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Premier League

  • December 4, 2010
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Emirates Stadium, London
  • Referee: C. Foy
  • • Attendance: 60049

Live Commentary

  • It's over! Worthy of a derby and with two Americans involved, unfortunately for the losing side.
  • 90' + 4'
    Final whistle!
  • 90' + 4'
    Only seconds left. Arsenal play keep-away with Fulham.
  • 90' + 3'
    EJ on the ball, tries to get past him man, but can't quite do it.
  • 90' + 3'
    Dempsey at the top of the box, looks like he gets fouled, but doesn't get the call.
  • 90' + 1'
    Walcott trying to timewaste with the ball in the corner, but Dempsey picks it out.
  • 90'
    Johnson pressuring for the ball, but Arsenal don't crack yet.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionDanny Murphy Eddie Johnson
  • 89'
    EJ is on! However, his first touch is a foul, contesting for a ball.
  • 88'
    Gera with a shot, but a full-stretch dive by Fabianski just denies him.
  • 88'
    Fulham throwing caution to the winds, pushing forward.
  • 86'
    Another Fulham attack and Fabianski dives to punch out a cross.
  • 85'
    Arsenal may take this, but Fulham have made them work for it and certainly made the Gunner fans sweat.
  • 84'
    It's an attacking opportunity for Fulham, but Arsenal finally clear it out.
  • 84'
    Dempsey with a great pass to Davies, but the return cross is blocked out for a throw.
  • 82'
    Van Persie down. Finally back up.
  • 80'
    Dempsey heroically tries to reach a poor pass.
  • 79'
    Chamakh spins and tries a shot, but misses.
  • 78'
    It eventually leads to an Etuhu that is just barely wide.
  • 78'
    Fulham are pesky, though, and get a corner on the other end.
  • 76'
    Assist Robin van Persie
  • 76'
    Goal Samir Nasri
  • 76'
    Nasri and Arsenal work a passing play that leaves Nasri with only Schwarzer in the box, but once past him, his angle is so tough, he has to do a complete 360 turn to get just enough on the ball to chip into the net. It's a goal!
  • 74'
    SubstitutionJack Wilshere Theo Walcott
  • 73'
    SubstitutionDiomansy Kamara Andy Johnson
  • 73'
    Freekick for Fulham leads to a Gera bike kick - it's wide, but still fun to see.
  • 71'
    Dempsey down for a bit, drawing boos from Arsenal fans about timewasting.
  • 70'
    Dangerous corner chance for Fulham - Fabianski dives and misses for the ball, but the follow is blocked off the Arsenal line.
  • 70'
    Dempsey, for example is playing more defensively again.
  • 69'
    Though play is still relatively open, Fulham are becoming more cagey - trying to keep the road point.
  • 67'
    Song with a shot from a poor angle.
  • 63'
    SubstitutionTomas Rosicky Robin van Persie
  • 63'
    Fulham's nemesis, Robin van Persie, is on the field.
  • 60'
    Fulham finally get a corner chance on goal! It's saved, though.
  • 59'
    Dempsey holding the ball well, but Fulham aren't providing many options for him to pass.
  • 57'
    But it's Arshavin with the shot and Schwarzer with the save!
  • 56'
    As before, Nasri at the center of it.
  • 55'
    Arsenal looking more lively now.
  • 53'
    Rosicky wide after a nice Arsenal passing attack.
  • 50'
    It's cleared, but the chances are coming for both sides.
  • 49'
    Dempsey takes an opportune shot from distance with is blocked out for a corner.
  • 48'
    Fulham are doing a much better job of slowing the Arsenal attack.
  • 46'
    No changes for either side as the second half kicks off.
  • It's halftime! Fulham seemed overmatched, but they fought their way back into the match, thanks to a magical little move by Dempsey to feed Kamara.
  • 45'
    Kamara in free on goal, but this time, Fabianski makes a great save - although Kamara should have done better with a delicious opportunity.
  • 45'
    Chamakh with a header - but right at Schwarzer!
  • 43'
    Play is being contested in the middle of the field now. Neither squad with a particular advantage.
  • 43'
    Play is being contested in the middle of the field now. Neither squad with a particular advantage.
  • 38'
    Fulham, meanwhile, look more inspired, especially after Dempsey earns a corner. It's punched away, though.
  • 37'
    Arsenal is still generally in control, but the zip is missing from their attacks.
  • 34'
    Kamara is down, rubbing his knee, putting a look of fright on Mark Hughes' face, but Kamara finally gets up and walks it off.
  • 33'
    SubstitutionLaurent Koscielny Johan Djourou
  • 33'
    Now it's Arsenal's turn to sub out an injured player - Koscielny.
  • 30'
    Assist Clint Dempsey
  • 30'
    Goal Diomansy Kamara
  • 30'
    Dempsey does a great job in the middle, using both strength and still to hold off Arsenal defenders, threads a silky pass through the backline to the run of Kamara, leaving him with a simple finish for the equalizer!
  • 29'
    SubstitutionMatthew Briggs Chris Baird
  • 29'
    Hangeland coughs up the ball, then is forced to make a corner-conceding tackle. An injured Briggs is swapped, then the corner comes to nada.
  • 28'
    Song with a shot is wide. Way too many chances conceded by Fulham. Way too few created, too.
  • 27'
    Nasri nearly creates another goal, but Schwarzer saves again in front of the net.
  • 26'
    Kamara should have left a long pass from Hangelan for Dempsey, who was not offside, but he takes it down and the flag goes up.
  • 25'
    Schwarzer saves a shot from Arshavin - Fulham are relying too much on their goalkeeper today.
  • 22'
    Nasri cuts the ball past his defender but a chasing Dempsey competes for the ball to kill the attack.
  • 20'
    And nothing comes of it - goalkeeper catches. Announcers discuss Fulham's tragic away record - no wins since last season.
  • 20'
    Kamara earns Fulham's first corner.
  • 19'
    Now the camera shows Cesc Fabregas in the stands, perhaps thinking about how much easier it was to avoid injury when he played in Barcelona's youth ranks.
  • 19'
    Dempsey earns a goal in a dangerous spot, but nothing comes of it.
  • 17'
    Thierry Henry is shown in the stands, perhaps reflecting on how much easier it is to win the league title in England than in MLS.
  • 16'
    Shocking poor pass from Hughes, frankly. Arsenal were knocking on the door for more than a bit already, though.
  • 14'
    Assist Andrey Arshavin
  • 14'
    Goal Samir Nasri
  • 14'
    Nasri will not be denied! Hughes with a poor pass, and a balletic Nasri in the box breaks the ankles of two defenders before slamming his shot into the inside roof of the net.
  • 14'
    Nasri with a pass from Arshavin toe-pokes past the goalkeeper, but he's also wide of the mark by about 2 feet.
  • 12'
    Gera with a hopeful shot from distance - but that's as close as Fulham have come to the goal yet. It's wide by about two feet.
  • 11'
    Dempsey again tracks back on defense - he's not getting service at all.
  • 9'
    But it turns into an Arsenal counter, and Schwartzer saves it.
  • 9'
    Fulham finally getting a forward attack going. Sort of.
  • 8'
    Dempsey, working hard on defense, concedes a corner. It bounces in the box, but finally is cleared.
  • 7'
    Arshavin, perhaps high from Russia's 2018 win, tries a volley, but Schwartzer saves well.
  • 5'
    Dempsey with a bit of a tricky backpass - the defender ends up having to clear the ball to prevent danger from Arsenal.
  • 3'
    Dempsey can be effective today, but he needs service.
  • 2'
    Arsenal already on the attack, but a Hughes clearance holds them off.
  • 1'
    Kickoff! Fulham try to stave off relegation danger, Arsenal look to go top.