Everton’s 1-0 win over Arsenal on Friday, was hard fought at Emirates Stadium. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Arsenal wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham in their previous game. Everton secured a point against Tottenham Hotspur in their previous match. As the table looks today, Arsenal and Everton currently occupy 9th and 8th spots in the league, with 46 points and 52 points respectively after 33 matches.
After an un-eventful first half, The Toffees continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Bernd Leno in the 76th minute, leaving the final score at 1-0.
Both managers used all available substitutions. For Arsenal, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli and Willian, came on for Nicolas Pepe, Edward Nketiah and Calum Chambers, Everton brought on Fabian Delph, Tom Davies and Yerry Mina to replace Andre Gomes, James Rodriguez and Richarlison.
There were bookings for Thomas Partey from Arsenal, and Allan, Mason Holgate and Fabian Delph, for Everton.
Arsenal will next travel to Newcastle United, while Everton will face Aston Villa at home.
|Arsenal:||Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers (Willian, min.83), Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe (Martin Odegaard, min.74), Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos, Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Edward Nketiah (Gabriel Martinelli, min.74)|
|Everton:||Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Lucas Digne, James Rodriguez (Tom Davies, min.86), Allan, Andre Gomes (Fabian Delph, min.66), Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison (Yerry Mina, min.89)|
|Goals:||Bernd Leno (0-1, min. 76)|