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Crystal Palace v Arsenal - as it happened

Pin Crystal Palace v Arsenal, Premier League, matchday 22, 11/1/2020 - official BESOCCER
Crystal Palace v Arsenal, Premier League, matchday 22, 11/1/2020 - official BESOCCER

Crystal Palace v Arsenal - as it happened

Join us for live coverage of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park. The Gunners go into this game with a relatively new boss Mikel Arteta, who is looking to turn around the teams bad fortune as of late.

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Finally the whistle is blown! The game finishes as a draw as Crystal Palace's goal from Ayew seals a point for both team. It all kicked off in what was a very exciting second half, as Aubameyang's initial yellow-card challenge was over turned and changed to a red, Arsenal did well to hold on after this. A scrappy game with a lot of scrappy play, but it ended Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal
David Luiz causes a bit of tension as Palace have a free kick and he tries to move the position of where the ball was. All players got involved and a bit of pushing and shoving took place. Lucky not to be booked there
Both teams giving it their all to try to get the win in the last few minutes of the game!! Ayew down and receiving treatment after a challenge on him, but he looks like he'll be okay to carry on
Lacazette is brought off and Nelson is his replacement!
4 minutes added time!!
Zaha goes down in the box and the ref has a very good view of it and says no penalty. VAR agree with his decision
Lacazette finally goes into the book as he commits another foul and gives away yet another Palace free kick
A lot of fouls in this game, as Lacazette brings down Ayew!
David Luiz takes the free kick from near the centre circle and goes straight for goal, but skies it about a mile high!
Martinelli is down after a challenge on Tomkins, who receives a yellow card and this game is in danger of boiling over as things get heated between the players
WHAT A CHANCE!! Pepe has a shot from the edge of the box, but it hits the far post and bounces back out, Lacazette tries to follow it up, but the keeper just manages to get to the ball and stop Arsenal from taking the lead. Still looking dangerous! A great bit of goalkeeping from the keeper!
Into the final ten minutes now and it is all to play for!!
Crystal Palace have a shot at the goal and it is kicked out, scruffily off the line by Sokratis, call for a handball, but it is not given. Corner
Good defending from Cahill to stop an Arsenal press, giving away a corner. The corner comes to nothing as the home side defend very well
We have a totally different game on our hands now, as we go into the final 15 minutes, as Palace have most of the possession. Aubameyang looking to face a 3 game suspension for a straight red, a huge loss for Arsenal
Aubameyang is the first Arsenal player to score and then be sent off in 7 years, ironically, the last time this happened it was Mikel Arteta who scored and got sent off in 2013 at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace's goal is still being credited to Ayew!
Mccarthy now goes in the book for a challenge with Martinelli
Martinelli comes on as Arsenal try to recover from the blow of the red card and Ozil is brought off
Meyer is subsequently brought off due to the challenge by Aubameyang and Tosun is on for him
AUBAMEYANG IS OFF! VAR have finished their review and have over turned the decision of a yellow and changed it to a red, as it is considered serious foul play. The captain is off!
Play still stopped as VAR is checking this to see if it should be a red card
Aubameyang goes in the book for a nasty foul on Meyer, as he steps on his ankle whilst bringing him down. VAR checking it for the 'serious foul play nature'.
Quite scrappy football from both teams now, with no real chances being made, it will ultimately come down to who wants it the most
Arsenal corner as Cahill blocks a Pepe ball into the box. The corner went out for another corner, which goes to David Luiz head, but he gets too much on it and sends it wide.
Riedewald lookde for Ayew from a cross into the box, but Luis holds him back, he manages to head the ball down beautifully for Meyers, but his shot goes wide
Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal. The ball is crossed in for Meyer, who plays the ball into the box from the right, Ayew receives it and has a shot, but the gigantic deflection off David Luiz takes it past Leno and it goes into the back of the net. A bit of luck for Palace, but it is all they needed to get back into the game. Confirmation of who the goal will be awarded to is still to come. VAR checked and happy to allow the goal
Arsenal have a free kick in their own box as Mccarthur fouls Guendouzi. More encouraging play from Crystal Palace in the second half
Maitland-Niles goes into the book for a late challenge on Kouyate and gives away a free kick on the left hand side of their attacking box
Both teams have started off pretty much the same as they ended the half, with Palace looking to try and get back into this game
Arsenal made a half time change, as Guendouzi came on for Torreira, who is reported to have picked up a knock
The game is back underway!!
Half time! Arsenal have the lead here at Selhurst Park thanks to Aubameyang, in what is his 18th goal of the season. Mikel Arteta going into the break the happier of the two managers, as his team have looked strong throughout. Crystal Palace came to towards the end of the second half, but could not finish it off. 0-1
Palace are not very high scorers, they have only scored 9 at home this season and 19 in total!
2 minutes added time!
Pepe goes into the book as Ayew fouls him and he retaliates
In the last 5 minutes, Crystal Palace have had more possesion, seeing 53% of the ball, what a turn-around from the start of the game! All they need to do now is score
What a chance!! Kouyate manages to dribble his way through the Arsenal defence and into the box, where he goes one on one with Leno, who stops the ball from going into the back of the net. A powerful chance for Palace!
It is very windy today at Selhurst Park, which is affecting the way the ball flies in the air.
Tomkins gives away a free kick in a dangerous place, 30 yards out, as he brings down Kolasinac, a good position for Arsenal
Xhaka also fouls Kouyate as he gets away from him and gives away another free kick, as the home side look to press
Sokratis pulls Ayew to the ground and gives away a free kick on the half way line
Mccarthur tries to cross the ball in the box to Kelly, but it ends up being an off-target shot, as Palace have woken up a bit more now and look passionate and raring to go
Torreira and Pepe down as they both go in for a header and Torreira goes over Pepe. A shove in the back by Zaha on Pepe which caused the collision results in a free kick for Arsenal
Kolasinac down after a collision with Kelly, it wasn't a foul, but he goes down and the ref stops the game, back up on his feet again now, after the Palace supporters let him know what they think
Crystal Palace were in the most advanced position we have seen them in, as they get the ball into the box, but Arsenal's defensive game is strong at the moment and there was no real threat posed.
A bit more aggressive on the press for Crystal Palace now, as they are trying to push up a little more, but it results in a foul as Ayez brings down Torreira
Crystal Palace distinctly second best to Arsenal!
Arsenal threatening again as Pepe ran in, took the ball well and got past Cahill, but he just doesn't get his touch right and Guaita manages to get to the ball.
Ayew gets one back on Xhaka as he catches him late and gives away a free kick. Frustration showing for the home side!
Incisive, quick, attacking play from Arsenal! Arsenal have lots of space and Lacazette just passes the ball through to Aubameyang, who makes a run from the touchline, past the defenders and slots the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net. The way he moved in from the left hand side to the centre showed how dangerous he can be. Arsenal in the lead now!
The opening ten minutes has been dominated by Arsenal!
Xhaka giving away a free kick after a late challange on Ayew. It was against Palace earlier in the year that controversy started after he was subbed off and he seemed he wouldn't play again, now Arteta wants him to stay
Captain Milivojevic is serving a three match suspension today and so Kouyate comes in for Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace seem to be happy letting Arsenal have all the ball, as they know that they have the danger man Zaha if they need to counter. Not much chances from either side as of yet
Lacazette fouls Max Meyer and Palace get a free kick, as they are struggling to get possession in this game
Palace have only beaten Arsenal once in their last 16 meetings here at Selhurst Park, spanning over 40 years! Can they break this today?
Roy Hodgson is suffering a lot of injuries in his team, but has still managed to be successful with them. Wilfried Zaha, Palace's most important player, is amid transfer speculation with a move to Bayern Munich, but he starts today's game.
Arsenal have a corner as Aubameyang tries to cross the ball into the box and it is cleared out
Arsenal get things underway today!
Arsenal are unbeaten so far since Arteta replaced Unai Emery!
One of the teams doesn't score many goals, but are very hard to beat and the other one doesn't have a problem scoring, but find it hard to get consistent wins. Who will come out on top today?
Kick off soon!!
Roy Hodgson is doing a great job with Crystal Palace and he is currently the oldest manager in all of the first top 4 flights of English football (72-years-old). He faces rookie Mikel Arteta, 35 years his junior. 44 years of experience coaching, compared to three weeks! Who will go away with the win today?
Only 1 point separates these two sides, as Crystal Palace sit ninth with 28 points and Arsenal 10th with 27. Every point counts in such a tight league
Arsenal: Leno (GK); David Luiz, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Aubameyang, Pepe; Lacazette
Crystal Palace: Guaita (GK); Cahill, Tomkins, Riedewald, Kelly; Mcarthur, Mccarthy, Kouyate, Zaha, Meyer; Ayew
Line-ups as follows:
Join us for live coverage of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park. The Gunners go into this game with a relatively new boss Mikel Arteta, who is looking to turn around the teams bad fortune as of late.
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