Monday, June 17, 2024

Arsenal demolish Crystal Palace at the Emirates

Arsenal returned to winning way on Saturday as they demolished Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium.

Gabriel Magalhaes’s early goal and two late goals by Gabriel Martinelli were enough to bring the pressure back on league leaders Liverpool and Manchester City who are placed in second place.

Arsenal who had not recorded any win in the last three clashes in the Premier League looked the better team to win the tie given their home record against Palace.

Magalhaes found the back of the net in the 11th minute and was at it again in the 37th minute before it was confirmed to be a Henderson own goal. The two goals gave the host an advantage at the end of the first half.

In the second half, Crystal Palace attempted to break the Arsenal defense but their efforts were either blocked by David Raya or blocked the solid defense of William Saliba.

In the 59th minute, a counter attack by Gabriel Jesus found Trossard who clinically finished it off to mark his first year at Arsenal in style. Martinelli who came in for the Belgium netted twice in extra time from the wing move Mikel Arteta’s side to 3rd position.

At the stands, Crystal Palace called for the sacking of Roy Hodgson saying that he lack ambition and a structured plan.

The results left Palace in 14th position with 21 points as Arsenal went level with Manchester City with 43 points.

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