Arsenal 2 – 3 Crystal Palace Football Highlights
Venue : Emirates Stadium
GOAL : 17′ 0 – 1 Christian Benteke
Nope, this isn’t a typo…Benteke has scored! His first in his last 20 PL appearances.
No surprises the route…it’s from a set-piece. Arsenal are all over the place. It’s a fantastic delivery from the right but Benteke is unmarked, eight yards from goal and has the simplest of tasks to head home.
GOAL : 47′ Mesut Ozil 1 – 1
Now that’s what I call a response. Arsenal carve open Palace down the left. One of the subs, Iwobi, is involved. He feeds Lacazette, who spots the run of Ozil down the inside left of the box. The German glides into a shooting position and flicks an effort past Guaita at his near post! The Emirates comes to life!
GOAL : 61′ 1 – 2 Wilfried Zaha
Benteke wins a flick on but Mustafi looks in control of the situation. However, he thinks Leno is coming to mop up but he’s too far out for that. Zaha is lurking behind him and accelerates through on goal. It’s not the greatest finish but it squirms through Leno.
GOAL : 69′ 1 – 3 James McArthur
Arsenal’s defence is crumbling…Palace punish them again! No surprises of the route again: it’s a set-piece.
A corner from the right is won by Dann for the 2,000th time this afternoon. His header flies across goal and McArthur follows it in before heading home from close range. He was in so much space he looked offside…nope he was level. Just horrendous defending.
GOAL : 77′ Pierre-Emerick Auba… 2 – 3
Out of nothing, there is life in Arsenal. All made by Aubameyang. He dances past three tackles off the right but gets blocked out of things. He earns his bit of luck though as the ball bounces to him about 18 yards out and he fires it low into the corner. He now draws level on the top of the Golden Boot race.
Can Arsenal find another…?
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🌕17′ Konstantinos Mavro…
⚽17′ 0 – 1 Christian Benteke
⚽47′ Mesut Ozil 1 – 1
⚽61′ 1 – 2 Wilfried Zaha
🌕63′ Mesut Ozil
🌕68′ Matteo Guendouzi
⚽69′ 1 – 3 James McArthur
⚽77′ Pierre-Emerick Auba… 2 – 3
🌕81′ Joel Ward
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Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Arsenal : Leno, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Guendouzi, Elneny, Aubameyang, Ozil, Lacazette
Subs: Cech, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Monreal, Nketiah
Crystal Palace : Guaita, Ward, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, Kouyate, McArthur, Milivojevic, Meyer, Zaha, Benteke
Subs: Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Ayew, Batshuayi, Sako, Riedwald
Man Of The Match :
- Arsenal have lost just two of their 22 home meetings with Crystal Palace in all competitions (W16 D4), 0-2 in a League Cup game in November 1970 and 1-2 in the Premier League in October 1994.
- Following their 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park earlier this season, Crystal Palace are looking to avoid defeat in both league meetings with Arsenal in a campaign for the first time since 1979-80.
- Arsenal have won each of their last six London derbies at home in the Premier League, their best such run in the competition since 11 straight victories between December 2001 and November 2003.
- Arsenal have won their last 10 home Premier League games – they have never won 11 in a row at home within a single top-flight season before.
- Arsenal have won 22 more points at home (44) than they have away (22) in the Premier League this season, the biggest such difference in the competition. However, Crystal Palace have won the highest ratio of their Premier League points this season away from home (59 per cent – 23/39).
- Crystal Palace have alternated between victory and defeat in their last eight Premier League games, losing against Man City last time out. Away from home, the Eagles have won three of their last four in the Premier League (L1).
- No team has played more English league games on Easter Sunday than Arsenal (7), while this will be Crystal Palace’s first ever league game on that day.
- Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic scored two penalties in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Selhurst Park earlier this season. Only three players in Premier League history have netted three penalty goals against an opponent in a single campaign (Graham Alexander v Hull in 2009-10, Robbie Fowler v Sheffield United in 2006-07 and Peter Beardsley v Wimbledon in 1993-94).
- Alexandre Lacazette has scored nine home league goals for Arsenal this season. If he scores here, it will be just the second Premier League season to see two Arsenal players net 10+ home goals (Aubameyang has 11) after the 2004-05 campaign (Thierry Henry 21 and Robert Pires 10).
- Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored more Premier League London derby goals than any other player this season (6).