Swansea to draw level.

  • Mertesacker thumps a clearance the full length of the field as Arsenal try to relieve the pressure and help the clock tick down.

  • Monreal replaces Ozil for the closing stages as Wenger looks to shore things up and protect Arsenal's lead.

  • There are appeals for a penalty, at least from the Swansea supporters, as Sagna's clearance crashes into the hand of Flamini. Clattenburg waves play on and it is the correct decision as there was clearly no intent there from Flamini.

  • The crowd are really spurring Swansea on now and the players are responding as they strive to pin Arsenal back and grab an equaliser.

  • Canas joins his Swansea team-mate on a booking after a mistimed tackle on Ramsey.

  • Chico becomes the latest player to go into the book following a foul in midfield.

  • GOAL! Swansea reduce their arrears and it is a superb goal for Davies, who drifts in from the left and gives the ball to Bony. He keeps his run going and Bony's lofted return ball allows the full-back to provide a neat first-time finish past Szczesny.

  • De Guzman is shown a yellow card following a challenge on Wilshere in midfield.

  • Ozil floats in an excellent free-kick which Mertesacker meets with a powerful header, but it is misdirected and goes well wide.

  • Gnabry is given a generous round of applause as he makes way for Arteta for the closing stages.

  • Swansea are presented with a good chance following a mix-up between Wilshere and Gibbs but Bony decides to shoot from an acute angle rather than square the ball for a team-mate and Szczesny makes a solid save with his legs, before springing to his feet and berating his defenders.

  • A promising Arsenal move is stopped in its tracks as Giroud is flagged offside following a mistimed run.

  • Davies gets forward well down the left but then wastes the chance to deliver a meaningful cross as he sends the ball straight out of play.

  • Swansea are showing much more urgency now and Arsenal are having to sit back and wait for further opportunities on the break.

  • Dyer tries his luck now from 25 yards with a ferocious strike, but Szczesny is equal to the task as he leaps full-length to his right to tip the ball behind.


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