MATCH REPORT: ARSENAL 3-2 EVERTON

THE BLUES FALL SHORT AT THE EMIRATES

Everton were left to rue missed chances as they lost 3-2 away to Arsenal. It was only their second defeat in the league under Ancelotti and it sees the Gunners leapfrog them into ninth while the Toffees slip to 11th.

The Merseysiders got off to an ideal start when Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s acrobatic effort found the net after just 49 seconds. Everton continued to control the game once they had taken the lead but Emiliano Saka’s introduction for the injured Sead Kolasinac on 18 minutes swung the game into Arsenal’s favour.

The full-back’s lethal cross was easily swept home by Eddie Nketiah just nine minutes later. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then scored a one-on-one to put the North Londoners into the lead on 33 minutes.

Richarlison managed to bring the scores level just before the break, bundling home a close-range strike. Less than 30 seconds into the second half and Aubameyang had put the Gunners back in front with a simple header.

The Blues then proceeded to up the pressure on Arsenal for the remainder of the game but were unable to find an equalizer despite Calvert-Lewin having several golden opportunities. Everton were left to suffer their seventh consecutive defeat at a ground they were yet to triumph at since its construction in 2006, when a nine year old Calvert-Lewin was beginning his second year on the books of Sheffield United.

23rd February 2020 – Premier League 

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