Everton vs Arsenal - Live Match Commentary

Real-time Live Commentary updates of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton.

Everton vs Arsenal - Live Match Commentary
Everton vs Arsenal - Live Match Commentary
Match details:
NAME: Everton vs Arsenal
DATE: Sep 17, 2023
TIME: 4.30pm UK, 9:00 pm IST, 3:30 pm GMT, 11:30 am ET
VENUE: Goodison Park stadium, Liverpool city
0 - 1
Leandro Trossard scores for Arsenal, assisted by Bukayo Saka.

A deserved, hard-fought and largely ugly win for the Gunners, who got the job done in the end amid more than a little controversy.
Arsenal end a three-game losing streak at Goodison Park in the Premier League as they eventually get the better of Everton with a 1-0 win.


90'+2' - Jesus goes down holding his head after an aerial tangle with Patterson and Tarkowski. The Goodison Park faithful, as has been the case for most of the game, are up on their feet and sounding their disapproval for referee Hooper, who awards an Arsenal free-kick in the left-hand corner.
90' - Just the four minutes added on. Is there a one missing at the start of that?

89' - Pickford drives another long free-kick into the Arsenal area but Tarkowski is penalised for an aerial challenge on Raya, who dropped the ball in rather unconvincing fashion.

84' - Pickford's long free-kick causes a bit of carnage inside the Arsenal box before Trossard is the unlikely defender to hook a clearance down the pitch. The Toffees are running out of time.

83' - Tomiyasu is adjudged to have got too tight to Garner and Everton win a free-kick just inside their own half. Pickford will launch this one high into the Merseyside sky.

82' - It will be 4-4-2 for the remainder of this game from Everton. With respective numbers nine and 10 on their backs, Calvert-Lewin and Danjuma will be tasked with breaching Arsenal's resolute defence.

69' - GOAL! Everton 0-1 Arsenal (Trossard, 69')

Trossard Goal

66' - Substitution
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Player photoD. Calvert-Lewin
Player photoBeto

64' - Vieira clumsily hauls Gueye to the floor from behind and Everton will have another chance to cross from a deep free-kick. Dyche appears to be readying Calvert-Lewin on the touchline, too.

61'BLOCK! Has Zinchenko decided he's scoring today or something?

He's denied from outside the box for the third time in a few minutes, with Arsenal trying to turn the screw and Everton still holding on.

57' - Jesus has scored eight goals in just nine Premier League appearances against Everton, more than he has against any other opponent. Indeed, the Brazilian averages a goal every 71 minutes against Everton (8 goals in 568 minutes), the best rate of any player to play 500+ minutes against the Toffees. Surely Arteta will introduce the striker soon?

56' - Zinchenko clips another superb pass in behind the Everton defence before the hosts scramble to deal with Trossard's low cross. A belated offside flag proves the chance irrelevant, however.

54' - CLOSE! Saka whips a pinpoint left-footed delivery towards the back post, where Trossard redirects a header back across goal. Nketiah is there and ready for a tap-in but Tarkowski and Young just about manage to clear the danger in front of Pickford's goal.

48' - Yellow card
Player photoARSENAL

47' - SAVE! Arsenal come flying out the blocks in the second half as Saka sees a low cross turned away at the near post. Rice then slips through for Odegaard, whose powerful left-footed strike is parried away by a strong two-handed Pickford stop.

46' - Referee Hooper gets the second half under way as Everton take the kick-off!

HT - Everton 0-0 Arsenal

45' + 2' - Yellow card
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A. Young

43' - Dyche's side have their backs against the wall as Arsenal manoeuvre possession and look for a gap in the opposition's defence. A wayward Zinchenko pass offers Everton some respite, though.

41' - CHANCE! Odegaard and White exchange a deft one-two to the right of Everton's area before the Arsenal full-back smashes a left-footed attempt straight into the hands of Pickford.

40' - Young hoists a long pass into the area but the Arsenal defence stand firm to head clear. However, Everton are soon back on the attack before McNeil sees a hopeful long-range effort cannon into Zinchenko and away from danger.

35' - Zinchenko and Nketiah are on different wavelengths as the Ukraine captain threads an aimless pass straight to the onrushing Pickford. This has been a first half devoid of good chances thus far.

32' - SAVE! Everton are growing in confidence in the last few minutes as the Toffees break through the middle. Gueye attempts a low effort from outside the area but Raya gets down well to make a comfortable first save on his Arsenal debut.

28' - Tarkowski is put under needless pressure by Pickford, forcing the centre-back to hook a clearance high into the stands. Murmurs are ongoing on the touchline as Arsenal are still unconvinced by Martinelli's disallowed goal, which by all accounts looked perfectly legitimate to stand.

26' - BLOCK! Saka and White link up on the right again. This is an increasing problem for Everton.

The latter's low cross reaches Rice who takes a touch and has a go, with the sea of blue shirts in the box thwarting him.

24' - Martinelli, who has just had a goal ruled out, is forced off with injury as Trossard comes on to take his place.

23' -  It's not Martinelli who's offside, it turns out. Nketiah is off in the build-up, with the pass back to Vieira who then fed Martinelli.

Only took four minutes to clear that one up.

18' - White hangs a delicate right-wing cross towards the back post but Vieira miscues a volley and ends up clearing for Everton, who are pinned back inside their own third and struggling to find a way out.

16' - Saka makes a mockery of Mykolenko before Odegaard is crowded out by a sea of blue Everton shirts. A lunge by Doucoure on Rice offers Arsenal a free-kick in the middle of the pitch, although Nketiah is caught needlessly offside soon after.

12' - Nketiah flies into Pickford who beats him to a back pass, which sends the Everton goalkeeper - not one to shy away from a bit of drama - flying.

Just a free-kick. I'm no lip reader but I think Pickford believes it should've been more.

11' - Arsenal have scored more goals from corners than any other Premier League side since the start of last season (15). However, their three set-piece chances have underwhelmed thus far.

10' - OVER! Arsenal work a short-corner routine out to Zinchenko, who finds Vieira in space inside the Everton area. The Gunners playmaker aims to curl a right-footed effort towards goal but gets it all wrong and slices well over the target.

5' - A deft touch from Nketiah almost releases Odegaard but Pickford races off his line to smash a clearance long up the pitch. If the first five minutes are anything to go by, it could be a long game for the hosts.

2' - Everton don't manage to get a foot on the ball for the opening minute as Arsenal probe through the midfield. However, Young steps in to intervene inside his own area before the Gunners assume control once more.
1' - Arsenal get us started. Big, big football.

Team News

Arsenal team news

Team to play Everton: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Rice, Odegaard, Vieira, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Subs: Jesus, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Tomiyasu, Trossard, Jorginho, Nelson, Havertz.

Everton team news

Team to play Arsenal: Pickford, Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Onana, Doucoure, Gueye, Danjuma, Beto, McNeil.

Subs: Virginia, Patterson, Keane, Godfrey, Garner, Dobbin, Onyango, Chermiti, Calvert-Lewin.


Early team news: Arsenal
Thomas Partey, an Arsenal midfielder who has been recovering from a muscular ailment, is still a few weeks away from being fully fit. 
Mohamed Elneny and Jurrien Timber remain long-term absentees.