Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace: Alexandre Lacazette rescues Gunners with late objective

Alexandre Lacazette’s objective was his first within the Premier League this season

Alexandre Lacazette scored deep into harm time to rescue a degree for Arsenal as membership legend Patrick Vieira was denied a successful return with Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have been set for 3 factors till they did not clear a nook and Lacazette pounced after Ben White’s effort was saved.

The Gunners began brightly and led deservedly by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Vicente Guaita’s diving save to disclaim Nicolas Pepe.

However Palace improved – because the Gunners light – and Christian Benteke continued his good file in video games towards the Gunners with the equaliser.

Thomas Partey was caught in possession by Jordan Ayew and Benteke drilled a shot into the underside nook.

Palace once more stole the ball off Arsenal to go forward, as this time Conor Gallagher dispossessed Albert Sambi Lokonga in his personal half, and the guests broke rapidly, with Odsonne Edouard hammering in a shot through the underside of the bar.

Kieran Tierney virtually equalised for Arsenal late on however blasted towards the bar along with his shot.

And it appeared as in the event that they have been going to fall brief earlier than substitute Lacazette steered dwelling a free ball from shut vary.

Arsenal have been understandably aggrieved when James McArthur was solely booked late within the first half for a wild kick at Bukayo Saka, who went off injured at half-time.

Arsenal transfer as much as twelfth with a sixth sport unbeaten, whereas Palace stay 14th after a 3rd attract a row.

Vieira so near well-known return

Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira confronted Arsenal as a participant with Juventus and Manchester Metropolis – however this was his first sport towards the Gunners as a supervisor

Vieira, a three-time Premier League title winner with Arsenal – and a part of the ‘Invincibles’ who went by the 2003-04 top-flight marketing campaign unbeaten – returned to face his outdated group for the primary time as a supervisor.

For lengthy durations, dwelling followers could have been questioning if they’ve the best former Gunners captain in cost in Mikel Arteta. They nonetheless would possibly marvel.

Palace have solely misplaced as soon as in six video games now and despite the fact that they misplaced two factors late on, they didn’t miss Wilfried Zaha, who was out by sickness.

Lacazette’s late equaliser may very well be an enormous enhance for Arsenal’s confidence, although, because it stretched their unbeaten run to 6 video games in a match they began so effectively.

Aubameyang volleyed in a beautiful opener from a good angle however they have been then architects of their very own downfall.

Each Palace targets got here from Arsenal midfielders shedding the ball, first Partey after which Sambi Lokonga – the half-time substitute for the injured Saka.

However that’s to take nothing away from Palace, who pressured these errors and deserved their lead.

Vieira could rue his resolution to switch goalscorer Edouard with defender James Tomkins eight minutes from time.

They have been holding on on the finish and the hosts confirmed good character to discover a means by. They could have thought Tierney’s shot off the bar was their final probability however they saved the stress on and Lacazette broke Palace hearts.

He did so along with his first league objective since 11 April.

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  1. Squad quantity9Participant titleLacazette
  2. Squad quantity23Participant titleSambi Lokonga
  3. Squad quantity35Participant titleGabriel Martinelli

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad quantity13Participant titleGuaita

  2. Squad quantity2Participant titleWard

  3. Squad quantity16Participant titleAndersen

  4. Squad quantity6Participant titleGuéhi

  5. Squad quantity3Participant titleMitchell

  6. Squad quantity4Participant titleMilivojevic

  7. Squad quantity18Participant titleMcArthur

  8. Squad quantity9Participant titleJ Ayew

  9. Squad quantity23Participant titleGallagher

  10. Squad quantity22Participant titleÉdouard

  11. Squad quantity20Participant titleBenteke

  1. Squad quantity5Participant titleTomkins

  2. Squad quantity7Participant titleOlise

  3. Squad quantity8Participant titleKouyaté



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Ramsdale
  • 18Tomiyasu
  • 4White
  • 6Gabriel
  • 3Tierney
  • 5ParteySubstituted forMartinelliat 81′minutes
  • 8ØdegaardSubstituted forLacazetteat 67′minutes
  • 19Pépé
  • 10Smith Rowe
  • 7SakaBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSambi Lokongaat 45′minutes
  • 14Aubameyang


  • 1Leno
  • 9Lacazette
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 16Holding
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 20Varela Tavares
  • 23Sambi Lokonga
  • 25Elneny
  • 35Martinelli

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Guaita
  • 2Ward
  • 16Andersen
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3Mitchell
  • 4MilivojevicSubstituted forKouyatéat 67′minutes
  • 18McArthurBooked at 42mins
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forOliseat 71′minutes
  • 23Gallagher
  • 22ÉdouardSubstituted forTomkinsat 82′minutes
  • 20Benteke


  • 1Butland
  • 5Tomkins
  • 7Olise
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 12Hughes
  • 14Mateta
  • 15Schlupp
  • 17Clyne
  • 34Kelly

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