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FINAL WHISTLE: Sunderland 1-1 Arsenal

Sunderland have broken the heart of Arsenal by scoring a 95th minute equaliser at the Stadium of Light.

Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas put his side ahead in the 13th minute when he blocked an Anton Ferdinand clearance which sailed over Simon Mignolet's head but they had to deal with the sending off of Alex Song ten minutes after the break and a missed Tomas Rosicky penalty in the 74th minute and it proved too much as Darren Bent equalised deep in injury time.

The Black Cats striker was on hand to smash home from close range after Gael Clichy failed to clear properly, allowing Sunderland to remain 10th whilst Arsenal stayed in second.

Sunderland: 1 (Darren Bent 90+5') Arsenal: 1 (Cesc Fabregas 13')

Venue: Stadium of Light, SunderlandCrowd: 38,950 Referee: Phil Dowd Yellow cards:SU - Danny Welbeck 48', Cristian Riveros 63', Steed Malbranque 85' ARS - Jack Wilshere 23', Alex Song 38' Red card:ARS - Alex Song 55'

Starting Line-Ups

SU Simon Mignolet (gk), Anton Ferdinand, Titus Bramble, Kieran Richardson, Nedum Onuoha (Zenden 77'), Cristian Riveros (Gyan 64'), Jordan Henderson, Steed Malbranque (Reid 86'), Danny Welbeck, Ahmed Al Muhammadi, Darren Bent

Subs - Trevor Carson (gk), Andy Reid (86'), Boudewijn Zenden (77'), Philip Bardsley, Asamoah Gyan (64'), Jack Colback, Paul da Silva

ARSManuel Almunia (gk), Laurent Koscielny, Sebastien Squillaci, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Jack Wilshere, Alex Song, Marouane Chamakh, Cesc Fabregas (Rosicky 29'), Andrei Arshavin (Denilson 58'), Samir Nasri

Subs - Lukasz Fabianski (gk), Tomas Rosicky (29'), Emmanuel Eboue, Johan Djourou, Denilson (58'), Carlos Vela, Kieran Gibbs

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Andrew Slevison
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