Two first half goals from Olivier
Giroud and Laurent Koscielny fired
Arsenal to the top of the Barclays
Premier League after ten games.
Having ended Bayern Munich 100% start in the
UEFA Champions League, Arsenal followed up
with another victory as they defeated ten-man
Everton 2-1 in Matchday ten of the Barclays
Premier League campaign.
Naij.com brings you minute-by-minute account
of the game from Emirates stadium. Read
Arsenal starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel,
Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Carzola, Oxlade-
Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud.
Everton starting XI: Howard, Coleman,
Galloway, Jagielka, Stones, Barry, McCarthy,
Lennon, Deulofeu, Barkley, Lukaku.
FT: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea. The Gunners go top of
90+2: RED CARD! Barry is sent off for a tackle
90: WOODWORK! The cross bar denies
Arsenal again as Ozil shot from over 20 yards
hits the post. Four minutes added time to be
89: Double Sub! Kone IN, Coleman OUT,
Gibbs In, Sanchez Out
88: Deulofeu plays in Mirallas who turns well to
beat his marker before hitting a shot straight at
86: Chance! Sanchez plays a delightful cross to
Flamini again whose header is straight at
Howard. At the other end, Lukaku tees up
Deulofeu with a nice pass but Cech produces a
fine save to deny the young Spaniard. END-TO-
END stuff at the Emirates, are we going to get
85: Ozil runs into the box, tees up Flamini
whose shot flashes just wide
82: Bellerin with a dashing run into the box, he
goes down but the ref waves play on and award
81: SUB! Oxlade-Chamberlain OUT, Flamini
IN. Arsenal looking to hold on to this lead.
79: From the corner, Barry cross finds Lukaku
and the Belgian’s header hits the top of the
crossbar and goes over. BIG CHANCE for an
78: Barkley takes but it’s headed away, Mirallas
follows up with a rebound but his effort is
blocked for a corner.
77: Deulofeu is tripped in a dangerous position.
Freekick to Everton!
73: BIG CHANCE! McCarthy picks out
Galloway with a beautiful cross but the left
back’s heads just wide. Arsenal still leading 2-1.
70: SUB! Mirallas IN, Lennon OUT
69: BIG CHANCE! Oxlade-Chamberlain surging
down the wing, releases Ozil who tees up
Giroud but the striker’s shot hits the post.
Beautiful play from the Gunners.
68: HALF CHANCE! Deulofeu with a dashing
run from the left, tees up Barkley who shoots
straight at Petr Cech.
66: YELLOW CARD! Barry becomes the second
player to be booked after a silly foul on Ozil.
64: Half Chance! Giroud nods down for Ozil,
who volleys his effort but it’s straight at
Howard. Bellerin follows up with the rebound
but he smashes his shot well high to the stands.
62: CHANCE! Deulofeu tees up Barkley but his
first touch is heavy and Arsenal clear their lines
as he was about to pull the trigger. END-TO-
END stuff at the moment.
59: So close again! Bellerin with a fine ball to
pick out Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose cross is
missed narrowly missed by Giroud. It’s all
Arsenal at the moment.
56: Beautiful play from Arsenal as Ozil finds
Giroud, he plays a one-two with Oxlade-
Chamberlain before volleying his effort. Howard
however produces a fine save to deny the French
man. That would have been 6-out-0f-6 for him
against Everton. He has scored 5 goals in 5
games against Everton.
53: CHANCE! Arsenal break away on a counter
after Barkley gave away the ball. Oxlade-
Chamberlain tees up Sanchez but Howard comes
off his line to block the Chilean’s effort.
52: SUB! Injured Jagielka, who jogged around
the oustide of the pitch, won’t be able to
continue. He is replaced by Ramiro Funes Mori
49: Half Chance! Coleman shoots straight at
Cech from over 30 yards out.
47: CHANCE! Carzola plays in a nice ball
inside the box, Giroud steps over it, allowing
Sanchez to shoot, but Goalkeeper Howard
produces a fine save to deny the Chilean.
46: Arsenal gets the second half underway.
HT: The Gunners go into the break with a slim
lead. Arsenal 2-1 Everton. The second half
promises to be more exciting.
45+: Barry tees up Deulofeu but the young lad is
tripped. Ref waves play on.
44: GOALLLLLLL!!!!!!! Everton scores from a
counter. Ross Barkley shot is deflected in by
Gabriel. That was Barkley’s 3rd goal of the
Barkely shot is deflected to give Everton a lifeline
43: Sanchez tees up Oxlade-Chamberlain but
Barry produces a fine block to deny the English
man. Everton break away.
40: Galloway with a dashing run from the left
but the young left back is denied just when he
was about to pull the trigger. Everton having a
bad day in North London.
38: GOALLLLL!!!! Arsenal double their lead in
the space of a minute. Koscielny nods in
Carzola’s freekick. The Gunners are on the front
foot at the moment. They lead 2-0
Koscielny celebrates after extending Arsenal’s lead
36: GOALLLLL!!!!! Ozil produces a sublime
pass to pick out Giroud who scores with a fine
lofting header. That was 3rd goal this week.
One against Watford, One against Bayern and
Olivier Giroud nods in from an Ozil cross to
give Arsenal the lead
32: Ozil crosses a free-kick for Koscielny but he
can’t make contact with the ball. Still 0-0
31: The rain coming down gradually at the
Emirates stadium but see what this Everton fan
was spotted doing.
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