Premier League

  • 7’ D. Welbeck
  • 42’ A. Iwobi
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0 Full Time 2
0 Half Time 2
Premier League
Goodison Park
Attendance 39,270


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      It's all Arsenal at the moment as they patiently pass the ball around deep inside the Everton half of the pitch. The hosts are really struggling to get anywhere near them and, as a result, the home fans are becoming increasingly frustrated with what they're seeing.
    • 90'
      Deuolofeu twists and turns down the right flank before curling a cross towards Lukaku, but it's sent too near to Ospina and the goalkeeper is easily able to beat the Belgian to the ball before cutting out the danger with a strong take at the near post.
    • 90'
      What an opportunity for Giroud! Chambers out-muscles Jagielka in the middle of the pitch and charges towards the edge of the penalty area before teeing up the French striker. He takes a quick touch before blasting a fierce strike towards goal, but it's slightly mishit and flies into the side-netting
    • 90'
      Everton keep desperately push forward as they try to find a way back into the game, but nothing they are trying seems to be working. Ball after ball is flung into the Arsenal penalty area, but each one is well dealt with by the visitors' defence before Ospina is eventually able to grab hold of it on
    • 0'
      Boos once again ring down on the Everton players as the referee blows his whistle for the final time, and it's no wonder why. Whilst they looked slightly better after Arsenal sat back in the second half, it was still a very disappointing performance by the Toffees, who looked far too open at the bac
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
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      The Everton players are serenaded with boos as they make their way off the pitch at the end of what has been an incredibly difficult first half. Arsenal have looked brilliant every time they push forward, and the speed and intensity of each of their attacking moves has continually caused the hosts p
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    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also decided to make just one alteration to the side that featured in Wednesday evening’s loss against Barcelona, with Mathieu Flamini, who has a hamstring injury, making way for Francis Coquelin.
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      Roberto Martinez has decided to make just one change to the Everton side that started the 2-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Cup seven days ago, with Muhamed Besic coming into the starting line-up to replace Gareth Barry, who is suspended after receiving two yellow cards against the Blues.
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      Arsenal substitutes: Macey, Chambers, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Campbell, Walcott, Giroud.
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      Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, El Nenny; Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck.
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      Everton substitutes: Howard, Galloway, Stones, Osman, Deulofeu, Niasse, Kone.
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      Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Joel; Coleman, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Baines; McCarthy, Besic; Lennon, Barkley, Cleverley; Lukaku.
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      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
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      In a similar way to Roberto Martinez, Arsene Wenger starts the weekend under pressure and well aware that his star-studded Gunners haven’t reached their potential this season. With Chelsea out of the race and Manchester City stuttering, the Premier League title was there for the taking, but a series
    • 0'
      It’s been a mixed season for Everton, who have dazzled and frustrated their fans in equal measure over the course of the last six months. Consistency has been hard to come by for the Toffees, resulting in them picking up impressive wins only to go and lose the momentum gained with poor defeats. As a
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Everton get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 2'
      Everton immediately embark on a fast start as Coleman charges down the right flank on a marauding run. His first cross is cut out by Bellerin before his second is blasted out of play for a corner, which Cleverley fires low towards the near post. It finds the Irish full-back, who beats Welbeck to the
    • 3'
      Welbeck hits the post! The striker twists and turns as he weaves his way down the left wing and into the Everton penalty area. He then heads along the byline before an attempted clearance from McCarthy deflects off his leg and on to the woodwork. It's been a bright start to the game from both sides!
    • 4'
      Vital interception by Koscielny! A lofted pass forward isn't dealt with by Gabriel, who fails to read the bounce of the ball and allows it to fly through to Lukaku. The striker then charges down the left channel before swinging a lovely cross into the heart of the box, but just as it's about to reac
    • 5'
      Chance for Gabriel! Once again, a determined and quick run from Welbeck results in a corner for Arsenal on the left wing. It's swung into the middle of the penalty area, where it finds the Brazilian centre-back completely unmarked, but he ends up firing his first-time volley high and wide of the goa
    • 7'
      G D. Welbeck Assist A. Sánchez
    • 7'
      GOAL! Arsenal have taken the lead! The visitors move the ball around beautifully as they quickly pass it through the sea of blue shirts camped in front of them. Sanchez twists and turns just outside of the penalty area before threading a wonderful through-ball into the path of Welbeck, who sprints p
    • 7'
      Assist Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez
    • 8'
      Iwobi almost makes it 2-0! Straight from the restart, Funes Mori is caught sleeping on the ball and has his pocket picked deep inside the Everton half of the pitch. The Chilean quickly plays a one-two with Welbeck before setting up the young Nigerian, but his first-time, side-footed shot is poorly h
    • 10'
      After a frantic few moments, the pace of the game has slowed down somewhat as Everton patiently pass the ball around in the middle of the pitch. Arsenal have dropped off slightly since going ahead but are doing well to put the hosts under plenty of pressure, which is disrupting the rhythm of their p
    • 12'
      A determined Arsenal attacking move breaks down, allowing Everton to try and fly forward on a quick counter-attack down the left wing. McCarthy immediately spots Lukaku and tries to pick out the striker with a lofted pass down the flank, but Gabriel is there to cut out the danger with a vital interc
    • 13'
      Baines charges down the left flank and cuts towards the edge of the penalty area before being fouled by a clumsy challenge from Bellerin. The full-back steps up and tries to curl a cross into the box from the resulting free-kick, but it's underhit and fails to beat Sanchez.
    • 15'
      Baines and Besic link up well on the left wing, with the Bosnian moving furthering up the pitch as the attacking move progresses. He then receives the ball just outside of the penalty area before teeing up Lennon, who spins and immediately tries to find Cleverley, but Monreal is there to meet the ba
    • 17'
      Another vital interception by Gabriel! Everton quickly come back again, with Lennon once more playing an important role in the attacking move. He weaves his way down the right wing before sending a lovely, bouncing cross into the heart of the Arsenal penalty area, but the Brazilian centre-back is th
    • 19'
      Everton are lacking the intensity needed to punish Arsenal, and they seem to look slightly tentative every time they push forward. Baines dispossesses Sanchez deep down the left wing before trying to kick-start a swift counter-attack, but McCarthy and Coleman both take too long on the ball and, as a
    • 21'
      A poor pass from Funes Mori sends the ball straight to Coquelin, and Arsenal immediately break away on a quick counter-attack. They move the ball around swiftly and cause Everton all sorts of problems with their speed before Iwobi and Ozil link up well on the edge of the penalty area, resulting in t
    • 23'
      Chance for Besic! A wonderful curling cross from Baines penetrates the middle of the Arsenal penalty area, but Gabriel is there to clear it back out of the box. The ball falls to Barkley, who then pokes it into the path of the Bosnian midfielder, who takes a quick touch before firing a low shot that
    • 25'
      Arsenal throw plenty of bodies forward as they put the Everton back line under plenty of pressure once again. They work the ball along the edge of the penalty area before Welbeck tries to unleash a shot, but he's quickly closed down by Jagielka and is unable to do so before eventually losing possess
    • 27'
      An Arsenal attacking move breaks down, and Everton quickly fly forward on a brilliant counter-attack through Barkley, who charges into the visitors' half of the pitch before teeing up Cleverley. The winger then swings a dangerous cross towards Lukaku in the middle of the penalty area, but Gabriel is
    • 29'
      After suffering a few nervy moments at the start of the game, Arsenal are now looking far more compact defensively and, as a result, life has become increasingly difficult for Everton. The hosts are finding it difficult to carve out any chances on goal, which has resulted in Lukaku being relatively
    • 31'
      Arsenal patiently move the ball around just outside of the Everton penalty area before Bellerin tries to send a low cross into the box, but it's poorly hit and is easily cut out by Funes Mori, who then nods the ball back to Joel before he can be closed down by Welbeck.
    • 33'
      Lennon picks up the ball near the halfway line and immediately flies forward on an excellent run. He battles with Iwobi but beats the youngster before sending a low cross into the middle of the penalty area, but it's poorly hit and is easily dealt with by Koscielny before it can find Lukaku.
    • 35'
      Sanchez goes down inside the penalty area, but nothing is given! Once again, Arsenal cause the Everton back four plenty of problems with the speed of their passes deep inside the hosts' half of the pitch. The Chilean then darts into the box before going down under a tackle from Besic, but the refere
    • 37'
      Arsenal are increasing the intensity of their attacking moves, and it's making life very difficult for the Everton defence. Coleman, Baines and, in particular, Funes Mori have all struggled defensively so far but Jagielka is doing wonderfully well to keep the back line together with a strong perform
    • 39'
      Ball after ball is flung into the Arsenal penalty area as Everton try to find a way to get Lukaku into the game, but the visitors' centre-backs have performed extremely well thus far and are doing well to keep the striker incredibly quiet. His movement has been impressive but the service to him has
    • 41'
      With his back to goal, Lukaku holds up the ball well on the edge of the Arsenal penalty area before spinning and finding Barkley. The midfielder then charges forward before trying to penetrate the box, but Koscielny is there to dispossess him with a strong tackle before the Englishman can unleash a
    • 42'
      G A. Iwobi Assist A. Sánchez
    • 42'
      GOAL! Arsenal have doubled their lead! Poor play by Everton in the middle of the pitch allows Bellerin to pick up the ball on the right wing, and he immediately sends a brilliant lofted pass up the pitch and into the path of Iwobi. The youngster meets it well and is gifted with a clear path to goal
    • 42'
      Assist Héctor Bellerín Moruno
    • 43'
      Everton immediately push forward from the restart and do well to earn themselves a corner on the left flank. It's initially dealt with by the Arsenal back four before the ball bounces out to Lennon, but the former Tottenham Hotspur winger ends up blasting his first-time strike several yards wide of
    • 44'
      Wonderful chance for Welbeck! Arsenal are playing with so much confidence every time they push forward, and they're constantly finding pocket of space inside the hosts' penalty area. Once again, Iwobi and the English striker link up brilliantly on the edge of the box before the latter tries to beat
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      SI J. Stones SO A. Sánchez
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 46'
      Everton have made one substitution during the break, with Besic, who really struggled during the first half, making way for Stones as Everton change to three at the back.
    • 48'
      Arsenal embark on a lovely attacking move down the right wing, where Sanchez is left in acres of space due to Baines being caught near the halfway line. The Chilean spins quickly before sending a lovely through-ball into the path of Ozil, who then tries to test Joel, but just as the German's shot is
    • 50'
      Lukaku picks up the ball deep down the left flank and immediately takes on Gabriel. He beats the Brazilian far too easily before firing a low cross into the penalty area, but it's cut out by Coquelin before the defensive midfielder is clumsily fouled by Lennon, resulting in a free-kick for Arsenal.
    • 52'
      Almost a costly mistake by Stones! A poor attempted back-pass by the young defender sails up into the air and down into the path of Welbeck, who controls it well before charging into the penalty area. However, the Everton centre-back does well to atone for his error by rushing back and out-muscling
    • 54'
      Bellerin sprints down the right flank and, once again, finds plenty of space in front of him. He heads towards the byline before swinging a cross into the middle of the penalty area, where it's half cleared by Stones. The centre-back's clearance can only find Coquelin, however, but the Frenchman end
    • 56'
      Almost another bad mistake by Everton! This time there's a misunderstanding between Jagielka and Stones, with the former leaving the ball to the latter but neither getting anywhere near it. It almost results in Iwobi pick up possession on the edge of the penalty area, but just as he's about to the c
    • 58'
      It's just not going right for Everton, who can't seem to find any joy whenever they're able to push forward. Lennon initially gets forward well before firing a terrible cross away from Lukaku and out to the left flank, where it's picked up by Barkley. The midfielder then cuts inside before trying to
    • 60'
      Coleman is able to find himself in a rare pocket of space deep down the right wing and he does well to fire a dangerous low cross into the heart of the penalty area. It's well hit but there's nobody there to meet it, much to the annoyance of the Irishman.
    • 62'
      Bellerin breaks down the right flank on an excellent run before cutting inside and heading towards the Everton penalty area. He looks set to penetrate the box before being struck in the face by a flailing arm from Funes Mori, but, despite the Spaniard's protestations, the referee ignores the pleas f
    • 64'
      Baines is constantly getting himself into good positions down the left wing, but time and time again he's failing to make the opportunities count and is instead sending poor crosses into the Arsenal box. This time he tries to pick out Lukaku with a low one, but it's underhit and fails to find the Be
    • 66'
      Ouch! Everton win themselves a free-kick in the middle of the pitch, and Lennon takes it quickly before sending the ball down the right wing, where it finds Coleman. The full-back takes a quick touch before swinging a low cross into the box, where Ospina bravely dives in front of the pass before bei
    • 68'
      After receiving medical attention for a few moments, Ospina eventually gets back to his feet and seems able to continue for the time being. However, he doesn't seem to be moving at all comfortably and may have to make way if he doesn't make a fully recovery soon.
    • 69'
      What a chance for Jagielka! Everton win themselves a corner on the right wing, which is quickly curled into the middle of the penalty area. It finds the centre-back, who beats the hobbling figure of Ospina to the ball before sending his bullet header agonisingly wide of the near post.
    • 71'
      Thumping strike by Cleverley! A lovely cross-field pass from Barkley finds Lennon on the right-hand side of the penalty area, and the winger controls it well before cutting the ball back to the former Manchester United midfielder. He immediately unleashes a rocket of a shot towards the bottom left-h
    • 72'
      Everton quickly come back again as they desperately push plenty of bodies deep into the Arsenal half of the pitch. Lennon, who has arguably been one of their best players this afternoon, twists and turns on the left wing before curling a cross towards Lukaku, but it's slightly overhit and flies a fe
    • 73'
      SI Deulofeu SO A. Sánchez
    • 73'
      Barkley makes his way off the pitch for Deulofeu in Everton's second change of the game.
    • 74'
      SI K. Gibbs SO A. Sánchez
    • 74'
      Ozil seems to have picked up a slight injury after having his ankle accidentally trodden on by Stones, and he hobbles off to be replaced by Gibbs.
    • 75'
      SI O. Giroud SO A. Sánchez
    • 75'
      Meanwhile, Giroud has come to take the place of Welbeck for the final quarter of an hour.
    • 77'
      Giroud is quickly involved in the game after Iwobi does well to pick him out on the edge of the Everton penalty area, but the Frenchman is far too slow on the ball and he's swifly dispossessed by Jagielka before he can get a shot away.
    • 79'
      The game has become slightly erratic over the past few minutes, and the two sides are finding it difficult to achieve any sort of rhythm with their passing. Coleman is constantly trying to charge down the right wing but is quickly finding himself closed down by Gibbs and Monreal, both of whom are do
    • 81'
      Giroud rises high and does well to nod the ball into the path of Sanchez, who picks it up on the right-hand side of the penalty area before trying to cut the ball back to the Frenchman. However, just as he's about to reach the ball he's cynically tripped over by Funes Mori, but the referee doesn't s
    • 83'
      Giroud scores, but it's ruled out! Arsenal win themselves a corner on the left wing, and from it Sanchez curls a lovely cross into the heart of the penalty. It finds the French striker, who beats Joel to the ball before nodding it into the back of the net, but just as it does the referee's whistle i
    • 85'
      A half-hearted Everton attacking move breaks down, and Arsenal immediately fly forward on a blisteringly quick counter-attack. Iwobi does well to sprint towards the hosts' penalty area before trying to tee up Sanchez on the right-hand side of the box, but the youngster's pass is completely misplaced
    • 86'
      SI C. Chambers SO A. Sánchez
    • 86'
      That will be Iwobi's last contribution to the game, as he makes way for Chambers for the final few minutes.
    • 88'
      Chance for Lukaku! The big Belgian has been kept quiet by the Arsenal back line today, but he's finally able to test Ospina with a close-range header. He does well to out-muscle Koscielny before reaching a cross from Funes Mori, but his downward effort fails to trouble the Arsenal goalkeeper, who is
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Carlo Ancelotti
    Mikel Arteta



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


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


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


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


    Fouls Conceded 6 10
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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