Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle, 03 January 2009

Score3-1 to Arsenal
RefereeMichael Jones
CompetitionFA Cup 3rd round
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance59,424

Goals:

Robin van Persie 47 G
Nicklas Bendtner 50 G
Robin van Persie 85 G

Goals:

Karl Duguid 53 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Defender Johann Djourou
Defender William Gallas
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Midfielder Emmanuel Eboué
Midfielder Abou Diaby
Midfielder Samir Nasri
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Romain Larrieu
Defender Craig Cathcart
Defender David Gray
Defender Marcel Seip
Defender/Left back Chris Barker
Midfielder Luke Summerfield
Midfielder/Forward Karl Duguid
Midfielder/Forward Jamie Mackie
Forward Chris Clark
Forward Rory Fallon
Forward Paul Gallagher

Substitutions:

Kieran Gibbs for Mikaël Silvestre 30
Carlos Vela for Emmanuel Eboué 70
Jack Wilshere for Nicklas Bendtner 86

Substitutions:

Steven MacLean for Paul Gallagher 72
Craig Noone for Chris Clark 78

Cards:

Nicklas Bendtner 22 Y

Cards:

Karl Duguid 45 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Midfielder Amaury Bischoff
Midfielder Mark Randall
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Forward Carlos Vela

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lloyd Saxton
Defender Krisztian Timar
Defender/Centre back Mathias Doumbe
Midfielder Yoann Folly
Midfielder Craig Noone
Forward Steven MacLean
Forward Émile Mpenza

Comments:

As confirmed by the club's official web site, although shown as an own goal by many sources, Arsenal's second goal should be credited to Nicklas Bendtner: "Arsenal’s second goal in their 3-1 victory against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, January 3 has been officially awarded to Nicklas Bendtner. "There was some confusion surrounding the goal after it appeared that Pilgrims defender David Gray had helped turn Robin van Persie’s low cross into the net. "However, the goal has been awarded to Bendtner and it becomes the second FA Cup strike of his career." On his Plymouth Argyle debut, Gray later claimed: "I never knew until after the match that I got credited with a goal until I got a few texts off my mates saying 'well done you've scored on your debut. "I definitely never got a touch on it, which I'm quite disappointed about, because hopefully I'd have defended it a lot better!"