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90' + 8' FULL-TIME: WEST HAM 1-3 ARSENAL



90' + 7' Ozil plays Martinelli in behind down the right, but as the ball reaches the byline he can only cut it back to Martin in goal.
90' + 5' Arsenal go back to the halfway line with the corner. 
90' + 4' Close from Aubameyang! He collects a pass in behind down the left channel, cuts back onto his right foot, dances away from a couple of defenders but his right-footed shot deflects over for a corner.
90' + 2' Seven minutes added on here.
90' + 1' Chambers and Haller go for a low cross from the right. Chambers goes with his head, Haller goes with his foot, Chambers gets kicked in the head. He looks alright after a moment.
90' The West Ham fans took great amusement a few minutes ago as the stadium announcer mistakenly said David Luiz was coming on as Guendouzi was introduced. That's about the only entertainment they've had in the second half.
69' GOAL! 3-1, Aubameyang this time, Arsenal are on fire! He holds the ball up for Pepe at the right side of the area before playing it back to him with a backheel. Pepe lifts it in left-footed, and Aubameyang contorts his body to fire a superb volley into the bottom-right corner.


68' In the 58 minutes before this commentary contained the phrase "there is absolutely no indication that Arsenal will even come close to scoring a goal tonight," Arsenal had zero shots on target. In the ten minutes since, they've scored twice. 
66' GOAL! 2-1 Arsenal, brilliant from Pepe! The Gunners have remembered how to play! Pepe gets the ball from Aubameyang at the right side of the penalty area, shifts it onto his left and curls a beautiful shot into the far top corner.



60' GOAL! 1-1, Martinelli out of nowhere! It's Arsenal's first shot on target of the night. Torreira finds Kolasinac in space on the right, he puts in a low cross and Martinelli applies a good finish from close range.


60' Chambers blocks Anderson's shot from the edge of the area, before Antonio and Fornals go up for a header at the edge of the six-yard box and get in each other's way.
49' Cresswell is booked for a crunching foul on Pepe as he looked to cut inside before nutmegging him and going back outside. The defender looks to have hurt himself in the process, with a physio on bending his knee from side to side.
48' Maitland-Niles is fouled in the right-back position. Anderson picks up the loose ball before the whistle goes and looks to bend on in from range with Leno off his line, but he sends it straight into the keeper's arms.
47' Snodgrass wins an early corner on the right as the hosts look to attack straight away. Sokratis heads it out as far as Noble who hits it on the half-volley from 20 yards, but his shot loops well over the bar.
45' + 6' HALF-TIME: WEST HAM 1-0 OGBONNA


45' + 2' Noble looks to find a crossing position on the right, but Torreira makes a great slide tackle to put it out for a throw.
45' + 1' Five minutes of added time here, presumably mostly from Tierney's injury. 

44' Pepe holds the ball up with some stepovers before playing in Maitland-Niles on the overlap, but his low cross is straight at the goalkeeper.



42' Balbuena passes back to Martin and Aubameyang gives chase, but even he can't quite latch onto it. He got closer than most of us would.
40' West Ham look to come forward again and the ball comes to Fornals in the box, but his left-footed shot is scuffed into a defender.
38' GOAL! West Ham lead 1-0, Ogbonna turns in from the corner! Snodgrass delivers left-footed from the left. Its cleared as far as Noble who shoots from the edge of the area, but it's blocked. Rice keeps the attack alive by diverting the ball to Fornals on the right, he crosses and Ogbonna heads in from about eight yards out.



36' Pepe looks as if he's going to be alright to carry on, but there's a lot of whistling and jeering from the home fans. It's absolutely fair enough, as they've paid good money to watch what has been a genuinely abysmal game of football.
35' Pepe is down now. He took a heavy challenge from Cresswell.
34' Now West Ham come forward and Antonio is slipped in for a shooting opportunity down the left, but it's a narrow angle and a fairly simple save.
32' Good chance for Ozil. Pepe employs some trickery down the right but the chance looks to have gone as he looks for Aubameyang. The forward keeps hold of the ball and crosses from the other side, finding the German in space six yards out, but he jumps late and heads well over.
26' A shot! A shot at goal! The free-kick is delivered from the right in towards the far post. It's headed away but only as far as Fornals on the other side of the penalty area. He takes a touch before curling a right-footed effort straight down Leno's throat. 
25' Tierney fouls Snodgrass just to the right side of the penalty area, in a good position for a free-kick. Tierney's 'I didn't do it' jazz hands are excellent, but the decision stands.
24' Snodgrass sees the first yellow card of the evening for a late sliding tackle on Martinelli. Bit harsh.
22' Martinelli and Sokratis sandwich Antonio as the forward looks to win a header over on the right. West Ham take the free-kick short then slip a through ball in for Anderson to chase. He looks to be bundled over by Xhaka as he runs onto it, but Mike Dean isn't interested and it's a goal kick.
21' Arsenal's possession has dropped to 84% now, so the hosts are getting back into it.
20' Maitland-Niles whips in a cross from deep on the right towards the far post, but Balbuena gets his head to it.
19' Xhaka threatens to inject some excitement into proceedings as the ball sits up perfectly to be thwacked towards goal from 30 yards, but instead he opts to try and lift a disguised pass over the line of defence. It's headed away.
18' Pepe and Maitland-Niles combine to win a goal kick by the left corner flag as Fornals and Cresswell press them high. Aubameyang then gets at best his second touch of the game so far.
5' Rice bodies Ozil off the ball just inside the West Ham half and finds Anderson, who is breaking with Antonio in a two-on-four. The Brazilian finds Antonio, but he shoots over from the edge of the area under pressure from two yellow shirts.
4' Snodgrass drops to his knees, cursing and holding his lower back after taking a whack from behind as Arsenal looked to attack for the first time.
2' After 103 seconds, the ball leaves the Arsenal half for the first time. Tierney's pass is immediately intercepted by Noble.
1' We're off and running, as Aubameyang gets the game underway. Arsenal go back to defence, and give away a throw-in halfway inside their own half within 30 seconds of the whistle.







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