JAC Sport, Newcastle - Arsenal had to settle for share points in the first match of Premier League 20111/2012 against Newcastle United after being held goalless draw at St James Park on Sunday early morning WIB, August 14, 2011. Arsenal have to finish the match with 10 players after Gervinho sent off.
Gervinho debut in the Premier League does not go smoothly. Ivory Coast national team player gets a red card in the 76th minute after getting into fights with Newcastle players, Joey Barton.
Gervinho provocation Barton approached him because it was considered diving in the penalty box. Referee Peter Walton gives Gervinho red card because it is hitting Barton, while Barton just got a yellow card.
Newcastle : Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Barton, Cabaye (Lovenkrands, 81'), Tiote, Gutierrez, Ameobi (Best, 73'), Ba (Obertan, 46').
Arsenal : Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Song, Rosicky (Frimpong, 85'), Ramsey (Djorou 92'), Arshavin (Walcott, 61'), Gervinho (Red card 76'), Van Persie.