Resilient Arsenal comeback after 2-0 down against Everton

Oliver Giroud celebrates after 90th minute goal  to draw against Everton

Oliver Giroud celebrates after 90th minute goal to draw against Everton

Arsenal displayed the resilience that might underpin a Premier League title challenge after they scored twice during the closing minutes level 2-2 at Everton after the home side largely dominated the game on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey tapped in after eighty three minutes and replacement Olivier Giroud planted home a header during the 90th to cancel out the lead Everton held after a first-half header from Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith’s second on the stroke of half-time.

Chelsea, who defeated Leicester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge with goals from home debutant Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, and Swansea City, who sank Burnley 1-0 at Liberty Stadium, head the early season standings with six points.

Arsenal stayed third with 4 points from two matches, though their run of six successive league victories, which began after they lost 3-0 at Everton in April, got here to an end.

Arsenal’s late Goodison Park rally was the second time this season that they had scored late after Ramsey’s ninetieth minute strike gave them a 2-1 win over visiting Crystal Palace previous week.

It was additionally the second successive week Everton had conceded a late goal which denied them victory after permitting hosts Leicester City to equalise and drive a 2-2 draw on their opener.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said to Sky Sports: “It’s a strong point as a result of which we were 2-0 down but a deserved one.”

He stated the turning point was the introduction of Giroud for their new 35 million pounds ($57.99 million) striker Alexis Sanchez at half-time.

Everton coach Roberto Martinez was naturally dissatisfied after conceding two late goals however mentioned he was in any other case happy with the way in which Everton carried out.

“Sure people ran out of legs at the end and Arsenal, as you’d count on, threw everything forward and the third goal was going to be very important,” Martinez mentioned.

“Clearly it is a disappointment however in general I’m very happy with the best way we performed.”

In Saturday’s other matches, West Ham United won 3-1 at managerless Crystal Palace, whereas the matches between Aston Villa and Newcastle United and Southampton and West Bromwich Albion ended goalless.

Tottenham Hotspur, who host Queens Park Rangers, and Hull City, who welcome Stoke Metropolis, both on Moday, can additionally transfer on to six points after winning their opening matches as can champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool, who meet on Tuesday.

 

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