• 2nd Half
  • Arsenal
  • Crystal Palace
  • Mustafi
    85'
  • Ward
    81'
  • MeyerTownsend
    80'
  • BentekeAyew
    78'
  • Aubameyang
    77'
  • McArthur
    69'
  • Guendouzi
    68'
  • ElnenyTorreira
    68'
  • Özil
    63'
  • Zaha
    61'
  • Özil
    47'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Arsenal
  • Crystal Palace
  • JenkinsonMaitland-Niles
    45'
  • MavropanosIwobi
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Arsenal
  • Crystal Palace
  • Benteke
    17'
  • Mavropanos
    16'
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Arsenal - Crystal Palace
Premier League - 21 April 2019

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+7' 

PALACE WIN! Zaha is tripped on the right by Kolasinac, who is somehow not booked yet, and that's it for the tie. An impressive win for Palace who were a constant threat on the counter. Arsenal showed spirit with two goals of their own, but more than anything they showed familiar defensive weakness.

90+6' 

Guaita claims a cross from Maitland-Niles. More time to be killed now.

90+5' 

Guendouzi, who often looks like an inveterate cheat, dives in the box as he looks for a penalty. The ref isn't that daft.

90+4' 

Milivojevic is off for a while with an injury, and Townsend breaks down the left. He holds it up for a few seconds, but is soon tackled. A minute, maybe two, left.

90+3' 

Milivojevic is struggling with a knee or shin injury, and he will not be averse to running down the clock now.

90+2' 

From the free kick, Milivojevic heads it away, but Arsenal have it straight back.

90+1' 

Guendouzi is fouled on the right wing by Townsend, an easy decision for the ref.

90' 

Dann nudges Lacazette and he falls in the box. He gets nothing, but it wouldn't have been unfair to award a penalty. Five minutes of added time indicated.

89'

Lacazette finds Guendouzi with a pass forward, the Frenchman turns it left for Iwobi, and he snaps at a shot that Guaita dives on top of. That was a great chance.

88' 

Kouyate's pass out left is a poor one and Arsenal have it back. They have only a few minutes left to get at least a point from the game.

87' 

Guaita palms away Ozil's floating cross to the back post with Iwobi closing in at the back post.

87' 

Iwobi's cross to the back post is headed away, and Townsend puts a couple more yards on the throw-in with his clearance.

86' 

A touch less than five minutes of normal time remaining now.

  • Shkodran Mustafi
    Yellow cardShkodran MustafiArsenalMustafi gets a yellow after a pretty risible dive from Kouyate's presence.
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85' 

Mustafi gets a yellow after a pretty risible dive from Kouyate's presence.

  • Joel Ward
    Yellow cardJoel WardCrystal PalaceJoel Ward is the latest player in trouble.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3
81' 

Joel Ward is the latest player in trouble.

  • Andros Townsend
    OffMax MeyerCrystal PalaceHere's Andros.
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  • Andros Townsend
    OnAndros TownsendCrystal Palace
80' 

Here's Andros.

  • Jordan Ayew
    OffChristian BentekeCrystal PalaceAyew is on.
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  • Jordan Ayew
    OnJordan AyewCrystal Palace
78' 

Ayew is on.

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
    GoalPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenalGOAL! Arsenal 2-3 Palace. Aubameyang scores - Aubameyang cuts in from the right. He beats three defenders, lays it off ahead of him but the ball comes back off a defender into his path, and he whistes a strike past Guaita.
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77' 

GOAL! Arsenal 2-3 Palace. Aubameyang scores - Aubameyang cuts in from the right. He beats three defenders, lays it off ahead of him but the ball comes back off a defender into his path, and he whistes a strike past Guaita.

74' 

Arsenal take a quick free kick but Wan-Bissaka is covering, and his low pass forward to Benteke is collected by the Arsenal defence.

72' 

Iwobi scoops in a cross from the left and it's booted away.

71' 

And here is some transfer tittle-tattle. What do you think? I think transfer tittle-tattle is good.

  • Mattéo Guendouzi
    Yellow cardMattéo GuendouziArsenalThe tiresome Guendouzi was booked for dissent a couple of minutes back.
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70' 

The tiresome Guendouzi was booked for dissent a couple of minutes back.

  • James McArthur
    GoalJames McArthurCrystal PalaceGOAL! Arsenal 1-3 Crystal Palace. McArthur scores - Benteke chases a long ball and Mustafi nods behind. Milivojevic takes, Dann meets it first, and two yards later McArthur redirects it past the 'keeper.
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69' 

GOAL! Arsenal 1-3 Crystal Palace. McArthur scores - Benteke chases a long ball and Mustafi nods behind. Milivojevic takes, Dann meets it first, and two yards later McArthur redirects it past the 'keeper.

  • Mattéo Guendouzi
    Yellow cardMattéo GuendouziArsenalTorreira for Elneny.
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68' 

Torreira for Elneny.

67' 

Torreira will be on in a moment.

65' 

Corner on the left for Arsenal, and Palace break. It's worked up to Zaha, and he swaps passes with Benteke on the right who is absolutely cleaned out by Guendouzi - or perhaps the other way around - and the winger carries up the left. It's played inside for McArthur, who puts in a poor shot instead of passing to Benteke in teh clear.

  • Mesut Özil
    Yellow cardMesut ÖzilArsenalOzil gets himself booked for clambering all over Zaha on the left wing. At least he's trying.
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63' 

Ozil gets himself booked for clambering all over Zaha on the left wing. At least he's trying.

  • Wilfried Zaha
    GoalWilfried ZahaCrystal PalaceGOA! Arsenal 1-2 Palace. Zaha scores - Arsenal just *will not learn*. A long ball forward, Benteke flicks it on, and with Mustafi jogging towards the ball, Zaha simply runs around him and shoots through a poor effort from Leno.
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61' 

GOA! Arsenal 1-2 Palace. Zaha scores - Arsenal just *will not learn*. A long ball forward, Benteke flicks it on, and with Mustafi jogging towards the ball, Zaha simply runs around him and shoots through a poor effort from Leno.

61' 

Lacazette wriggles his legs Michael Thomas style after catching Milivojevic's ankles, and then gets clattered by Benteke...

58'

A cross from Maitland-Niles is headed out, and Kolasinac fizzes in a well-timed half volley that Guaita is just about able to claim.

57' 

Kolasinac remembers he hasn't fouled Zaha in 20 seconds and so shoves him over on the right wing. Free kick for Palace, so Milivojevic takes, headed into the air by Kelly, but Arsena get it away.

55' 

The game has gone a touch scrappy in midfield now.

53' 

People are going over the top on the internet again.

52' 

Yet more Arsenal possession. Iwobi scotts forward, lays it off to Maitlad-Niles, and it's a throw on the right.

51' 

A corner on the right for Arsenal as they increase the pressure. Palace scramble it away for now, but the home side have it back with their defence.

49' 

Zaha is tackled Mustafi after evading trips and touches from Kolasinac on the wing before he reached the box.

  • Alex Iwobi
    OffKonstantinos MavropanosArsenalHere's that Iwobi sub.
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  • Alex Iwobi
    OnAlex IwobiArsenal
47' 

Here's that Iwobi sub.

  • Mesut Özil
    GoalMesut ÖzilArsenalGOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace. Ozil scores - Free kick for Arsenal, 40 yards out, slightly to the left. Ozil's cross is cleared, and Arsenal play from right to left. Iwobi, the new man on the wing finds Lacazette, whose reverse through-ball finds Ozil into the box, and he dinks a brilliant finish from close range over the stooping Guaita.
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47' 

GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace. Ozil scores - Free kick for Arsenal, 40 yards out, slightly to the left. Ozil's cross is cleared, and Arsenal play from right to left. Iwobi, the new man on the wing finds Lacazette, whose reverse through-ball finds Ozil into the box, and he dinks a brilliant finish from close range over the stooping Guaita.

  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    OffCarl JenkinsonArsenalAnd we are joined by Maitland-Niles.
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    OnAinsley Maitland-NilesArsenal
46' 

And we are joined by Maitland-Niles.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We go again.

HT 
HT 
  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

Benteke leans right back to meet Zaha's cross, and he blasts it miles wide, an awful waste. That's it for half time, see you in 15 minutes.

45' 

A minute of added time is indicated.

44' 

Aubameyang is fouled as he clears the cross, holding his ankle.

43'

Zaha's cross on the right bounces off Leno. The ball is worked back to Kouyate on the right, and he slams in his first shot. It bounces off Leno's hands, spinning back to Kouyate, and he can't quite squeeze in the rebound.

42' 

Lacazette is teed up by Ozil, and he skies a shot that he was attempting to put in the top corner. Here's the goal from earlier.

41' 

Kelly turns the ball behind from another Kolasinac cross. Ozill sends in the cross, and it's headed out by Dann.

40' 

Ozil bounces the ball off a couple of players as he looks to get into the box but the move falls apart and Arsenal have to try again.

38'

Kolasinac fizzes in a cross from the left, and Wan-Bissaka's hands - raised to protect his face but nonetheless raised - stop the ball going into the danger area. Palace got away with one there. It could easily have been a penalty.

35' 

Kolasinac shoves Kouyate to the ground as the Palace man tries to shield the ball out of play.

33' 

Elneny picks out Kolasinac down the left, and as he is about to deliver a cross, the linesman raises his flag.

29' 

Palace are sitting right back, but Arsenal are playing the ball too slowly to really trouble Palace so far.

27'

Kolasinac stands up a cross for Aubameyang to attack at the back post, but it's headed behind by Ward at the last minute. Ozil's corner is met by Mustafi, flicked on by Mavropanos, and he heads a yard or two over.

25' 

Guendouzi nudges Zaha in the box, and play carries on pretty calmly. That might have been a penalty.

24' 

A low free kick is flicked on along the ground at the near post, and is easily cleared. Arsenal have it back, though.

23' 

Kolasinac's muscles win a corner on the left wing.

22' 

The fans are full of optimism.

21' 

Arsenal are keeping the ball calmly in defence, which the fans aren't in love with.

  • Christian Benteke
    GoalChristian BentekeCrystal PalaceGOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Crystal Palace. Benteke scores - The Palace striker gets his first goal since 2018, and his first in 19 games. From a free kick on the right, Milivojevic's cross is met by Benteke at the near post - Arsenal simply did not bother marking him. In retrospect, a mistake.
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17' 

GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Crystal Palace. Benteke scores - The Palace striker gets his first goal since 2018, and his first in 19 games. From a free kick on the right, Milivojevic's cross is met by Benteke at the near post - Arsenal simply did not bother marking him. In retrospect, a mistake.

  • Konstantinos Mavropanos
    Yellow cardKonstantinos MavropanosArsenalMavropanos pulls back Benteke on the right, and that gets him a booking.
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16' 

Mavropanos pulls back Benteke on the right, and that gets him a booking.

15' 

A scrappy passage of play ends when Guendouzi and Zaha clash - he is finding the constant fouling he receives a bit tedious now, as Guendouzi's carry-on is a bit tedious.

13' 

Ward's cross from the left drifts out of play.

12' 

Mustsafi clambers against Kelly at the back post, as he scoops the ball away from a knockdown.

11' 

Here's some social media activity.

10' 

Here's some social media activity.

10' 

Here's some social media activity.

9' 

Not much going on here, as a fictional news reporter miight say.

8' 

The free kick is easily cleared, and the ball is sent out of play by Milivojevic at his second attempt.

7' 

Mavropanos concedes a free kick 50 yards from goal, giving Palace a chance to send in a set piece.

6' 

Zaha skips through the middle, is tripped by Guendouzi, but ref plays on.

5' 

Milivojevic floats in a tempting cross from the left, but it drifts out of play.

3' 

Kolasinac both have early forays down the wing, but Palace withstand the attacks.

  • 1st Half
1' 

The match gets underway.

15:55 

Here come the players.

15:50 

Palace are staying up, the only question they are concerned about now is if they lose one or both of Zaha and Wan-Bissaka.

15:45 

You can send me your comments at @lxndrnthrtn.

15:35 

Arsenal need a win to take them into third place, and away from Chelsea. With Manchester United imploding at Everton, that should seem them safe for the Champions League next season.

15:30 

Wayne Hennessey is on the bench for Palace.

15:25 

Here is Palace's side for today.

15:20 

Here is the Arsenal side.

15:15 

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