Arsenal Lose 2-1 To Everton In Dramatic Goodison Park Clash (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

13th, December 2016

Arsenal suffered their first league defeat since the opening day of the season after the Gunners lost 2-1 to a spirited Everton side at Goodison Park in what was a dramatic clash.

Arsenal opened the scoring via a Alexis Sanchez’s deflected free-kick on 20 minutes.

However, Everton started to press the visitors more as the half progressed and were eventually rewarded just before the break, with Seamus Coleman nodding home a Leighton Baines cross.

After the break, Mesut Ozil missed a good chance to put the Gunners ahead, firing over from the edge of the box.

The Toffees pushed for a winner themselves and it eventually came in a dramatic finale to the game. After a fine Petr Cech save earned the hosts a corner, an unmarked Ashley Williams rose to head home the winner and send the Goodison faithful wild.

There was still time for more drama, with Phil Jagielka’s foul on sub Lucas Perez earning him a second yellow.

Then, at the death, some classic goalmouth drama saw Alex Iwobi’s effort cleared off the line before Everton almost scored at the other end. However, Arsene Wenger will no doubt be livid after Sanchez looked to have been tripped in the box during that scramble.


The result sees Arsenal remain three points behind leaders Chelsea who play tomorrow night. Wenger is also sure to be concerned how his side failed to defend two crosses, with the absence of the injured Shkodran Mustafi already having a negative effect.

Everton, on the other hand, secure their first win since October, with the Merseysiders moving up to seventh in the table.

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