Arsenal 2-0 Fulham Stats and Highlights
Santi Cazorla scored twice as Arsenal beat Fulham to secure a fifth successive top-flight win to remain at the top of the Premier League.
Fulham had frustrated the Gunners and went close when a Steve Sidwell half-volley was smartly saved.
But Cazorla slotted in after an intricate one-touch passing move to break the visiting side’s resistance.
The Spaniard latched on to a clearance and drove in a low 20-yard strike to seal the victory.
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Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Saturday, 18 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
1-0 Cazorla 57′ | Mobile users click here
2-0 Cazorla 62′ | Mobile users click here
Arsenal have never lost at home to Fulham in any competition spanning 110 years (W22, D5).
However, Fulham earned a Premier League draw at the Emirates Stadium on each of their last two visits.
The Gunners are unbeaten in their subsequent nine home league matches since an opening-day defeat by Aston Villa, dropping just four points and conceding only three goals.
They have the joint best defensive record in the division, conceding 19 goals in 21 matches and keeping nine clean sheets.
Arsenal’s total of 48 points after 21 matches is their highest since 2007-08 (50 points). They finished in third place that season.
No team has scored the first goal in more Premier League games this season than Arsenal (16).
Olivier Giroud has scored the opening goal on a league-high six occasions this season.
Fulham have lost 14 of their first 21 top-flight matches in a season for the first time in their history.
They have conceded 46 league goals – 11 more than any other side in the division – and kept the fewest clean sheets (3).
The west London side have let in four goals or more in four of their last six league fixtures.
Steve Sidwell’s goal against Sunderland last weekend was Fulham’s seventh from a corner this season; a record matched only by Manchester City.
Darren Bent has scored seven goals in 11 Premier League appearances against Arsenal.