Premier League

  • O. Giroud 36’
  • L. Koscielny 38’
  • 44’ R. Barkley
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 1
2 Half Time 1
25/10/2015
Premier League
Emirates Stadium
Attendance 59,985

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      RED CARD! A frustrating day for Everton is brought to a disappointing end as Barry picks up a second yellow card for a poor lunge on Gibbs.
    • 90'
      Everton immediately fly forward on a quick counter attack after dealing with the danger, but Gabriel is there to dispossess Lukaku with an excellent sliding tackle before the Belgian can get a shot away. That is surely that!
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Chance after chance for Arsenal! The ball flies around the Everton penalty area with everyone trying to unleash close-range shots, but, with bodies flying all over the place, the ball somehow stays out of the back of the net.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Everton earn themselves two corners in quick succession, but both are comfortably dealt with by Arsenal, who hold on to head into the half-time break with a one-goal lead.
    • 90'
      Gibbs is bundledover by Mirallas, resulting in a free kick for Arsenal near the corner flag. They take it short and send it to the aforementioned defender, who holds onto the ball for as long as possible before he's forced out of play for an Everton goal kick.
    • 45'
      Deulofeu flies forward before attempting to penetrate the penalty area, where he goes down under a challenge from Monreal. He is absolutely certain that he should have been awarded a free kick and screams at the referee in protest, but, in truth, there was very little contact between the two Spaniar
    • 90'
      Ozil hits the woodwork! The German flies towards the edge of the penalty area from the right wing before playing a quick one-two with Giroud, and he then unleashes a great low strike that beats Howard before hitting the outside of the near post.
    • 0'
      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you today. Until next time, goodbye!
    • 0'
      Arsenal hold on to pick up a hard-earned victory that sends them top of the Premier League table. They fully deserve all three points after putting in a great performance at both ends of the pitch, and they made Everton pay for a poor first-half display thanks to well-taken goals from Giroud and Kos
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 2-1 EVERTON
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      After taking a while to get started, the game burst to life with 10 minutes of the first half left to play thanks to two wonderful crosses from Ozil and Cazorla. Arsenal looked to be heading into the half-time break with a two-goal lead but conceded a late goal after Barkley's long-range strike was
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 2-1 EVERTON
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Everton boss Roberto Martinez has made just one alteration to the side that featured in the defeat against Manchester United in their last outing, with Steven Naismith dropping out to be replaced by Gerard Deulofeu.
    • 0'
      Arsene Wenger has decided to make three changes to the Arsenal side that started the aforementioned victory against Bayern Munich, with Gabriel, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud coming into the squad to replace Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott, the latter of whom features on
    • 0'
      Everton substitutes: Joel, Funes Mori, Osman, Cleverley, Mirallas, Naismith, Kone.
    • 0'
      Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; McCarthy, Barry; Lennon, Barkley, Deulofeu; Lukaku.
    • 0'
      Arsenal substitutes: Macey, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Walcott, Campbell.
    • 0'
      Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      As for Everton, they have looked far better than last season but arrive in North London on the back of a 3-0 loss against a resurgent Manchester United side in their last Premier League outing. That was only their first defeat in six games, however, and they have looked strong away from home. The To
    • 0'
      Arsenal head into this afternoon’s clash on an incredible high after Tuesday evening’s memorable 2-0 win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and they will be looking to continue their great domestic form as they aim to move to the top of the Premier League table with another victory. Sinc
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Everton. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from the Emirates Stadium.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Everton get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 2'
      Everton work the ball around well before Deulofeu breaks into the right-hand side of the penalty area. He battles with Monreal before trying to earn his side a corner, but his low cross takes a deflection off his shin before bouncing out of play.
    • 4'
      The visitors lose the ball in a dangerous position deep inside their own half of the pitch, allowing Arsenal to push forward quickly. Coquelin attempts to fly into the box but is dispossessed well by Stones before he can do so.
    • 6'
      Deulofeu battles with Monreal once again before earning his side a throw-in. It's taken short and sent to Coleman, who then swings a deep cross towards the back post, but the Irishman's attempted pass is overhit and flies out for an Arsenal goal kick.
    • 7'
      A poor touch from Galloway allows Oxlade-Chamberlain to fly down the right wing on a blisteringly quick run, but the young Everton defender does well to get back and poke the ball out for a corner.
    • 8'
      What a chance for Giroud! Cazorla's cross from the resulting set-piece finds the French striker at the near post, but he can only send his bullet header flying wide of the Everton goal.
    • 10'
      Coquelin does well to break down an attempted Everton counter attack before teeing up Cazorla, who immediately swings the ball out to Bellerin on the right flank. The defender takes on Galloway before unleashing a low cross, but it deflects off the left-back before looping out for another corner.
    • 11'
      And now Gabriel goes close! This time Cazorla's corner finds the Brazilian defender in the middle of the penalty area, but, like Giroud a few minutes ago, his header fails to trouble Howard.
    • 13'
      Galloway has been put under plenty of pressure during the opening stages of the game. Again, he has to deal with an Arsenal attack down the right wing, but this time he dispossesses Oxlade-Chamberlain before earning his side a goal kick and, more importantly, a chance to breathe.
    • 14'
      Arsenal work the ball around quickly on the edge of the Everton penalty area before Bellerin swings a dangerous cross into the heart of the box, but Stones is there to thump it out for yet another corner.
    • 15'
      Cazorla's corner fails to find a red and white shirt but Everton are unable to fully deal with the danger. The ball comes back to the Spaniard, who immediately swings a cross back into the box. It's underhit, however, and is easily dealt with by the visitors before Barry is fouled on the left flank.
    • 16'
      Excellent opportunity for Ozil! Sanchez tracks back and defends extremely well before launching a lovely lofted pass right onto the head of Giroud. The Frenchman knocks it down into the path of the aforementioned German, who then forces Howard into making a good save, but the referee quickly awards
    • 18'
      Koscielny brings a dangerous Everton attacking move to an end before kick-starting a quick counter attack. Ozil then tries to find Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right wing with a curling long pass forward, but Galloway is just about able to jump in front of the ball to stop it from finding the Arsenal w
    • 20'
      Arsenal patiently work the ball around before Ozil tries to tee up Giroud with a deft flick on the edge of the Everton penalty area. The Frenchman then tries to find his teammate once again with a well-placed through-ball, but the latter can't find a way through the sea of blue shirts camped in fron
    • 22'
      Lovely play by Arsenal! Ozil sends an excellent through-ball past a group of Everton players and into the path of Sanchez, but Jagielka does well to poke the ball out for a corner before the Chilean can get a cross away.
    • 23'
      Ozil steps up to take the corner this time and sends it straight onto the head of Gabriel. The Brazilian does well to meet the cross but can only send his headed effort looping well wide of the goal.
    • 25'
      Arsenal move the ball around slowly inside the Everton half of the pitch as they look for a way past the two lines of blue shirts in front of them. Galloway does well to win the ball back for the visitors before flying forward, but his run is brought to a premature end by a crunching challenge from
    • 27'
      Everton are enjoying a good spell of possession inside the Arsenal half of the pitch but fail to make it count after Deulofeu's bouncing cross fails to find Lukaku inside the penalty area.
    • 28'
      What a chance for Stones! A poor attempted clearance from Bellerin can only find Galloway, who then fires a long-range strike off a red and white shirt and out for a corner. It's sent towards Lennon, who then weaves his way into the box before unleashing a low cross that Cech can only push into the
    • 30'
      Barkley and Koscielny are involved in a good scrap for the ball on the left-hand side of the Arsenal penalty area, and the latter comes out on top before having his shirt tugged by the former, which results in a free kick for the hosts.
    • 32'
      Ozil and Sanchez play a quick one-two with one another before the latter is blocked off by Lennon, resulting in a free kick for Arsenal in a dangerous position 35 yards away from the Everton goal.
    • 33'
      Koscielny goes close! Ozil sends a beautiful delivery into the middle of the box from the resulting set-piece, but it ends up missing the head of the centre-back by the narrowest of margins.
    • 34'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain flies down the left flank before sending a low cross towards Giroud inside the Everton penalty area. It's half dealt with by the visitors' defence before Sanchez unleashes a rocket of a shot from 20 yards out, but his first-time half-volley ends up flying wide of its intended targ
    • 35'
      Lovely play by Deulofeu! The young Spaniard weaves his way through a sea of Arsenal players and plays a quick one-two with Lennon before going down under a challenge from Bellerin, but, despite his protestations, the referee fails to award the visitors a free kick.
    • 36'
      G O. Giroud Assist M. Özil
    • 36'
      Assist by M. Özil.
    • 36'
      GOAL! Arsenal have taken the lead! Ozil picks up the ball in plenty of space on the left wing and immediately curls an excellent cross right onto the head of Giroud, who beats Howard with a deft flick with his head from close range. What a wonderful pass that was from the German!
    • 38'
      G L. Koscielny Assist M. Özil
    • 38'
      Cazorla provided the assist.
    • 38'
      GOAL! It's 2-0! Arsenal immediately win back possession and Sanchez charges down the left flank before being fouled in a dangerous position. Cazorla steps up and sends a beautiful cross towards the edge of the six-yard box, where Koscielny easily beats Howard with a towering header.
    • 40'
      Straight from the restart, Galloway embarks on a marauding run down the left wing before cutting into the penalty area, but before he's able to shoot he's dispossessed by Koscielny, who dives in front of the youngster before thumping the ball away from danger.
    • 42'
      Cazorla twists and turns on the left flank before trying to poke a through-ball into the path of Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the Spaniard's attempted pass is slightly overhit and ends up rolling out of play for a goal kick.
    • 43'
      Again, Cazorla finds himself in the thick of the action on the edge of the penalty area before teeing up Oxlade-Chamberlain. The winger has Bellerin to his right but decides to go for goal instead, but his low shot is blocked easily by the sea of blue shirts in front of him.
    • 44'
      G R. Barkley Assist M. Özil
    • 44'
      Assist by Deulofeu.
    • 44'
      GOAL! Everton are back in it! The visitors break away on a quick counter attack before Barkley unleashes an audacious effort from long range. It takes a wicked deflection off Gabriel that sends it flying past Cech, who had no chance of saving that. Game on!
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Great chance for Sanchez! Oxlade-Chamberlain threads an excellent pass that beats Stones before finding the Chilean, but he's put off by Coleman and ends up firing his low shot off the Irishman and out for corner.
    • 48'
      The corner is well dealt with by the Everton defence before they push forward on a counter attack down the left wing. Deulofeu pushes forward and swings a cross towards Lukaku, but it's overhit and ends up bouncing into the hands of Cech.
    • 49'
      Arsenal come back once again, with Sanchez and Oxlade-Chamberlain battling hard for the ball inside the Everton penalty area. Jagielka is just about able to dispossess the latter before going down under a challenge from the winger, leaving him in a heap on the floor and in considerable discomfort.
    • 50'
      It looks as if Jagielka twisted his knee after clashing with Oxlade-Chamberlain deep inside the box. He gingerly makes his way off the pitch to receive further medical treatment and it seems as if he may not be able to continue.
    • 51'
      Everton work the ball around patiently before sending it to Coleman, who is left in acres of space 35 yards out. He decides to unleash a long-range shot, but it's easily stopped by Cech in the middle of the goal.
    • 52'
      SI Ramiro Funes Mori SO M. Özil
    • 52'
      Jagielka will play no further part in the game, and he's replaced by Funes Mori.
    • 53'
      Another great chance for Sanchez! Oxlade-Chamberlain embarks on a brilliant run forward before teeing up the Chilean, but Howard does extremely well to dart out and smother the danger at the vital moment.
    • 55'
      And now Giroud goes close! Oxlade-Chamberlain and the Frenchman link up wonderfully well inside the penalty area before the latter unleashes a thumping volley that Howard does well to parry out for a corner.
    • 56'
      The resulting corner is flung by Cazorla towards the near post, but it fails to find a red and white shirt and is easily dealt with by McCarthy.
    • 58'
      As was the case for the majority of the first half, it's Arsenal who are dominating possession deep inside the Everton half of the pitch. The visitors are finding it increasingly difficult to get anywhere near the ball.
    • 59'
      What an excellent opportunity for Bellerin! The full-back flies down the right wing before sending a brilliant low cross into the heart of the penalty area, where it ends up missing the outstretched foot of Giroud by the narrowest of margins.
    • 61'
      Sanchez finds himself in space just outside of the Everton penalty area, allowing him to push towards the edge of the box. He looks set to shoot after doing well to beat two players but is dispossessed by Galloway just as he's about to do so.
    • 62'
      Great defending by Arsenal! Everton immediately break away on a quick counter attack down the right wing. Deulofeu flies forward before sending a low cross to Barkley, but the youngster is unable to get the ball out of his feet before being dispossessed by Gabriel.
    • 64'
      Chance for Ozil! Giroud does well to out-muscle his marker before nodding the ball down into the path of the aforementioned German, who immediately unleashes a thumping strike that Howard does well to hold on to.
    • 66'
      Sanchez breaks down the left flank before sending a deep cross towards Oxlade-Chamberlain. The youngster unleashes a rocket of a volley that deflects off a blue shirt before finding Monreal, but the Spaniard's 35-yard strike ends up flying well over the top of the crossbar and out for a goal kick.
    • 67'
      Ozil and Barry battle for the ball in the middle of the pitch before the former is pulled back by the latter, resulting in a free kick for Arsenal and a yellow card for the veteran midfielder.
    • 69'
      Giroud flies into Barkley and brings the midfielder crashing to the ground, resulting in a yellow card for the Frenchman.
    • 69'
      Monreal loses the ball in a dangerous position, unleashing Barkley to unleash a curling shot from 25 yards out. However, this time the midfielder's strike is sent straight into the hands of Cech, who easily deals with the danger.
    • 70'
      SI K. Mirallas SO M. Özil
    • 70'
      Lennon receives jeers from the Arsenal fans as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Mirallas.
    • 70'
      Giroud hits the crossbar! The Frenchman peels away from his marker before unleashing a wonderful curling shot from the edge of the penalty area that beats Howard before ricocheting off the woodwork.
    • 72'
      Lukaku drifts out to the right wing to pick up the ball before sending a dangerous cross into the middle of the box, but it can only find Oxlade-Chamberlain, who thumps it out for a corner.
    • 73'
      The resulting set-piece is flung into the heart of the penalty area but it's easily dealt with by Cech, who charges out to cut out the danger.
    • 75'
      Deulofeu holds up the ball well on the right flank before teeing up McCarthy, who immediately swings a dangerous cross towards the far post. The pass finds Galloway, but the youngster can only send his diving header wide of the goal.
    • 77'
      Deulofeu is clumsily tripped over by Monreal on the right wing, resulting in a free kick for Everton in a dangerous position. It's eventually whipped in by Barkley but is half dealt with by the Arsenal defence before Mirallas sends his long-range shot off a red and white shirt and out for a corner.
    • 79'
      Lukaku hits the crossbar! Everton keep coming back before Barry swings a lovely cross into the heart of the penalty area, but the big Belgian's headed effort ends up ricocheting off the woodwork.
    • 81'
      SI M. Flamini SO M. Özil
    • 81'
      Oxlade-Chamberlain slowly makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Flamini, who comes on to help keep Arsenal's slender lead intact.
    • 82'
      Bellerin goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! The right-back weaves his way into the box before going down under a challenge from Mirallas, but the referee immediately waves play on.
    • 84'
      An Everton attack breaks down, allowing Arsenal to push forward on a quick counter attack. They eventually slow down before the ball pinballs around the penalty area, but neither Flamini nor Giroud can make any sort of decent contact under pressure from Howard.
    • 85'
      Flamini goes close! The Frenchman receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area and immediately unleashes a curling shot from 20 yards out that beats Howard before bouncing just wide of the far post.
    • 86'
      Flamini goes close again! Sanchez sends an excellent cross into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds the Frenchman, but his bullet header from close range is stopped brilliantly by Howard.
    • 87'
      What a save by Cech! Everton immediately break away on a quick counter attack down the left flank, with Lukaku looking bright on the edge of the penalty area. He cuts the ball back to Deulofeu, who takes a quick touch before unleashing a fierce strike that the Arsenal goalkeeper parries away with a
    • 88'
      Everton push forward once again, this time through Mirallas, who twists and turns on the edge of the box before firing a low strike that Cech does well to hold on to.
    • 89'
      SI K. Gibbs SO M. Özil
    • 89'
      SI A. Koné SO M. Özil
    • 89'
      Sanchez receives a round of applause from the Arsenal fans as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Gibbs.
    • 89'
      Kone comes on to take the place of Coleman for the final few minutes of the game.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    spain
    Mikel Arteta
    italy
    Carlo Ancelotti

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 14
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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