The first match of the Super Sunday is over as Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Arsenal started their Premier League campaign last week against West Ham United with a shocking 2-0 defeat which Arsene Wenger would have wanted to make up for in this match.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace started their season with a 3-1 win over newly promoted Norwich City and was full on confidence before facing the Gunners.

Alan Pardew will be happy with his men after they put a brave display against mighty Gunners, despite the defeat.

Arsenal started the match in 4-2-3-1 formation with Alexis Sanchez starting for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from last weekend.

Palace started in a 4-5-1 formation with new signing Connor Wickham upfront.

Crystal Palace starting XI: 

McCarthy; Ward, Dann Delaney, Souare; Zaha, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Bolasie; Wickham.

Crystal Palace substitutes:

Hennessey, Mariappa, Jedinak, Mutch, Lee, Bamford, Murray

Arsenal starting XI:

Petr Cech; Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Arsenal substitutes: 

Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Walcott, Chamberlain

Arsenal took the lead thanks to Olivier Giroud’s 16 minute strike. The Frenchman finished with an acrobatic effort from a Mesut Ozil cross.

Crystal Palace pulled one back on 28 minutes from a brilliant drive from full back Joel Ward.

But Crystal Palace lost their key player Bolasie at half time due to a knock and replaced with Jordan Mutch.

Arsenal got the winning goal from Palace captain Delaney’s feet as he tried to defend a Alexis Sanchez header.

Palace fans would be disappointed with the referee as Francis Coquelin could have seen a second yellow on couple of occasions.

    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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