Arsenal vs. Stoke City  3 - 1

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +3 Ramsey wants two, and almost gets another - Giroud feeds him a ball to the right of the area which the Welsh captain has to turn to collect. He drives through on goal and fizzes in a high effort which Begovic tips over the bar.
90' +2 Arsenal fans are singing 'We are top of the league' - that would have been unthinkable after the opening-day defeat to Aston Villa. What a difference a man like Mesut Ozil can make.
90' +1 S. Ireland gets yellow.
90' Four minutes of injury time here, and this one has rather petered out after Sagna's third. Stoke have threatened at times, but Arsenal's quality and temperament have shone through today.
89' Wilson is fed the ball on the left wing and passes in a low cross, but Szczesny shouts and is left the ball to greet like an old friend. Not good enough from Stoke.
88' Miyaichi shows quick feet down the right to beat his man, but his cross is well overhit. Still, a little flash of what the Japanese forward can do.
87' Arsenal go to sleep here as Cameron beats the offside trap on the right, but his volley cross is cut out before reaching a Potters player. Moments later Ireland thrashes a close-range effort over the bar, but the referee blew up for an earlier foul by Walters.
86' Ireland has his first chance to get on the ball and feed Walters over the top, but there's too much on the ball and Szczesny easily gathers it. They just haven't had enough quality or concentration today.
84' Mathieu Flamini does well to cut out a cross from the right, which Szczesny then collects. It was a surprise to see the former Gunner given a new cotract this summer, but he's gone about his work quietly and effectively this season.
82' Stoke are continuing to push for a result here, and win another corner - they were putting serious pressure on Arsenal just before Sagna's header, and will be disappointed that they've lost the key aerial battles today.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +65 86
2 38 +51 84
3 38 +44 82
4 38 +27 79
5 38 +22 72
6 38 +4 69
7 38 +21 64
8 38 +8 56
9 38 -7 50
10 38 -16 49
11 38 -15 45
12 38 +0 42
13 38 -11 40
14 38 -19 38
15 38 -22 38
16 38 -15 37
17 38 -16 36
18 38 -34 33
19 38 -45 32
20 38 -42 30