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Arsenal leave it late to win on Wilshere return

Published: Saturday 27 October 2012, 18.24CET
Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC recorded 1-0 victories, with Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna returning from injury for the former and Micah Richards being carried off in the latter's win.

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Published: Saturday 27 October 2012, 18.24CET

Arsenal leave it late to win on Wilshere return

Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC recorded 1-0 victories, with Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna returning from injury for the former and Micah Richards being carried off in the latter's win.

Arsenal FC needed a late strike from Mikel Arteta to overcome ten-man Queens Park Rangers FC at home.

On a day when Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna made their long-awaited comebacks from injuries that had sidelined them since June 2011 and May 2012 respectively, the Spanish midfielder was the match winner in the London derby.

QPR successfully stifled their hosts for much of the encounter, but, after Stéphane Mbia was dismissed for violent conduct with ten minutes remaining, Arteta poked in at a goalmouth scramble to prevent the Gunners' scoreless drought extending to a third game in all competitions.

In the late fixture, a lone Carlos Tévez strike was all that separated Manchester City FC and Swansea City AFC, whose goalkeeper, Michel Vorm, was hurt in trying to save the Argentinian international's shot. City right-back Micah Richards then became the second player to leave the field on a stretcher after sustaining what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

Elsewhere, a last-gasp Hal Robson-Kanu goal meant that Reading FC and Fulham FC shared the spoils in a six-goal thriller, while Wigan Athletic FC got their second win of the season at the expense of West Ham United FC. Stoke City FC drew 0-0 with Sunderland AFC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.09CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 15:33 CET

27/10/2012

Man. CityMan. City1-0SwanseaSwansea

Tévez 61

Venue: Manchester

27/10/2012

ArsenalArsenal1-0QPRQPR

Arteta 84

Venue: London

27/10/2012

StokeStoke0-0SunderlandSunderland

Venue: Stoke

27/10/2012

WiganWigan2-1West HamWest Ham

Ramis 8, McArthur 47

Tomkins 90+3

Venue: Wigan

27/10/2012

ReadingReading3-3FulhamFulham

Leigertwood 26, McCleary 85, Robson-Kanu 90

Ruiz 61, Baird 77, Berbatov 88

Venue: Reading

27/10/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1NorwichNorwich

Benteke 26

Turner 79

Venue: Birmingham

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