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Stoke 1-0 Arsenal

Match summary

19 Aug 2017
Stoke City v Arsenal

Jese Rodriguez scored on his Stoke City debut to earn them a 1-0 win over Arsenal.

After a first half at the bet365 Stadium where Jack Butland had regularly thwarted Arsenal, the forward signed from Paris Saint-Germain this week opened the scoring two minutes after the break.

Stoke broke and Saido Berahino, on as a substitute for the injured Xherdan Shaqiri, slipped in the Spaniard, who finished past Petr Cech.

Arsenal came back, dominating possession, but Butland withstood shots from Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck, while Cech spectacularly saved Berahino’s header.

Olivier Giroud came on in the 65th minute but could not be the hero, playing in Alexandre Lacazette for a goal that was ruled offside, then heading wide in stoppage time.

See: Stoke report | Arsenal report

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