Costa scores only goal as Chelsea beats Arsenal
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Gunners were reduced to ten men in the 18th minute.brought down after a pass from gave Costa a good opportunity to run towards Arsenal's goal, and the referee showed Mertesacker the . Five minutes later, Costa scored at close range from 's cross, putting the visitors 1–0 ahead.
Thesaw four and at least 25 fouls. was the first player to be booked in the 11th minute. was shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Willian moments before the end of the first half.
The Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger substituted for in the 57th minute. Three minutes later, received a yellow card. Costa was injured during the match, and replaced him in the 68th minute. was booked in the 72nd minute. The match ended 0–1, and 's team, who had had the greater share of possession of the ball during the match, collected .
After the match, Wenger blamed Costa for Mertesacker's sending-off. Wenger said, "He got him sent off — you cannot say it's not true."
In Sunday's other Premier League match,
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