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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 15:35 GMT 16:35 UK
Wednesday's football photos

Arsenal's Matthieu Flamini competes with Marcos Senna

Arsenal 1-0 Villarreal: Matthieu Flamini competes with Villarreal's Marcos Senna in the opening minutes

Alexandr Hleb shields the ball from Riquelme

Arsenal have the better of possession early on, as midfielder Alexandr Hleb shields the ball from Riquelme

A squirrel appears on the pitch

Play is brought to a halt midway through the first half as a squirrel makes an unexpected appearance by the North Bank

Kolo Toure celebrates scoring the opener for Arsenal

Kolo Toure finally breaks the deadlock for the hosts - slotting the ball home from close range in the 41st minute

Toure is mobbed by his Arsenal team-mates

Highbury erupts after Toure's strike gives the Gunners a crucial lead just before the half-time interval

Villarreal's Juan Riquelme appeals to the referee

Juan Roman Riquelme is furious as the visitors are denied a penalty after Jose Mari is felled by Arsenal's Gilberto Silva

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline

The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks on during the second-half with his side frustrated by Villarreal's solid defence

Riquelme is left disappointed at the final whistle

Time runs out for the Spanish side at Highbury as the hosts seal a 1-0 win leaving Villarreal's Riquelme disappointed

Nicky Butt celebrates scoring for Birmingham

Birmingham 2-1 Blackburn: Nicky Butt fires the hosts into the lead from the six-yard box in the 62nd minute

Birmingham's Robbie Savage celebrates scoring the equaliser

Birmingham old boy Robbie Savage stuns the hosts - scoring his first goal for Blackburn with 12 minutes left

Mikael Forssell celebrates scoring the winner for Birmingham

Substitute Mikael Forssell scores the winner in the 87th minute to lift Birmingham out of the relegation zone




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