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Leyton Orient   1 - 1   Arsenal

Jonathan Tehoue (centre) scores Leyton Orient's late equaliser against Arsenal

By Chris Bevan
BBC Sport, Brisbane Road

Jonathan Tehoue's stunning 89th minute equaliser earned League One side Leyton Orient an unlikely FA Cup fifth round replay with Arsenal.

The Gunners had dominated possession for most of the tie and thought Tomas Rosicky's second-half header would be enough to set up a quarter-final clash with Manchester United.

But Orient, who came into the match on the back of an incredible run of only one defeat in their last 20 games, never gave up and got their reward when substitute Tehoue bulldozed his way through two challenges and buried his shot past Manuel Almunia.

It had already been a frustrating day for the Gunners, who came to Brisbane Road on the back of their midweek Champions League win over Barcelona looking to maintain their push for silverware on four fronts.

This game was always going to be a very different test to the clash with the Spaniards, especially since Gunners boss Arsene Wenger picked a very different team, making 10 changes.

Alex Song was the only survivor of that victory in the starting XI at Brisbane Road but a side containing Rosicky, Andrey Arshavin and Marouane Chamakh should still have seen off Orient with ease.

But they did not, mainly because of a lack of urgency in the final third, and some poor finishing when they did turn their vastly superior possession into chances.

Too often, they were kept at arms length - Nicklas Bendtner and Chamakh failed to trouble O's keeper Jamie Jones with efforts from the edge of the box and even Jones' best save - from Arshavin's snap-shot - was a relatively straightforward near-post stop.

It was not all one-way traffic, with Charlie Daniels sending a 30-yard drive fizzing over the bar from a quickly-taken corner.

But Arsenal should still have been ahead at the break when Kieran Gibbs overlapped down the left and sent in a perfect cross, only for the unmarked Chamakh to slice his shot horribly wide from near the penalty spot.

That lack of cutting edge left Wenger with plenty to ponder at the interval but in the end he did not have to wait long to see his side break the deadlock.

The Gunners continued to attack and finally got their reward in the 52nd minute, when Rosicky met Bendtner's cross with a neat header that nestled into the bottom corner of the net.

That still left Orient more than half-an-hour to find an equaliser, however, and they threatened an instant response when Alex Revell met Dean Cox's cross, but saw his looping header easily saved.

Arsenal appeared the more likely to score a second, with only a fine double save by Jones denying Rosicky from Arshavin's pull-back.

But while there was only one goal in it, Orient remained hopeful and they continued to press forward.

Revell had fired wide with a sweeping shot before the home side had appeals for a penalty turned down when the striker's effort hit Sebastien Squillaci in the face.

It appeared the O's final chance had come and gone before Tehoue surged forward, but his powerful finish means the east Londoners have a lucrative replay to look forward to on top of the £800,000 they have already made from this Cup run.

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Sunday, 20 February 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leyton Orient 1-1 Arsenal FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Tehoue 89
  • Rosicky 53

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Whing yellow card
  • 04 Chorley
  • 06 Forbes
  • 17 Crowe (Carroll 46)
  • 07 Cox
  • 08 Dawson
  • 13 Daniels
  • 20 Smith
  • 09 McGleish (Tehoue 63)
  • 11 Revell (M'Poku 84)

Substitutes

  • 12 Butcher,
  • 02 Omozusi,
  • 19 Mike,
  • 25 Carroll,
  • 27 M'Poku,
  • 18 Tehoue,
  • 29 Kane

Arsenal

Substitutes

Ref: FriendAtt: 9,136
LEYTON ORIENT
ARSENAL

Possession

  • Leyton Orient 40%
  • Arsenal 60%

Attempts on target

  • Leyton Orient 4
  • Arsenal 12

Attempts off target

  • Leyton Orient 3
  • Arsenal 8

Corners

  • Leyton Orient 4
  • Arsenal 2

Fouls

  • Leyton Orient 8
  • Arsenal 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:09 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:58 The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:49 Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Charlie Daniels gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:46 Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Jamie Jones makes a save.
  • 90:00+1:14 Centre by Stephen Dawson, save made by Manuel Almunia.
  • 89:38 Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Charlie Daniels gets a block in.
  • 89:26 Thomas Carroll concedes a free kick for a foul on Neves Denilson. Direct free kick taken by Neves Denilson.
  • 88:04 Assist on the goal came from Thomas Carroll.
  • 88:04 GOAL - Jonathan TehoueLeyton Orient 1 - 1 Arsenal Jonathan Tehoue gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Leyton Orient 1-1 Arsenal.
  • 87:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Song on Thomas Carroll. Thomas Carroll takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:21 Shot by Andrey Arshavin from deep inside the area bounces off the post.
  • 83:45 The ball is crossed by Paul-Jose M'Poku, save made by Manuel Almunia.
  • 83:03 Substitution Paul-Jose M'Poku is brought on as a substitute for Alex Revell.
  • 81:48 Centre by Jonathan Tehoue, Alex Revell takes a shot. Sebastien Squillaci gets a block in.
  • 81:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Andrew Whing. Andrey Arshavin crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jamie Jones makes a save.
  • 81:03 Booking Andrew Whing is booked.
  • 80:23 Bacary Sagna sends in a cross, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:53 Neves Denilson fouled by Jonathan Tehoue, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.
  • 77:23 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Tehoue. Sebastien Squillaci takes the free kick.
  • 76:23 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Smith.
  • 75:23 Andrey Arshavin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 74:07 Jimmy Smith is penalised for a handball. Neves Denilson takes the free kick.
  • 72:34 Neves Denilson challenges Jonathan Tehoue unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Whing.
  • 69:13 Jonathan Tehoue delivers the ball, Alex Revell has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 68:24 Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.
  • 68:14 Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Jones.
  • 62:16 Substitution Scott McGleish goes off and Jonathan Tehoue comes on.
  • 61:45 A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs, save by Jamie Jones.
  • 59:48 Unfair challenge on Stephen Dawson by Neves Denilson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.
  • 59:48 Booking The referee cautions Neves Denilson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 57:49 Corner taken by Charlie Daniels, clearance by Ignasi Miquel.
  • 56:20 Dean Cox produces a cross, Scott McGleish takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.
  • 56:02 The ball is delivered by Andrew Whing, Sebastien Squillaci manages to make a clearance.
  • 53:57 Tomas Rosicky has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
  • 52:54 Assist on the goal came from Nicklas Bendtner.
  • 52:54 GOAL - Tomas RosickyLeyton Orient 0 - 1 Arsenal Tomas Rosicky scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Leyton Orient 0-1 Arsenal.
  • 52:41 Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Chorley.
  • 49:04 Foul by Alex Revell on Neves Denilson, free kick awarded. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:23 Andrey Arshavin takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jamie Jones.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Jason Crowe leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Carroll.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The match has reached half-time.
  • 43:59 Kieran Gibbs produces a cross, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.
  • 38:27 Effort from inside the area by Andrey Arshavin misses to the right of the target.
  • 36:36 Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Daniels.
  • 36:21 The ball is sent over by Jimmy Smith, Sebastien Squillaci manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:35 Nicklas Bendtner has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 34:16 Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball, Marouane Chamakh has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 33:53 Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Terrell Forbes gets a block in.
  • 31:29 Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Cox, Terrell Forbes has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
  • 29:36 Shot from just outside the box by Nicklas Bendtner misses to the right of the target.
  • 28:11 Unfair challenge on Dean Cox by Tomas Rosicky results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Jones.
  • 27:28 Unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky by Andrew Whing results in a free kick. Andrey Arshavin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Charlie Daniels.
  • 24:38 Unfair challenge on Alex Song by Jimmy Smith results in a free kick. Neves Denilson takes the free kick.
  • 22:29 Dean Cox produces a cross.
  • 21:56 Alex Song challenges Stephen Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 20:32 Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Jamie Jones makes a save.
  • 18:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Neves Denilson. Charlie Daniels delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
  • Correction - 17:20 Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin, Andrew Whing makes a clearance.
  • 17:20 Corner taken by Andrey Arshavin from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Chorley.
  • 17:12 Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Charlie Daniels gets a block in.
  • 16:13 Alex Revell is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sebastien Squillaci.
  • 15:06 The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna.
  • 13:20 Effort on goal by Charlie Daniels from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 12:59 Short corner taken by Dean Cox.
  • 12:36 Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Jamie Jones makes a save.
  • 11:45 Stephen Dawson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.
  • 7:12 Scott McGleish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ignasi Miquel. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.
  • 5:46 Nicklas Bendtner has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 2:46 Foul by Scott McGleish on Nicklas Bendtner, free kick awarded. Bacary Sagna restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:53 A cross is delivered by Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Jones.
  • 0:58 Stephen Dawson takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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