Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 3 Arsenal

Match info: FA Cup - 4th Rnd at Amex Stadium

Date: 26/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Oliver Att: 27,113

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Brighton

Ashley Barnes 33
Leonardo Ulloa 62

2
vs
3

Arsenal

Olivier Giroud 16,56
Theo Walcott 85

FT (ht: 1-1)

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  • Arsenal easily withstand the late flurry of goalmouth surges from Brighton and can satisfactorily look on towards the next round of the competition.

    90+4
  • LuaLua tries hard to get around the outside and get a good ball in towards the far post, but his effort sails out of touch.

    90+3
  • The Gunners not pushing up as much as one would expect at this stage of the match, Giroud a lone man up front.

    90+2
  • Brighton fighting hard and have four extra minutes to do it, but the Arsenal keep their nerve in the final third.

    90+1
  • Mackail-Smith cries foul inside the Gunners' box in the hope of a penalty after the replacement forward fails to get on the end of a long ball in the area.

    90
  • Brighton withstand a nail-biting barrage on their goalmouth by a Arsenal outfit looking all the better as the match winds down.

    89
  • Walcott are constant threat now as he breezes into the box from the right and tries to slide the ball past Andergren at the near post, but the Seagulls gloveman makes another fine save.

    88
  • Brighton being asked again to rally from a goal behind, but time running out, it might be too much to expect of Gus Poyet's men.

    87
  • GOAL! Walcott fires home with a little deflection from out in front, the England forward in the right place to pounce on the loose ball after a super corner from Podolski.

    86
  • Giroud, again, on goal and this time forces a corner-kick for the visitors out on the right.

    85
  • LuaLua with an excellent ball from the left into the danger zone, but Mackail-Smith just can't raise high enough to get his head on the end of it.

    84
  • Brighton struggling to get their chance on the ball with Arsenal holding their ground.

    83
  • Giroud can't keep his shot down at the near pos after Podolski does well to feed the two-goal frontman.

    82
  • Jenkinson with a strong run down the right, but his cross for Podolski out on the far left is too strong.

    81
  • Arsenal controlling the play with their dominance on the ball, but just can't translate it into another goal.

    80
  • Santos with a loose shot yet again, and that will be his final contribution as Wenger has clearly has enough and thrown Kieran Gibbs for the closing stages of the match.

    79
  • Walcott with a quick fire break down the right and into the box, but his dispossessed before he can get his shot off.

    78
  • Arsenal come again, this time Wilshere on the ball, but he is cleared off the ball before he can really get going.

    77
  • The Gunners employing the right flank with more regularity with Walcott in particular directing the play for the visitors since his introduction.

    76
  • Andergren screaming at his defenders to pick Arsenal's movements off the ball as they push up yet again.

    75

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