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Van Persie double helps Arsenal sink Sunderland

Published: Sunday 16 October 2011, 19.15CET
Two goals from Robin van Persie helped Arsenal FC earn a 2-1 win against Sunderland AFC, while Shola Ameobi scored late as Newcastle United FC held Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-2.

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Published: Sunday 16 October 2011, 19.15CET

Van Persie double helps Arsenal sink Sunderland

Two goals from Robin van Persie helped Arsenal FC earn a 2-1 win against Sunderland AFC, while Shola Ameobi scored late as Newcastle United FC held Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-2.

Goals from Robin van Persie either side of half-time edged Arsenal FC past Sunderland AFC 2-1, while north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur FC were held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United FC.

Gunners captain Van Persie scored 29 seconds into the match, but a terrific Sebastian Larsson free-kick ensured the visitors were level at the interval. The Dutch forward had the final say as he fired in a free-kick with eight minutes remaining to seal Arsenal's third win of the season and move them up to tenth.

Tottenham went ahead twice at St James' Park through Rafael van der Vaart's penalty and Jermain Defoe, but Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi's goal four minutes from time secured the draw for Newcastle to keep them in fourth. Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion FC got their first home win of the campaign and leapfrogged opponents Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the table as goals from Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie secured a 2-0 success.

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Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/10/2011 20:58 CET

16/10/2011

NewcastleNewcastle2-2TottenhamTottenham

Ba 48, Ameobi 86

Van der Vaart 40 (p), Defoe 68

Venue: Newcastle

16/10/2011

ArsenalArsenal2-1SunderlandSunderland

Van Persie 1, 82

S. Larsson 31

Venue: London

16/10/2011

West BromWest Brom2-0WolvesWolves

Brunt 8, Odemwingie 75

Venue: West Bromwich

15/10/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-1EvertonEverton

Sturridge 31, Terry 45+2, Ramires 61

Vellios 81

Venue: London

15/10/2011

NorwichNorwich3-1SwanseaSwansea

Pilkington 1, 63, Martin 10

Graham 12

Venue: Norwich

15/10/2011

StokeStoke2-0FulhamFulham

Walters 80, Delap 87

Venue: Stoke

15/10/2011

QPRQPR1-1BlackburnBlackburn

H. Helguson 16

Samba 24

Venue: London

15/10/2011

Man. CityMan. City4-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Balotelli 28, A. Johnson 47, Kompany 52, Milner 71

Warnock 65

Venue: Manchester

15/10/2011

WiganWigan1-3BoltonBolton

Diame 40

Reo-Coker 4, Ngog 45+3, Eagles 90+2

Venue: Wigan

15/10/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool1-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Gerrard 68

Hernández 81

Venue: Liverpool

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