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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Palace 1 Arsenal 3

Palace1
Benteke62'
Arsenal3
Pépé35' 90'+5'
Gabriel Martinelli90'+1'
Wed 19 May 18:00(KO listed in users′ timezone)

Premier LeagueSelhurst Park

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1
MCIManchester City
38
27
5
6
83
32
+51
86
2
MUNManchester United
38
21
11
6
73
44
+29
74
3
LIVLiverpool
38
20
9
9
68
42
+26
69
4
CHEChelsea
38
19
10
9
58
36
+22
67
5
LEILeicester City
38
20
6
12
68
50
+18
66
6
WHUWest Ham United
38
19
8
11
62
47
+15
65
7
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
18
8
12
68
45
+23
62
8
ARSArsenal
38
18
7
13
55
39
+16
61
9
LEELeeds United
38
18
5
15
62
54
+8
59
10
EVEEverton
38
17
8
13
47
48
-1
59
11
AVLAston Villa
38
16
7
15
55
46
+9
55
12
NEWNewcastle United
38
12
9
17
46
62
-16
45
13
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
12
9
17
36
52
-16
45
14
CRYCrystal Palace
38
12
8
18
41
66
-25
44
15
SOUSouthampton
38
12
7
19
47
68
-21
43
16
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
14
15
40
46
-6
41
17
BURBurnley
38
10
9
19
33
55
-22
39
18
FULFulham
38
5
13
20
27
53
-26
28
19
WBAWest Bromwich Albion
38
5
11
22
35
76
-41
26
20
SHUSheffield United
38
7
2
29
20
63
-43
23

Match Summary

Summary:

  • Cahill heads just wide from an early McCarthy cross.
  • Benteke nods over from Townsend’s inviting ball in.
  • Schlupp’s half-volley is tipped away after Benteke’s clever skill.
  • Pepe gives Arsenal the lead after volleying home Tierney’s cross.
  • HT: Palace 0-1 Arsenal
  • Benteke draws Palace level with a superb diving header.
  • Palace go close through Benteke and Zaha as the pressure builds.
  • Martinelli scores Arsenal's second in stoppage time.
  • Pepe adds a third shortly after.
  • FT: Palace 1-3 Arsenal

There was no doubting the atmosphere the lucky few inside Selhurst Park would create, but 6,500 sounded more like 65,000 as Roy Hodgson emerged to a guard of honour and a standing ovation.

CRYARS Hodgson guard of honour.jpg

The visitors started quickly, searching for an early goal to dent the confidence of the raucous crowd willing Palace on. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang threatened to latch on to a dangerous cross before Vicente Guaita’s intervention, before Emile Smith Rowe’s ball across the face of goal failed to find a teammate in yellow.

But the hosts were more dangerous breaking forwards. It took just minutes for Wilfried Zaha to remind the Gunners of his explosive ability, advancing down the left and jinking one way and then the next before his effort was blocked.

Palace were a real aerial threat from set-pieces, with Gary Cahill nodding just wide from an inviting James McCarthy cross. Moments later, James Tomkins rose highest in the box, but saw his effort saved by a stretching Bernd Leno.

CRYARS Tomkins header.jpg

After some sublime trickery from Zaha won a free-kick just inside the Arsenal half, Townsend floated a delicious ball into the area, but Christian Benteke’s powerful header was too high.

It was then Benteke who turned provider, juggling the ball craftily on the edge of the area before laying it off to Jeffrey Schlupp; his shot on the half-volley was powerful and low, but Leno scrambled across in time to tip it behind.

But Palace’s spell of pressure was punctured as Arsenal opened the scoring. Combining cleverly on the left-hand side, Saka and Tierney created an opening for a cross, which was stabbed home on the volley by Nicolas Pepe. The hosts were unlucky to be behind, but it was a well-constructed team goal and Guaita was left with no chance.

Behind at the break but determined to find a result their positivity warranted, Palace came out firing after the restart. The Arsenal backline was under constant pressure on the ball, and Townsend was dangerous once again coming forwards, crossing for Benteke but the Belgian unable to guide it goalwards.

Combative in midfield whenever Arsenal tried to break forwards, Palace were roared on by a deafening Holmesdale End, who threatened to suck the ball into the net whenever they came forwards.

CRYARS Benteke GOAL.jpg

Soon, it had the desired effect, as Townsend’s sumptuous free-kick was nodded home by a stooping Benteke. Selhurst Park exploded, and Benteke wheeled away to celebrate with the supporters who had waited so long to experience such a moment again.

Now in the ascendancy, the red and blue shirts poured forwards. Benteke tested Leno again with a close range effort which the German was forced to rush out and smother, while a stunning piece of control from Zaha opened up the Arsenal defence, before his shot was blocked.

Despite the reduced crowd size, the full force of Selhurst Park was pushing Palace forwards, as chants of “Roy Hodgson, he’s one of our own” were belted into the dusky south London sky.

CRYARS Mitchell corner.jpg

But in the first minute of stoppage time, Arsenal delivered the suckerpunch that Palace's attacking endeavour in the second-half hardly deserved. Stooping to meet a low cross into the area, the ball bounced off the midriff of Gabriel Martinelli and looped over Guaita to nestle in the back of the net.

Minutes later, Pepe added a third from close range to give the scoreline a harsh look for the hosts, meaning it wasn't to be on a night where the result told only half the story, and it was Arsenal who emerged victorious.

Palace: Guaita (GK), Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell, Townsend, Kouyate, McCarthy (Riedewald, Schlupp, Benteke (Ayew, 79), Zaha.

Subs: Butland (GK), Van Aanholt, Mateta, Clyne, Batshuayi, Kelly, Rak-Sakyi.

Arsenal: Leno (GK), Tierney (Xhaka, 78), Gabriel, Saka (Ødegaard, 65), Aubameyang, Holding, Partey (Martinelli, 78), Pepe, Chambers, Elneny, Smith Rowe.

Subs: Ryan (GK), Ceballos, Lacazette, Willian, Cedric, Mari.

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Full-Time

Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 3.
90'+5'

Arsenal Goal

Arsenal
Goal!
Arsenal
Nicolas
Pépé(19)
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 3. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
90'+4'

free kick won

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'+2'

VAR

VAR Decision: Goal Arsenal - Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal (Gabriel Martinelli).
90'+1'

Arsenal Goal

Arsenal
Goal!
Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli(35)
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 2. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard with a cross.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
86'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.
85'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Nicolas Pépé.
83'

miss

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Calum Chambers with a cross.
83'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Tomkins with a headed pass.
82'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Gabriel Magalhães.
82'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
James McCarthy
James
McCarthy(22)
off
Jairo Riedewald
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
81'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Andros Townsend tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.
79'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke
Christian
Benteke(20)
off
Jordan Ayew
Jordan
Ayew(9)
on
78'

Substitution

Arsenal
Thomas
Partey(18)
off
Gabriel Martinelli(35)
on
78'

Substitution

Arsenal
Kieran
Tierney(3)
off
Granit
Xhaka(34)
on
75'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McCarthy.
74'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Andros Townsend tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.
73'

offside

Offside, Arsenal. Rob Holding tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.
70'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha with a cross.
69'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Gabriel Magalhães.
65'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
65'

Substitution

Arsenal
Bukayo
Saka(7)
off
Martin
Ødegaard(11)
on
63'

VAR

VAR Decision: Goal Crystal Palace - Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal (Christian Benteke).
62'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(20)
Christian Benteke
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 1. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a set piece situation.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
61'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
58'

free kick won

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55'

free kick won

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
52'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Joel Ward.
46'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 1.
45'+2'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
38'

VAR

VAR Decision: No card change Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).
37'

Yellow Card

Mohamed Elneny(25)
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
37'

Yellow Card

Benteke(20)
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.
37'

free kick won

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
35'

Arsenal Goal

Arsenal
Goal!
Arsenal
Nicolas
Pépé(19)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 1. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Tierney with a cross.
34'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp tries a through ball, but Andros Townsend is caught offside.
32'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Bernd Leno.
32'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Benteke with a headed pass.
31'

offside

Offside, Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tries a through ball, but Bukayo Saka is caught offside.
30'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a set piece situation.
30'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
28'

free kick won

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
28'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Joel Ward.
26'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
24'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by James Tomkins.
23'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Wilfried Zaha.
23'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.
22'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Rob Holding.
21'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
21'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
17'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
16'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bukayo Saka.
13'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
10'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Joel Ward.
10'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
7'

miss

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James McCarthy with a cross following a corner.
6'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Rob Holding.
6'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Cahill.
5'

VAR

VAR Decision: No card change Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace).
5'

Yellow Card

Schlupp(15)
Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
4'

free kick won

Calum Chambers (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Starting lineup

1
Bernd Leno
GK
6
Gabriel Magalhães
DF
3
Kieran Tierney
DF
substitution icon78'
16
Rob Holding
DF
21
Calum Chambers
DF
7
Bukayo Saka
MF
substitution icon65'
32
Emile Smith Rowe
MF
19
Nicolas Pépé
MF
35'
90'+5'
25
Mohamed Elneny
MF
37'
18
Thomas Partey
MF
substitution icon78'
14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
S

Substitutes

8
Dani Ceballos
9
Alexandre Lacazette
11
Martin Ødegaard
substitution icon65'
12
Willian
17
Cédric Soares
22
Pablo Marí
33
Mat Ryan
34
Granit Xhaka
substitution icon78'
35
Gabriel Martinelli
substitution icon78'
90'+1'
TOT
1-2
AVL
NEW
1-0
SHU
EVE
1-0
WOL
WBA
1-3
WHU
BUR
0-3
LIV
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Starting lineup

1
Bernd Leno
GK
6
Gabriel Magalhães
DF
3
Kieran Tierney
DF
substitution icon78'
16
Rob Holding
DF
21
Calum Chambers
DF
7
Bukayo Saka
MF
substitution icon65'
32
Emile Smith Rowe
MF
19
Nicolas Pépé
MF
35'
90'+5'
25
Mohamed Elneny
MF
37'
18
Thomas Partey
MF
substitution icon78'
14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
S

Substitutes

8
Dani Ceballos
9
Alexandre Lacazette
11
Martin Ødegaard
substitution icon65'
12
Willian
17
Cédric Soares
22
Pablo Marí
33
Mat Ryan
34
Granit Xhaka
substitution icon78'
35
Gabriel Martinelli
substitution icon78'
90'+1'
TOT
1-2
AVL
NEW
1-0
SHU
EVE
1-0
WOL
WBA
1-3
WHU
BUR
0-3
LIV
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1
MCIManchester City
38
27
5
6
83
32
+51
86
2
MUNManchester United
38
21
11
6
73
44
+29
74
3
LIVLiverpool
38
20
9
9
68
42
+26
69
4
CHEChelsea
38
19
10
9
58
36
+22
67
5
LEILeicester City
38
20
6
12
68
50
+18
66
6
WHUWest Ham United
38
19
8
11
62
47
+15
65
7
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
18
8
12
68
45
+23
62
8
ARSArsenal
38
18
7
13
55
39
+16
61
9
LEELeeds United
38
18
5
15
62
54
+8
59
10
EVEEverton
38
17
8
13
47
48
-1
59
11
AVLAston Villa
38
16
7
15
55
46
+9
55
12
NEWNewcastle United
38
12
9
17
46
62
-16
45
13
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
12
9
17
36
52
-16
45
14
CRYCrystal Palace
38
12
8
18
41
66
-25
44
15
SOUSouthampton
38
12
7
19
47
68
-21
43
16
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
14
15
40
46
-6
41
17
BURBurnley
38
10
9
19
33
55
-22
39
18
FULFulham
38
5
13
20
27
53
-26
28
19
WBAWest Bromwich Albion
38
5
11
22
35
76
-41
26
20
SHUSheffield United
38
7
2
29
20
63
-43
23

Match Summary

Summary:

  • Cahill heads just wide from an early McCarthy cross.
  • Benteke nods over from Townsend’s inviting ball in.
  • Schlupp’s half-volley is tipped away after Benteke’s clever skill.
  • Pepe gives Arsenal the lead after volleying home Tierney’s cross.
  • HT: Palace 0-1 Arsenal
  • Benteke draws Palace level with a superb diving header.
  • Palace go close through Benteke and Zaha as the pressure builds.
  • Martinelli scores Arsenal's second in stoppage time.
  • Pepe adds a third shortly after.
  • FT: Palace 1-3 Arsenal

There was no doubting the atmosphere the lucky few inside Selhurst Park would create, but 6,500 sounded more like 65,000 as Roy Hodgson emerged to a guard of honour and a standing ovation.

CRYARS Hodgson guard of honour.jpg

The visitors started quickly, searching for an early goal to dent the confidence of the raucous crowd willing Palace on. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang threatened to latch on to a dangerous cross before Vicente Guaita’s intervention, before Emile Smith Rowe’s ball across the face of goal failed to find a teammate in yellow.

But the hosts were more dangerous breaking forwards. It took just minutes for Wilfried Zaha to remind the Gunners of his explosive ability, advancing down the left and jinking one way and then the next before his effort was blocked.

Palace were a real aerial threat from set-pieces, with Gary Cahill nodding just wide from an inviting James McCarthy cross. Moments later, James Tomkins rose highest in the box, but saw his effort saved by a stretching Bernd Leno.

CRYARS Tomkins header.jpg

After some sublime trickery from Zaha won a free-kick just inside the Arsenal half, Townsend floated a delicious ball into the area, but Christian Benteke’s powerful header was too high.

It was then Benteke who turned provider, juggling the ball craftily on the edge of the area before laying it off to Jeffrey Schlupp; his shot on the half-volley was powerful and low, but Leno scrambled across in time to tip it behind.

But Palace’s spell of pressure was punctured as Arsenal opened the scoring. Combining cleverly on the left-hand side, Saka and Tierney created an opening for a cross, which was stabbed home on the volley by Nicolas Pepe. The hosts were unlucky to be behind, but it was a well-constructed team goal and Guaita was left with no chance.

Behind at the break but determined to find a result their positivity warranted, Palace came out firing after the restart. The Arsenal backline was under constant pressure on the ball, and Townsend was dangerous once again coming forwards, crossing for Benteke but the Belgian unable to guide it goalwards.

Combative in midfield whenever Arsenal tried to break forwards, Palace were roared on by a deafening Holmesdale End, who threatened to suck the ball into the net whenever they came forwards.

CRYARS Benteke GOAL.jpg

Soon, it had the desired effect, as Townsend’s sumptuous free-kick was nodded home by a stooping Benteke. Selhurst Park exploded, and Benteke wheeled away to celebrate with the supporters who had waited so long to experience such a moment again.

Now in the ascendancy, the red and blue shirts poured forwards. Benteke tested Leno again with a close range effort which the German was forced to rush out and smother, while a stunning piece of control from Zaha opened up the Arsenal defence, before his shot was blocked.

Despite the reduced crowd size, the full force of Selhurst Park was pushing Palace forwards, as chants of “Roy Hodgson, he’s one of our own” were belted into the dusky south London sky.

CRYARS Mitchell corner.jpg

But in the first minute of stoppage time, Arsenal delivered the suckerpunch that Palace's attacking endeavour in the second-half hardly deserved. Stooping to meet a low cross into the area, the ball bounced off the midriff of Gabriel Martinelli and looped over Guaita to nestle in the back of the net.

Minutes later, Pepe added a third from close range to give the scoreline a harsh look for the hosts, meaning it wasn't to be on a night where the result told only half the story, and it was Arsenal who emerged victorious.

Palace: Guaita (GK), Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell, Townsend, Kouyate, McCarthy (Riedewald, Schlupp, Benteke (Ayew, 79), Zaha.

Subs: Butland (GK), Van Aanholt, Mateta, Clyne, Batshuayi, Kelly, Rak-Sakyi.

Arsenal: Leno (GK), Tierney (Xhaka, 78), Gabriel, Saka (Ødegaard, 65), Aubameyang, Holding, Partey (Martinelli, 78), Pepe, Chambers, Elneny, Smith Rowe.

Subs: Ryan (GK), Ceballos, Lacazette, Willian, Cedric, Mari.

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Full-Time

Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 3.
90'+5'

Arsenal Goal

Arsenal
Goal!
Arsenal
Nicolas
Pépé(19)
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 3. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
90'+4'

free kick won

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'+2'

VAR

VAR Decision: Goal Arsenal - Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal (Gabriel Martinelli).
90'+1'

Arsenal Goal

Arsenal
Goal!
Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli(35)
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 2. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Ødegaard with a cross.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
86'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.
85'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Nicolas Pépé.
83'

miss

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Calum Chambers with a cross.
83'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Tomkins with a headed pass.
82'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Gabriel Magalhães.
82'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
James McCarthy
James
McCarthy(22)
off
Jairo Riedewald
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
81'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Andros Townsend tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.
79'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke
Christian
Benteke(20)
off
Jordan Ayew
Jordan
Ayew(9)
on
78'

Substitution

Arsenal
Thomas
Partey(18)
off
Gabriel Martinelli(35)
on
78'

Substitution

Arsenal
Kieran
Tierney(3)
off
Granit
Xhaka(34)
on
75'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McCarthy.
74'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Andros Townsend tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.
73'

offside

Offside, Arsenal. Rob Holding tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.
70'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha with a cross.
69'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Gabriel Magalhães.
65'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
65'

Substitution

Arsenal
Bukayo
Saka(7)
off
Martin
Ødegaard(11)
on
63'

VAR

VAR Decision: Goal Crystal Palace - Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal (Christian Benteke).
62'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(20)
Christian Benteke
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Arsenal 1. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a set piece situation.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
61'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
58'

free kick won

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55'

free kick won

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
52'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Joel Ward.
46'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 1.
45'+2'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
38'

VAR

VAR Decision: No card change Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).
37'

Yellow Card

Mohamed Elneny(25)
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
37'

Yellow Card

Benteke(20)
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card.
37'

free kick won

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
35'

Arsenal Goal

Arsenal
Goal!
Arsenal
Nicolas
Pépé(19)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 1. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Tierney with a cross.
34'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp tries a through ball, but Andros Townsend is caught offside.
32'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Bernd Leno.
32'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Benteke with a headed pass.
31'

offside

Offside, Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tries a through ball, but Bukayo Saka is caught offside.
30'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a set piece situation.
30'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
28'

free kick won

Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
28'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Joel Ward.
26'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
24'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by James Tomkins.
23'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Wilfried Zaha.
23'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.
22'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Rob Holding.
21'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
21'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
17'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
16'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bukayo Saka.
13'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
10'

corner

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Joel Ward.
10'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
7'

miss

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James McCarthy with a cross following a corner.
6'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Rob Holding.
6'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Cahill.
5'

VAR

VAR Decision: No card change Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace).
5'

Yellow Card

Schlupp(15)
Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
4'

free kick won

Calum Chambers (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.