HT: EVERTON 0-1 ARSENAL
Right, where do we start from…?
How about this? Arsenal lead against Everton at Goodison Park following an eventful first half.
The two teams struggled to produce in the opening few minutes and so the biggest highlight was the home fans’ protest in the 27th minute when a minority of the crowd left their seats as a sign of protest towards the club’s hierarchy.
VAR then checked for a red card on Ben Godfrey after his studs hit a fallen Takehiro Tomiyasu in the face but it was deemed that he shouldn’t be sent off.
The Merseysiders may have been lucky with Godfrey but were unlucky when Yerry Mina couldn’t continue and was replaced by Mason Holgate.
Everton thought they got the lead just a minute before half-time when Richarlison headed Andros Townsend’s free-kick behind Aaron Ramsdale’s net.
However, VAR deemed that the Brazil international was just offside.
Arsenal, though, managed to break the deadlock in the second minute of stoppage time when a fabulous cross from Kieran Tierney down the left found an unmarked Martin Odegaard, who volleyed the ball past Jordan Pickford