Arsenal 7 - 3 Newcastle United

Match info: Premier League at Emirates Stadium

Date: 29/12/2012 KO: 17:30 Ref: C Foy Att: 60,087

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Arsenal

Theo Walcott 20,73,90+2
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 50
Lukas Podolski 64
Olivier Giroud 84,87

7
vs
3

Newcastle

Demba Ba 43,69
Sylvain Marveaux 59

FT (ht: 1-1)

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  • Full Time. That's it. An astonishing game - there was nearly an eighth for Arsenal as Giroud hits the crossbar late on - but it ends 7-3 to the Gunners. Harsh on Newcastle after a wonderful game but Theo Walcott steals the show with his hat-trick.

  • Goal! Theo Walcott shows great determination to run in from the left-wing and get up from a challenge to lift the ball over Krul. That's his hat-trick!

    90+2
  • Santon booked.

    90
  • Tavernier for Marveaux.

    88
  • Goal! Mazy run from Walcott and Olivier Giroud blasts home the loose ball.

    87
  • Coquelin on for Cazorla.

    86
  • Goal! That's surely it now! Olivier Giroud heads in from close range to convert a delightful right-wing cross from Walcott.

    85
  • Walcott so close to a hat-trick but sees his effort deflected just wide.

    83
  • Ramsey on for Podolski.

    82
  • Ameobi on for Bigirimana.

    82
  • Shades of Pele as Walcott dummies the ball as Krul advances but he cannot retrieve the ball from a wide position and sees his cross blocked.

    80
  • Cisse has a half-chance as he races onto a through-ball but the ball ricochets off his hand and the foul is given.

    80
  • Krul claims the ball from a free-kick and there is a delay as he landed on Perch.

    78
  • Bigirimana shoots from distance but Szczesny gets down well to save.

    76
  • Giroud on for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

    74
  • Goal! Theo Walcott rifles the ball into the roof of the net after a melee in the Newcastle area. Pardew had called for the visitors to keep things tight - they weren't listening and go behind for a fourth time!

    73
  • Wilshere has the chance to break but runs into trouble.

    72
  • Goal! Demba Ba with his second goal of an astonishing game! Marveaux did brilliantly with a driving run before playing a delicious far-post cross with the outside of his left foot. Ba was there to sidefoot the volley home.

    69
  • Spell of possession for Newcastle now. Surely they couldn't find a third equaliser.

    68
  • Good corner from Wilshere but Koscielny cannot direct the ball goalwards.

    66

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