Full time: Everton 2-5 Arsenal

  • Wayne Rooney smashes Everton ahead after 12 minutes.
  • Nacho Monreal levels after Jordan Pickford parries Granit Xhaka shot.
  • Mesut Ozil heads Arsenal ahead eight minutes after the break.
  • Idrissa Gueye sent off for second bookable offence.
  • Alexandre Lacazette nets the third on the counter-attack.
  • Aaron Ramsey strokes home in the 90th minute.
  • Oumar Niasse capitalises on Petr Cech error to score in stoppage time.
  • Alexis Sanchez thumps in with the final kick of the game
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Full time: Everton 2-5 Arsenal

The pressure continue to swell around Ronald Koeman, whose position as Everton manager looks even more uncertain after they are thumped by Arsenal.

Wayne Rooney gave the hosts the lead but that is as good as it got. Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez started together for the first time and all got in on the act to give the Gunners a comfortable win in a game they dominated from start to finish.

As for Koeman, he may be collecting his P45 sooner rather than later.


GOAL! Everton 2-5 Arsenal (Alexis Sanchez)


GOAL! Everton 2-4 Arsenal (Oumar Niasse)

Everton get a much-needed consolation but what a mess from Arsenal. Nacho Monreal leaves his back-pass to Cech short and Niasse beats Cech to the ball and puts into an empty net.


Watch Mesut Ozil's key second goal here.


GOAL! Everton 1-4 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey)

The Wales international gets the goal that his performance deserves. Ramsey collects Wilshere's pass in his stride and wrong-foots Pickford to find the net.


Granit Xhaka thumps the crossbar as Arsenal threaten a fourth. Everton trying to run down the clock but they can't stop the wave after wave of attacks by the visitors.


Alexandre Lacazette nets the third to give Arsenal all three points.

Alexandre Lacazette
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GOAL! Everton 1-3 Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette)

Game over at Goodison. Arsenal capitalise on a poor Vlasic pass to make it three. Sanchez releases Ozil who takes his time and tees up Lacazette, who fires home unmarked.


Red card: Idriss Gueye (Everton)

I highlighted in the first half how significant the yellow card for Idrissa Gueye could prove and it has rung true for Everton. The Senegal midfield dives in and catches Granit Xhaka, and referee Craig Pawson has no choice but to show a second yellow. Still over 20 minutes to go.


Mesut Ozil celebrated putting Arsenal into the lead.

Mesut Ozil
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Arsenal continue to push for what would be a fatal third goal, as far as Everton would be concerned. Sanchez collects the ball from a corner and sees his shot deflected to safety but he can't reign in the rebound and Everton clear.



GOAL! Everton 1-2 Arsenal (Mesut Ozil)

They may be out of contract but Ozil and Sanchez have proven themselves to be priceless as they thrust Arsenal ahead for the first time. Sanchez crosses from the left and Mesut Ozil floats a header over Pickford and into the roof of the net.


Nacho Monreal drives Arsenal level just before half time.

Nacho Monreal
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Back under way at Goodison. Tom Davies on for Ashley Williams for Everton.


Half time: Everton 1-1 Arsenal

Wonderful first half full of defensive mishaps and attacking flare. Arsenal have dominated the half but Wayne Rooney's curling effort on the anniversary of his first Premier League goal, put the hosts ahead.

Arsenal netted a deserved equaliser when Nacho Monreal slammed home and it could have been more for the Gunners who have created half a dozen decent chances. Jordan Pickford has been a busy man.


Two added minutes at Goodison. A half that no-one wants to end. Brilliant entertainment.


GOAL! Everton 1-1 Arsenal (Nacho Monreal)

Arsenal get the goal which they thoroughly deserve. Granit Xhaka forces Pickford into a good low stop but it is Monreal who reacts fastest and he hammers through the England youngster to net just his second Premier League goal.


Idrissa Gueye now booked for Everton for a late challenge. Big moment potentially in this game, with the Senegal international key to breaking up Arsenal attacks.


Ashley Williams, already on a yellow card, fouls Alexis Sanchez and the Arsenal players want referee Crag Pawson to show a red card. The official appears more bothered by the protests, led by Sanchez, than the challenge itself which is refreshing to see. It stays 11 vs 11 for now.


Wayne Rooney rolls back the years to put Everton ahead against Arsenal.

Wayne Rooney
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Calvert-Lewin with his first opening but his flicked header doesn't trouble Cech. The game has finally settled down a bit, but it has been a frantic first 27 minutes.


Lacazette has enough effort on goal, already his third of the game but sees the effort deflect off Williams and go behind for a corner. Everton deal with the set-piece but they're yet to stem the flow of Arsenal chances.