Info

2 - 1

Competition
Premier League
Date
13 December 2016
Game week
16
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Goodison Park (Liverpool)
Attendance
39510

Goals

0 - 1
20' A. Sánchez (G)
S. Coleman (G) 44' (assist by: L. Baines)
1 - 1
A. Williams (G) 86' (assist by: R. Barkley)
2 - 1

Commentary

Minute   Description
Well that’s all from me for this evening. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
Phil Jagielka’s stoppage-time red card means he will miss that derby, and Arsenal would have snatched a dramatic point if not for a series of incredible blocks from Everton’s defence. However, the Gunners could not manage it, and will now aim to bounce back against Manchester City next time out.
That was football at it’s enthralling best. It’s misery for Arsenal fans, who have seen their side slump to their second defeat of the season, but it is delight for Everton - who have set themselves us in ideal fashion ahead of next week’s Merseyside derby.
It’s all over at Goodison Park, which is as absolutely rocking. Everton have won their first game since October 30, but Ashley Williams’ late header has secured the points in a remarkable comeback win.
FULL TIME - Everton 2 Arsenal 1
90'+4 INCREDIBLE! THAT WAS OUTSTANDING! Amazing scenes at Goodison, as Stekelebnurg hooks away a series of free-kicks, but Everton fail to clear their lines. The ball falls to Monreal, but Mori keeps out the venomous volley, only for Iwobi to hammer the rebound goalwards. It looks all set to level things in the last minute but, somehow, Baines is back on the line to clear.
90'+3 RED CARD! Stupid from Jagielka who, in the final minute, has reduced his side to 10 men after fouling Perez - picking up a second booking.
We’re into the final two minutes, and Arsenal have a corner - and Petr Cech is coming forward!
90'+2 CHANCE! What a waste from Barkley who, after getting through into the area, elects to go for goal - despite the fact that Mirallas was in acres of space in the area.
90' A third change now for the hosts, as Ramiro Funes Mori comes on and James McCarthy - who has put in an excellent performance - goes off, as we enter four minutes of stoppage time.
88' A final change for Arsenal. Off goes Coquelin, and on come Lucas Perez - who almost joined Everton in the transfer window.
87' Great defending from, of all people, Mirallas, as the winger gets back to head clear under pressure from Sanchez.
86' Everton have been pressing, and with one quality delivery from Barkley, they have now completed the turn-around. There’s still plenty of time remaining though.
GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! WILLIAMS GIVES EVERTON THE LEAD! Everton have scored several late goals already this season, and they have another one now, as Williams rises highest to head home Barkley’s corner.
85' SAVE! What a stop from Cech! Barkley’s corner falls at the feet of Jagielka, who somehow turns an effort goalwards, but Arsenal’s shot-stopper is on hand to parry it wide.
84' A booking for Koscielny, who scythed down McCarthy, giving Baines the chance to deliver… Calvert-Lewin rises to meet it, and his header deflects out off Koscielny.
83' Wonderful play from Gueye, who weaves his way through Arsenal’s midfield and gets to the edge of the area, but his pass does not reach Mirallas - with Baines having been free to the left.
82' It is all a bit sloppy - from both sides - at the moment, but will there be one final twist? Coleman gets forward, and aims a cross to Calvert-Lewin, but Koscielny is on hand to head clear.
79' Here is that Everton substitution. Enter Valencia, having put in a promising display on his first league start for the club, makes way, with Calvert-Lewin coming on.
76' This game is hanging in the balance at the moment, with both sides looking extremely dangerous, with Iwobi having just fired wide from close-range. Everton are looking tired, and Koeman is set to make another change, with youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin preparing to make his debut...
74' Top-class defending from Koscielny, who is well-placed to cut-out Coleman’s cross, denying Lukaku a tap-in.
73' CHANCE! Everton twice go close! First, Lukaku sees a shot blocked out for a corner. The hosts work the ball into the box from the resulting set-piece, but Arsenal scramble it clear from the six-yard box.
71' And then, Oxlade-Chamberlain makes way for Alex Iwobi.
A double-change now for the visitors. Firstly, Olivier Giroud replaces Theo Walcott.
70' CLOSE! That is superb from Lukaku, who spins in behind Gabriel and thunders towards goal. However, just as he looks to unleash his effort, the Arsenal defender makes a brilliant last-ditch tackle.
68' A first change of the game coming up, as Everton prepare to make a substitution in response to Arsenal’s pressure. On comes Kevin Mirallas, in place of Aaron Lennon. The winger makes a run straight into the centre of the pitch, and is just inches away from latching onto Barkley’s pass.
67' Arsenal are really upping the tempo at the moment, and Everton have to try and weather this storm, but the hosts are looking rather stretched...
65' Coleman drives forward and finds Valencia. The forward hesitates, missing out on the chance to put Coleman through, but nevertheless his cross is an awkward one, which Koscielny inadvertently steers into the hands of Cech.
64' Lukaku has scored (9) or assisted (3) 12 of Everton's last 15 Premier League goals. However, the burly Belgian - who netted twice at Watford last time out - is yet to have a clear-cut chance this evening.
61' SO CLOSE! Stekelenburg recovers, and Everton proceed to play the ball long to Lukaku. The striker chests the ball down to Barkley, who dummies before unleashing a low strike that flashes just wide of the upright.
59' Good goalkeeping from Stekelenburg, who reacts quickly to cover for his defence after Coleman had played Ozil onside. The Dutchman takes a whack for his troubles, and will receive some treatment.
57' Poor! Barkley takes the free-kick, but his effort clatters into the wall, and the chance goes amiss.
56' A real opportunity now for Everton, after Baines draws a foul from Coquelin on the edge of the area. The Frenchman is fortunate to escape a booking.
55' CHANCE! A mistake from Coleman allows Coquelin to pounce and feed Sanchez. The forward drives to the byline before turning a cross into Ozil, only for the Germany star to miss the target.
53' Koeman will want his side to push further forward, and get into Arsenal’s faces as they were before the break.
50' Arsenal have just managed to get on the ball again in the last minute or so, with Everton dropping a bit too deep into their own half, but the hosts manage to smother it clear.
48' Everton have come out quickly, but so far haven’t been able to apply the same amount as pressure as they did towards the end of the first-half. Arsenal work a tidy move forward, with Walcott latching onto Sanchez’s cross, but the England forward cannot direct his header on target.
46' And, we’re back! No changes for either side at the interval, as Everton get the second-half underway...
An enthralling half of football then, which has ended all square. Arsenal were not put to the test early on, and duly took the lead through Sanchez’s deflected free-kick. But Everton rallied, with Coleman’s header - his third goal of the season - hauling them level.
A few hostilities as the whistle goes, with the players - though it is not exactly clear who - clashing as they go into the tunnel, though it does not appear too serious. It has turned into a full-blooded, fascinating encounter now, though.
HALF-TIME - Everton 1 Arsenal 1
45'+2 Arsenal found it far too easy in the opening half-an-hour, but since Everton started applying the pressure, the Gunners resolve has been thoroughly tested.
44' It was quick, incisive play from Everton - Gueye picking out Baines, who duly put in a wonderful delivery.
GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!! EVERTON ARE LEVEL! A deserved equaliser for the hosts, as Baines gets cuts in on his right foot and floats in an inviting cross with Coleman - the opposite full-back - on hand to head home.
42' A second booking for Everton, as McCarthy picks up a caution for a late lunge on Coquelin.
41' Hap-hazard defending from Everton, but Jagielka eventually manages to clear their lines and Barkley counters. His pass picks out Lukaku, but he can’t make anything of it on this occasion.
39' CLOSE! Arsenal fail to clear a free-kick, with Jagielka managing to lay the ball off to Lennon, but the winger strikes it wide.
38' As has happened so often with Everton this campaign, going behind seems to have rejuvenated the hosts. However, they really could do with finding a leveller before the interval if they are to make the most of this momentum...
36' High and wide! McCarthy presses and regains possession on the half-way line, crisply feeding Lukaku. The Belgium striker stands up Bellerin, but his shot soars off target.
34' Everton have just upped the tempo in the last few moments, and the crowd have responded well. Barkley powers forward before lofting a neat pass in behind towards Valencia, but the Ecuadorian cannot manage to get onto the end of it.
32' Barkley gives the ball away with a slack pass, but regains it with a heavy challenge, which is backed up by equally robust tackles from McCarthy and Williams. That releases Lennon down the left, but the former Tottenham man cannot hit the target at the culmination of a weaving run.
30' STAT - Everton have now conceded in 11 of their last 12 league games.
28' Brilliant from Koscielny, who despite having taken a knock, is in the right place to cut-out Coleman’s cross. Barkley’s resulting corner is met by Valencia, who can only head wide.
26' Gueye finally instills a bit of energy into Everton’s play with a driving run through Arsenal’s midfield. It results in Barkley and Valencia getting free down the right, but neither manage to get a cross in.
24' Everton can only have themselves to blame for going behind. They have conceded far too much possession to Arsenal, who have not been threatened, and have been allowed to set the tempo of the match.
23' Alexis Sanchez has now scored or assisted 27 goals in his last 27 Premier League games for Arsenal (19 goals, 8 assists).
20' GOOOOAAALLLLL!!! ARSENAL TAKE THE LEAD! Sanchez’s free-kick is a poor one, but it takes a huge deflection off the hapless Williams. Stekelenburg gets a hand to it, but he cannot keep the ball out.
18' CLOSE! A comedy of errors from Everton sees Jagielka concede a free-kick right on the edge of their area. Coleman loses his marker, and Barkley fails to clear the resulting cross. Williams misses his tackle - clattering into Gueye - before Arsenal proceed to win the foul.
16' A win for Arsenal would make it their 12th in the Premier League there - only at Villa Park (12) have they obtained as many away wins at a single ground.
14' Everton are just holding off Arsenal when the visitors have possession, and as it stands that tactic is working. However, the hosts must be wary of the pace and movement of Sanchez and Walcott.
12' STAT - Despite their poor form, Everton are unbeaten at home in the league since March. However, that defeat did come at the hands of Arsenal.
10' Better from Everton, now, with Valencia - making his first start of the season in the league - doing well to drive forward from midfield and tee up Lukaku, but the Belgian’s cross is blocked. Lukaku probably had more time and space than he would have expected, though, with Arsenal’s defence slightly out of shape.
8' Crisp play from Arsenal, as Monreal gets free down the left and drills in a low cross. Ozil is there to meet it, but the playmaker scoops his effort way over.
6' It has been an extremely cagey opening from the hosts, who are really lacking any confidence in their play, and the crowd are becoming increasingly frustrated.
5' Quick play from the hosts, as Barkley and Gueye combine to get on the ball and play it through to Lukaku, who wins a corner. Barkley whips in the cross, but his delivery is a poor one, and the chance goes begging.
3' Poor from Barkley. Koeman has demanded better control on the ball from his side, and he will not be happy with the midfielder on that occasion, as the 23-year-old concedes possession straight to Sanchez, who uses his pace to get away from Williams, but the Chilean’s pass is just too long for Walcott.
1' KICK-OFF! At the sound of Mark Clattenburg's whistle, Arsenal - looking to continue their fabulous form - get proceedings underway!
We are quickly coming up to kick-off at Goodison Park, which is sparkling under the lights on a rainy evening on Merseyside. As I type, the teams make their way out of the tunnel, to a typically raucous reception.
The Gunners certainly have history on their side heading into this fixture. Arsenal have won more Premier League games against Everton (29) than they have against any other side.
On the other hand, there is just the one change from Wenger, with the injured Shkodran Mustafi - who spent time at Everton during his formative years as a professional footballer - dropping out. The Germany centre-back is replaced by Gabriel Paulista, with Hector Bellerin returning to the starting XI at right-back.
TEAM NEWS - Arsenal substitutes: Ospina, Gibbs, Perez, Giroud, Holding, Iwobi, Elneny.
TEAM NEWS - Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez.
Phil Jagielka comes back into the heart of Everton’s defence, with Ramiro Funes Mori dropping out, while Ross Barkley returns to the midfield in place of the rested Gareth Barry. Either side of Romelu Lukaku, Enner Valencia and Aaron Lennon replace Kevin Mirallas and Gerard Deulofeu.
With the festive period - and the Merseyside derby - rapidly approaching, tonight's fixture marks the start of a huge week for Koeman, who has made four changes from the defeat to Watford.
TEAM NEWS - Everton substitutes: Robles, Holgate, Funes Mori, Cleverley, Mirallas, Deulofeu, Calvert-Lewin.
TEAM NEWS - Everton (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Coleman, Williams, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, McCarthy; Lennon, Barkley, Valencia; Lukaku.
The team news is in now from Goodison. Let’s start off with the home side...
Arsenal, meanwhile, have suffered no such slump in form, with Arsene Wenger's side - who have lost just once all season in the league - aiming for a fourth consecutive victory. The Gunners sit on 34 points as it stands, with a three point cushion over Everton's Merseyside rivals Liverpool, and would move, temporarily at least, to the top of the table with a win this evening.
After a fantastic start to life under Ronald Koeman, Everton's season has gone into free-fall, with the Merseysiders having claimed just one win from their last 10 league fixtures. The 1-1 draw against Manchester United in their most-recent home match, but failed to build on that point against Watford at the weekend, with the 3-2 defeat leaving them with just seven points from a possible 30.
Hello and welcome, football fans, to LIVE coverage of the Premier League, as title-challengers Arsenal visit Goodison Park, to take on an out-of-sorts Everton. Stick right here for all the action as it happens, in what is the 125th consecutive league meeting between these sides!

Lineups

R
A
A
3
L. Baines
5
Gabriel Paulista
5
A. Williams
6
L. Koscielny
6
P. Jagielka
7
A. Sánchez
8
R. Barkley
10
R. Lukaku
11
M. Özil
12
A. Lennon
14
T. Walcott
15
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
16
J. McCarthy
17
I. Gueye
18
Nacho Monreal
19
E. Valencia
22
M. Stekelenburg
23
S. Coleman
24
Bellerín
29
G. Xhaka
33
P. Čech
34
F. Coquelin
11
12
17
29
9
25
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
M. Clattenburg
Assistants
S. Bennett
 
R. West
Fourth official
M. Dean

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Match Stats

Everton Arsenal
44 Attacks (Dangerous) 45
8 Corners 3
10 Fouls 10
12 Free Kicks 11
8 Goal Kicks 10
1 Offsides 2
4 Shots (blocked) 0
6 Shots (off target) 5
2 Shots (on target) 1
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
28 Throw Ins 23

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
138+5293
238+6086
338+4178
438+3676
538+3375
638+2569
738+1861
838-746
938-1246
1038-845
1138-1745
1238-1544
1338-1544
1438-1341
1538-2541
1638-1640
1738-2840
1838-4334
1938-2628
2038-4024

Goodison Park

Name:
Goodison Park 
City:
Liverpool 
Capacity:
40569