home team
Coleman (19') Naismith (45')
Ramsey (83') Giroud (90')
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Coleman (19') Naismith (45')
Ramsey (83') Giroud (90')
Saturday 23 August 2014, 17:30
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  • Everton
  • Osman replaces Pienaar 10'
  • Coleman 19'
  • Baines 29'
  • Naismith 45'
  • McGeady replaces Lukaku 76'
  • Atsu replaces Mirallas 85'
  • Arsenal
  • Mertesacker 43'
  • Giroud replaces Sánchez 45'
  • Wilshere 54'
  • Chambers 57'
  • Santi Cazorla replaces Wilshere 74'
    Campbell replaces Oxlade-Chamberlain 74'
  • Flamini 77'
  • Ramsey 83'
  • Giroud 90'
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Starting XI - Everton: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Mirallas, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Naismith, Lukaku Arsenal: Szczesny, Mertesacker, Chambers, Debuchy, Monreal, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Flamini, Özil, Ramsey, Sánchez

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    Second Half ends, Everton 2, Arsenal 2.

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    Joel Campbell (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Leighton Baines (Everton).

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    Goal! Everton 2, Arsenal 2. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nacho Monreal with a cross.

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    Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

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    Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal).

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    Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Aiden McGeady (Everton).

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Everton Arsenal
Howard 24 1 Szczesny
Yellow CardBaines 3 2 Debuchy
Jagielka 6 4 MertesackerYellow Card
Lukaku (McGeady 76'') 10 10 WilshereYellow Card (Santi Cazorla 74'')
Mirallas (Atsu 85'') 11 11 Özil
Naismith 14 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain (Campbell 74'')
Distin 15 16 Ramsey
McCarthy 16 17 Sánchez ( Giroud 45'')
Barry 18 18 Monreal
Pienaar (Osman 10'') 22 20 FlaminiYellow Card
Coleman 23 21 ChambersYellow Card
Robles 1 6 Koscielny
McGeady 7 7 Rosicky
Besic 17 12 Giroud
Atsu 19 19 Santi Cazorla
Osman 21 26 Martínez
Stones 26 28 Campbell
Alcaraz 30 39 Bellerín

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Two late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud robbed Everton of their first three points of the season as Arsenal came from 2-0 down to snatch a point.

First half strikes from Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith had given the Blues a healthy half time lead.

First Coleman nodded past Wojciech Szczesny then, right on half time, Naismith fired low past the Polish keeper to double the lead.

Both sides had further chances and when Ramsey pulled a goal back late on you could feel the nerves around the capacity crowd as the home team flagged in the latter stages.

And substitute Giroud popped up to snatch a draw as he headed past Tim Howard in the final minute of the 90, much to the despair of the Everton players and fans alike.

Martinez had made two changes to the side that had drawn 2-2 with Leicester at the King Power stadium on the opening day, introducing Coleman and Kevin Mirallas to his starting line-up.

The Spaniard was then forced into another reshuffle as Steven Pienaar was forced off following a crunching tackle, Leon Osman stepping in to replace him with less than 10 minutes on the clock.

It was Arsenal who then came within a whisker of opening the scoring. Coleman did well to beat Nacho Monreal to a Mesut Ozil pass but in an attempt to clear his lines he passed straight to Oxlade-Chamberlain 20 yards out. The England man took it on first time, firing a well-struck effort that fizzed wide.

But the Irishman would make up for that misjudgement and then some. When McCarthy was fouled, a quick free-kick was worked to Gareth Barry and his delightful cross to the back post was perfect for Coleman to nod his first goal in front of the Park End.

It was almost two just seconds later as Steven Naismith nodded on a long ball for Mirallas - but the Belgian’s effort trickled agonisingly wide as he poked his shot beyond the advancing keeper.

The visitors went in search of an equaliser but Oxlade-Chamberlain dragged an effort wide.

Mirallas then thundered a free-kick goalwards, prompting muffled cries of celebration as the netting rippled - only for the ball to bounce harmlessly behind for a goal-kick having struck the outside, rather than the inside, of the net.

McCarthy was, typically, doing a brilliant job of rampaging around in midfield, snuffing out any shred of an Arsenal attack.

That provided the perfect platform from which Everton could launch assaults on the counter. And that is precisely how the Blues went two up right on half time.

Possession was won back on the right flank by Phil Jagileka who fed Lukaku ahead of him. The big striker rolled past Mertesacker, skipped down the right and played in Naismith, who deftly rolled the ball under Szczesny.

That first 45 minutes was every bit the 'School of Science'. And so it was fitting that the guests who walked out onto the Goodison turf during the interval were known as the Holy Trinity. Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and the grandchildren of the late, great Alan Ball received a rapturous welcome on an evening when the Blues on the field did their utmost to emulate their glorious footballing swagger.

In the background, Olivier Giroud was warming up with some intensity and it was the Frenchman who was introduced for the second period, replacing Sanchez.

He fired an early volley over the top of the Everton bar in the half’s opening minutes.

However, it wasn’t for another 20 minutes that Arsenal enjoyed another sniff at goal, and even then Giroud sent his 20-yard drive inches wide of the target.

But the French international was closer with his next chance. Ozil’s pass could have been cut out but found Giroud’s feet, he turned but was denied by a sprawling Howard.

The Blues’ forward play meanwhile wasn’t quite at its previous incisive best but on came McGeady to inject some wizardry into the attacking ranks, Lukaku making way.

The Irishman’s first contribution was cutting back a cross for Naismith to blast over from the edge of the box, then his pass so nearly freed Coleman round the back of Mertesacker.

Just as it looked like the game was beginning to wind down, Ramsey stabbed home from close range to jangle the nerves of Everton and breathe new life into the visitors.

And that proved just the tonic of the Gunners. A cross from the left was headed past Howard by Giroud to even the scores.

It was a result that was harsh on the hosts, especially after Leicester had done similar last week. But the display was a promising one and that could be taken into Chelsea next week.

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Pos Pld +/- Pts
1 Spurs 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea City 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 Aston Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 Sunderland 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke City 2 -1 1
16 Leicester City 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 Crystal Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0