It was a clash at Goodison Park between Everton and Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, as both sides look to take back all three points from the first game of the weekend. The two teams were not in the best of form in recent weeks and were keen on impressing in this one. It was the Gunners who looked quite positive, as they dominated possession and created some good chances.
The hosts also got into the game and Seamus Coleman had an early chance to score, as he beat Welbeck to Tom Cleverley’s corner from the right side but missed. Danny Welbeck hit the woodwork after that, as he came in down the left wing but eventually the England international managed to open the scoring for the visitors, after a well constructed passing move on the 7th minute. There were plenty of attempts at goal till the end of the half and Arsene Wenger’s side managed to add yet another goal with a good long ball counter-attack, when Alex Iwobi scored in the 42nd minute with a composed finish on his full debut. The two teams went into the break, with the away side leading 2-0.
The second half did not produce any goals, though once again there were chances and eventually despite their best efforts Roberto Martínez’s side failed to deliver on the night.
The win pushed the visitors close to league leaders Leicester City, though it put in a dent in Everton’s hopes of finishing in the top half of the points table.