Everton F.C. vs Arsenal F.C.

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Barclays Premier League

March 19th

Goodison Park, Liverpool, England

0-2

7′ Welbeck

42′ Iwobi


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FT: So Arsenal close the gap on second-placed Tottenham to three points, they are now eight behind leaders Leicester.


FT: Everton remain in 12th on 38 points whilst the Gunners are on 55 points. The title race is not over just yet. They’ve rarely been tested in this game but have played some good football and possibly could have had a couple more goals.


90’+5′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the game to an end.


90’+2′ Chance!! Chambers finds Giroud, but he fires just wide of the post.


90’+1′ Baines wins a corner. The corner comes to nothing as Ospina claims with ease.


90′ Lennon wins a freekick in a good position.


90′ There will be five additional minutes.


87′ Chance!! Funes Mori sends in a cross into Lukaku who heads well but it is easy for Ospina.


85′ Final Arsenal change sees Iwobi depart for Calum Chambers.


82′ Disallowed goal!! Giroud has the ball in the back of the net, but there was an infringement as Jagielka goes down under a soft-challenge from Iwobi .


82′ The delivery is sliced behind for another corner.


81′ A Giroud strike deflects wide for a corner.


80′ Arsenal want a decision after Giroud is fouled just outside the area, however, the referee awards a corner. The corner comes to nothing.


74′ Double change for the Gunners. Kieran Gibbs comes on for Özil and Olivier Giroud comes on for Welbeck.


72′ Second Everton change sees Barkley depart for Gerard Deulofeu.


72′ The German’s receiving treatment.


71′ Özil struggles after a challenge from Stones.


69′ The corner comes to nothing.


68′ Chance!! Jagielka meets the corner and heads just over. However, the referee awards another corner, baffling decision from Clattenburg.


68′ Coleman wins a corner down the right-side.


67′ Delay over.


65′ The Colombian is still receiving treatment. He’s not moving very well.


64′ Chance!! Coleman plays a dangerous cross into the path of Lukaku, but Ospina claims and takes a clattering from the Belgian.


60′ Baines’ cross it overhit.


60′ Bellerín thinks he should have a freekick after Funes Mori catches the Spaniard with his arm. Clattenburg is unmoved again.


57′ Özil is adjudged to be offside.


52′ Chance!! A poor Stones clearance falls to Coquelin who volleys over.


49′ Lennon catches Paulista late.


48′ Özil is caught offside.


45′ The visitors get the second period underway.


45′ Everton change at the break sees John Stones come on for Bešić.


HT: So will Arsenal put the game to bed or will Everton come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.


HT: The visitors’ second goal could have been prevented too. One long ball forward from Bellerín sent Iwobi on his way, who fired through the legs of Robles, who perhaps should have done much better.


HT: Arsenal have made the most of their chances and took them well. The first goal demonstrated why you shouldn’t give Sánchez and Özil time on the ball, but saying that, it was a terrific finish from Welbeck.


HT: The hosts will be very disappointed with that first-half display. They look a shadow of the team that beat Chelsea here last week. They’ve rarely got Lukaku on the ball, whose benn deprived of quality service.


HT: So the Gunners are well on top in this game. They’ve created a handful of chances and have played some lovely stuff in truth.


45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.


45′ There will be one additional minute.


44′ Chance!! Iwobi plays a nice give-and-go with Welbeck who gives it back to the youngster, who fires wide.


42′ Chance!! The corner eventually falls to Lennon who volleys wide.


42′ Everton win a corner.


42′ Goal!! Everton over-commit and Bellerín plays a lovely long-ball for Iwobi, who runs onto it before firing through the legs of Robles. It was the youngster’s first senior goal for the Gunners.

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Alex Iwobi doubles Arsenal’s lead, firing through the legs of Joel Robles. Image from: Reuters

38′ The corner is cleared.


38′ Coleman wins a corner on the right-side.


35′ Jagielka clears a dangerous cross from Monreal.


34′ Penalty appeal!! Sánchez goes down eventually after contact from Bešić, the Chilean tried to stay on his feet. However, Mark Clattenburg is unmoved. The Chilean was punished for staying on his feet.


27′ The corner comes to nothing.


26′ Paulista concedes a corner, slicing a clearance from Cleverly’s cross.


22′ Close!! Bešić curls an effort that Ospina saves well before gathering at the second attempt.


21′ The corner comes to nothing.


21′ Iwobi finds Özil, and the German international gets a sight of goal, but his effort is blocked and it goes out for a corner.


20′ Bellerín is carelessly caught offside.


16′ Lukaku yet to get involved in this match.


15′ Lennon almost finds Lukaku, but Paulista does well to clear the danger.


13′ Baines’ freekick hits the wall.


12′ Baines wins a freekick in a good position following a challenge from Bellerín. The Spaniard got something on the ball.


9′ Lukaku is caught offside, although the Belgian looked on – played onside by Paulista.


7′ Close!! Iwobi receives a pull-back before firing a tame effort that’s easy for Robles.


7′ Goal!! Lovely move from the visitors. Sánchez and Özil exchange passes before the Chilean finds Welbeck, who rounds Robles before slotting home into the unguarded net.

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Danny Welbeck rounds Joel Robles before slotting into the empty net. Image from: Reuters
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Danny Welbeck celebrates with his Arsenal teammates. Image from: AFP

3′ Chance!! The ball is pulled back for Paulista, but he volleys harmlessly high and wide.


3′ Funes Mori concedes a corner.


2′ Chance!! Lukaku does well to get onto a long-ball after hesitation from Paulista, he delivers for Barkley but he heads over.


2′ So close!! Welbeck makes a great surging run, before an Everton clearance ricochets off the former Manchester United man and hits the post.


1′ So close!! Coleman meets it at the near post and his effort just clips the outside of the post.


0′ Coleman wins a corner for the hosts.


0′ Everton get the first-half underway.


Team news:

Everton F.C.: Joel Robles (GK), Leighton Baines, Ramiro Funes Mori, Phil Jagielka, Séamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Muhamed Bešić, Tom Cleverley, Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon, Romelu Lukaku

Arsenal F.C.: David Ospina (GK), Nacho Monreal, Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Héctor Bellerín, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin, Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, Alex Iwobi, Danny Welbeck

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