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Live match report Crystal Palace – Arsenal : 2-2

By Walter Broeckx

Arsenal still without a regular left back so Xhaka continues in that position. Smith Rowe made it to the bench for this match.

Arsenal : Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
On the beach:  Cech, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck.

Arsenal having most of the ball but not really creating much in the opening minutes with Palace mostly sitting deep and waiting for a counter chance. Ayew gets a yellow card for a tackle from behind on Lacazette when Arsenal trying to break away at speed. A first real Arsenal shot from Iwobi but well over. At the other end a long cross ends up in front of the feet of Zaha but it shaves the outside of the post. And seconds later Townsend misses from short distance. Still 0-0 after 15 minutes.

My stream going down more than once now so sorry if I miss something. I didn’t miss Ayew kicking Torreira but so didn’t Atkinson. Iwobi and Lacazette win the ball high up the field but Lacazette couldn’t wrap his foot around the ball well enough and the shot went wide. Özil sets up Bellerin for a shot but two defenders stop the shot from going in. Aresnal almost on the counter after a Palace corner but the last defender cuts out the ball. Xhaka not happy with a swing of the arm from Kouyaeté but it all stays calm in the end. Atkinson then invents a foul against Torreira while it was Torreira who was fouled…. Still  0-0  after 30 minutes.

Lots of lost balls in the final third from both teams. Arsenal having most of the ball but can’t get through the Palace defensive wall for the moment. Townsed trying to win a penalty for Palace but he swung his leg behind to make contact with Mustafi himself. Mustafi didn’t stuck out a leg himself so could make no foul. We still miss a real left back when we go forward as the overlapping runs from Monreal are dearly missed. Holding having his shirt teared to pieces but the refs see no foul. From the resulting corner Mustafi dives in to clear the ball but only gets the foot of a Palace player and the ref gives a penalty. Milivojevic scores the penalty. If only the refs had seen the previous shirt pulling on Holding so the corner from which the penalty came wouldn’t have resulted. 1-0 after 45 minutes. We have to do better in the second half.

Lichtsteiner came on for Bellerin at the start of the second half.  Torreira wins a free kick at the edge of the penalty area. Xhaka behind the ball and he curls it in the top corner despite Hennesy having fingers to it. GOAL! 1-1 after 51 minutes. What a cracking shot from Xhaka.

Xhaka with a free kick that is headed on by a defender and looked to go wide but Aubameyang at the far post who put it over the line from a tight angle. GOAL!! 1-2 to The Arsenal after 56 minutes.

To be honest there might have been a hand from Lacazette on the ball but Lacazette was having his shirt pulled firmly to prevent him from jumping up for the ball before he handled the ball so the first foul should have resulted in a penalty for Arsenal. So one could say justice was done as it resulted in advantage for the player and that team  that was fouled first.

A shot from Meyer hits the outside of the goalpost but Arsenal can clear the ball. But Palace now really putting under pressure as Meyer shoots over from short distance. Scoring a third goal could make things a bit easier I think. After 68 minutes Özil goes off and makes way for Welbeck. Arsenal now making it a hard days work with not getting the ball out of their half with some decent passing. Finally a bit better from Arsenal and Iwobi has a shot that is deflected just wide. Still 1-2 after 75 minutes.

Atkinson stops a promising Arsenal attack for… well only he knows I think. Palace claiming a penalty when Holding clearly touches the ball with his hip. Aubameyang comes off after 78 minutes and Ramsey comes on.  Lichtsteiner gets a yellow card for a late tackle on Zaha as he caught him on the ankle. Atkinson then clearly didn’t see the difference between a goalkick and a throw in for Arsenal. Well to be honest I couldn’t see where the ball ended up but I am only watching it on a small screen. Zaha goes voer the leg of Xhaka and Atkinson points to the penalty spot. Milijovevic scores again. 2-2 after 83 minutes. Zaha played it clever as he was already going down before any contact was made and Atkinson well we know him.

Palace now in full time wasting mode since the equaliser. But we went with them in their game. We should have tried to play more football and not try to match them in the ones on ones.

Ramsey with a header after a cross from Xhaka but too soft to trouble the Palace keeper. My stream went down just when we entered injury time. So I have no clue what is happening…. But I get a signal it is all over at 2-2.

As I said with Atkinson we know what to expect and we got it again. We knew the only way Palace would be able to score was to score from the penalty spot. We should have been more careful and play more football over the ground. We now went with their kick and rush football too much once we got in front and paid for it.

Each winning run comes to an end one day. We knew it would come one day. And with the fatigue from the Thursday match in our legs and with the PL allowing that we had to play 3 matches in 6 days it was not a surprise that the legs went a bit with some players. Let us hope we get a real left back when we play next weekend.

 

55 comments to Live match report Crystal Palace – Arsenal : 2-2

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    44 mins Holding has his shirt ripped by Palace player but Atkinson gives a corner from which he awards the predicted penalty and Palace go in at half tome one nil ahead. Masterful work from Atkinson.

  • Menace

    Palace get a corner despite the obvious shirt pull on Holding (torn shirt evidence). Palace give a penalty following the corner and now lead 1 -0.

    WE have to cope with a very biased Atkinson, allowing Ayew the freedom to foul several times after being carded. These guys just do not get embarrassed with their cheating.

  • Finsbury

    Andrew,
    Anyone reading your pgMOB previews could’ve pocked a small fortune if they so desired on the easy predictability of such easy to observe and record chicanery from those officials that reside within the Circle of Trust, or as we say on pitches and sports fields up and down the land: cheating (tilting the pitch).

  • finsbury

    Could’ve made a fortune punting on calls from officals that reside within the pgMOB Circle of Trust and get AFC fixtures when they’re on a good run whilst following Andrew’s referee previews! 😉

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Bellerin off at half time Lichtsteiner on must be some form of injury.

  • ARSENAL 13

    Come on ARSENAL
    Come on ARSENAL
    Come on ARSENAL

  • ARSENAL 13

    Yyyyyyyeeeeeraaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

    Wohoooo

    Come on ARSENAL

  • Tony Justin (Eastern Nigeria)

    1:1 Game on. Come on Arsenal. Bent ref

  • ARSENAL 13

    Aubaaaaaaa

    Hahahaha

    Come on you Gunner’s

  • ARSENAL 13

    Oh dear!!!….

    Laca hand raised so high!!!!!!

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Let us hope Arsenal will find a way to come back in the game in the 2nd half to equalize and go ahead to win the match. The Gunners MUST up their game in the 2nd half to achieve desired 12 win on the run result in all competitions at CP

  • Gord

    That’s better from the Gunners! Thanks to Xhaka and PEA.

    COYG!

    CSS is switching back and forth mobile/desktop.

  • Vince

    Yes it was a handball from Lacazette therefore the goal shouldn’t counted. But for some reason, no mention at all of the blatant and continuous shirt pulling on Lacazette, the most obvious penalty you will ever see

  • ARSENAL 13

    The old tech gave us the goal.

    The new tech would’ve given us a penalty.

  • Gord

    The women have kicked off.

    In the other game, the fouls are even but Burnley have twice as many cards (4-2). Chelsea just kicked a Burnley player, who had to be subbed. No card.

    More goals please Gunners!

  • Gord

    Bah humbug. Atkinson 2 – 2 Arsenal.

    Come on Gunners, get some more goals!

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Was that a dive given a perfect score by the PGMO

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Will the Gunners kill off Crystal Palace from the game with a 3rd Arsenal goal? Surprisingly, Crystal Palace are giving Arsenal a game to play for their money

  • Finsbury

    Easy money

    Such easy predictions should not be possible if the officials were trustworthy.

  • Vince

    Atkinson + Zaha dives. Who could have seen this coming?

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    I can’t get the Facebook coverage of the women’s game.

  • Finsbury

    Love the manner in which the official didn’t even need to confer with his Lino who had the best view.

    Jus in case anyone was in any doubt of which way the pgMOB official in the middle was hedging his bets *coughs*

    As transparent as can be.

  • Gord

    Jordan Nobbs scores for the women at 13min. 0-1.

    COYWG!

  • ARSENAL 13

    First tie game of the season.

    Why isn’t Emery not starting Ramsey? If it’s something to do with contract….then it’s so unprofessional from ARSENAL.

  • we told u so!the pgmol will never fail

  • Menace

    The reason Ramsey is not started is beacuse he performs better when the opponents are spent. The reason we drew was because the PGMOL twats chose what & how to get a score against us.

    Lacazette handled the ball, wiped it clean and then pushed it over to Auba who banged it in. Now that is not a handball it is just good housekeeping that was perfect. I love the fact that the arseholes in the studio debate what should have cost us the game. Zaha is a cheating diver & got away with several fouls by diving to allow Atkinson to call a foul against Arsenal. The winning run has been stopped by 2 penalties that should never have been allowed to happen.

    How bad is Atkinson can be seen by the fact he didn’t follow the ball to the side line. If he cannot see the ball across half the pitch what the fu%k does he see?

    I hope Crystal Palace get relegated as a result of their cheating.

  • Menace

    Incidentally Laca was clean. His dna was not found on the ball when forensics checked.

  • Welldone gunners,let’s lookup to the next game

  • Welldone gunners,let’s lookup to the next game

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Better news in. Bristol where aor Women have put in a dominating first half and are two nil up at halftime. Jordan Nobbs and Miedema are our scorers. Doubtless more goals to come. If you want goals they are our team to watch at the moment.

    I’ve finally got a picture on the Facebook page of the WSL. I needed to download their App so should be able to watch the second half.

  • Mike

    Zaha had his knees together and had launched himself off the ground in a clear dive before any contact with Xhaka occurred.

    Pennies in the bank though, as soon as I saw Atkinson was the ref I put money on Palace being awarded a penalty…….if only I could have got odds on them being gifted a second too!

  • ARSENAL 13

    Now I wonder,

    Could the new tech (VAR) have given Zaha the penalty????….

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    66 minutes gone at Bristol. Nearly 3 but Bristol keeper adjudged to have prevented the ball from crossing the line. Emma Mitchell has had to be subbed off. Replaced by Jes Samuelsson. A second goalmouth scramble with the same result. All the meaningful pressure from Arsenal.

  • goonersince72

    Never the less, it’s an away point which in recent seasons might have been given away.

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    As a result of their been forced to a draw game by Crystal Palace today, Arsenal attempted 12 matches winning run in all competitions has not come to fruition. But why has it turnout this way for Arsenal which have us Gooners disappointed and in low spirit? Or it was Xhaka clumsy tackle that gave away the 2nd penalty to C Palace has cost Arsenal their winning run from continuing? Liverpool beat Cardiff 5-1 yesterday and Chelsea have beaten Burnley 0-3 today. And Spurs and Man City will play tomorrow. Arsenal are still 4th in the table at the close of business in the PL today. But if Spurs beat Man City tomorrow which is unlikely, they’ll overtake Arsenal in the table. But if the match ends in a draw which is preferable or a win for Man City in the match, it will still see Arsenal on 4th position in the table but with increased catch up work to do before they can catch Chelsea. Talk less of to catch Liverpool who are now with 5 points lead on them or Man City who are before tomorrow are having a 1 point lead on them in the table.

    Anyway, I am disappointed to see Arsenal have lost their winning run in all competitions to a draw game away to lowly placed C Palace just after only on 11 winning run. But I hope to see Arsenal start a much longer winning run in all competitions starting from their Blackpool game in the League Cup at the Ems on Wednesday night.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Min 88 and Miedema makes it three with a towering header inn off the far post. Two minutes plus injury time for her third league Hattrick but no it’s Van de Donk with the fourth.

  • Gord

    0-4 for the women in extra time I believe.

    COYWG!

    Over at Old Toilet, Jonathon Moss has scored one for ManU. I guess he wants to try and keep up with all the scoring Atkinson did against Arsenal.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    That’s it in Bristol. Four nil to Arsenal. Goals from Nobbs, Miedema (2) and Van de Donk. Miedema now with 11 league goals in 5 games on target for 40 goals this season if she keeps on at the current rate. We are now three points clear at the top of the table and still have a game in hand over Man City who are in second.

  • inconvenient fact

    we are the arsenal.
    are we not back to the latter wengerdays when we are always stopped at any point of us posing any serious tittle challenge?

  • Jerry

    Since the 2012/13 season, that is now 7 penalties Atkinson has given AGAINST Arsenal compared to 1 penalty FOR.

    The teams that have benefited:
    1) Crystal Palace (x 2 today)
    2) Sunderland x 2 (different matches)
    3) Leicester City
    4) Chelsea
    5) Manchester City

    The one PK in our favor was against QPR on Boxing Day 2014.

  • U know who

    We are waiting the longest for a penalty.

    I did say so; Zaha. I did say So, LB. I did say So, 1.5 teams and them travelling too much, I did say So the schedule moving to Monday for the last game against Leicester.

    He should have played Ramsey, and we should have gone four four two.

    How is neither Monreal or Sead Fit. I’d have even used Niles, half Niles, half Nacho.

    Mustarfi and Xhaka; again, irrespective of the officials or bad luck. That’s a draw we don’t need. We face similar opponents to our last two games in Liverpool.

    You bring on Ozil for either forward in Lacazette probably. I’d have probably put Xhaka in left midfield and Mikhi right with Lucas and Aaron.

    A draw that feels like a loss. Now let’s hope we don’t get down and get that hammering. At least we have a weeks recovery, provided he rotates efficiently for Blackpool.

    A loss there and well that will really prove the media were just circling waiting for the scent of blood.

    How many times we had Atkinson now and in which games?

  • Ita

    Seriously? We were the ones who scored a handball goal (continuing the tradition following handball goals from koscielny, Sanchez etc in previous seasons), yet it was we who were robbed???? Seriously?

  • GoingGoingGooner

    Honestly, I can’t really complain about the penalties given to Palace. What makes it difficult is when we are not treated equally…when we are not also given penalties.

  • U know who

    And contradictory to the release from last night we can confirm the cover up took a major step towards as Leicester owner among five dead in crash.

    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/11538782/leicester-chairman-vichai-srivaddhanaprabha-among-five-killed-in-helicopter-crash

    5000!1 reasons you need to go!

  • Gord

    OT: Idle thinking

    Is the reason Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha helicopter crashed, is because Leicester didn’t pay what they said they would pay for winning the EPL a couple of season’s ago? That 😈 Mike Riley is a terrorist?

  • Rosicky@Arsenal

    Gord

    As mentioned at UA there has been wrong doings during Leicester winning season.
    I hope the UA team will unearth any clues(if any) linking the conspiracy to the helicopter crash.

  • If you want to take a single issue out of a game and base all your analysis on that, then you can believe anything you want.

  • Menace

    @ita – you are obviously the smartest tool in the box. We scored a handball goal!! You need to visit specsavers with your friend Atkinson.

    Did Lacazette get credit for assist or for the goal? The answer is neither. Therefore he didn’t handle the ball & the goal was scored by Auba. There were more fouls against Arsenal than you can count up to that were ignored by the blind mouse from PGMOL. Zaha fouled to kingdom come & was allowed to foul more. As soon as he went down he was given the benefit as Atkinson must have been pre programmed to do.

    Arsenal lost to Atkinson & beat Palace resulting in a draw for the media.

  • Finsbury

    Was it Atkinson for the early Stoke Away fix last season?

    After Mike Dean put to bed any doubts any defenders could scrape and muster and exposed himself as a biased official at Stamford Bridge two/three years ago we can observe that Atkinson is Mike Riley’s chief hatchetman in the league.

    In case anyone was wondering why he gets so many matches.

    Conversely as an Arsenal fan we rarely see the relatively friendly Mr.friend. Or many of the others outside the Circle of Trust. Curious to see what kind of performance mr. friend puts in tonight, i don’t think he gets many of these big games but i could be wrong.

  • nick

    Menace you really are special..

  • Jammy

    You can’t argue about the first penalty, but you can certainly argue about the corner directly leading up to it. And when I say argue, what I mean is, there is no question that there was a foul on Holding just before the corner; he literally had a piece of his shirt missing! Shirts don’t just magically deteriorate, clearly someone was tugging at it pretty damn hard for it to tear. That is about as irrefutable evidence as you can possibly get. They didn’t even show a single replay of it! Yet when it came to Lacazette they were showing replay after replay, and even said to tell them on Twitter whether it was a handball or not.

    With that in mind, I really do think we need to replace Xhaka and Mustafi. No matter how much good they contribute (even with a goal from Xhaka) they so, so often cause an absolutely lethal mistake and it completely negates any good that they may have done. Mustafi in particular, you just can’t have a CB that goes to ground as often as he does; that tackle was an insane decision to make.

  • WalterBroeckx

    As I said in my match report: Lacazette was being pulled down by having his shirt clearly pulled. And that was before his hand touched the ball.
    As any (good) ref will know it is the first foul that should be punished. So the shirt pulling should have resulted in a penalty for Arsenal.
    It was strange that in the first half when Lacazette tried to made some room he was called back for that foul. But when he was clearly pulled down at the corner when Auba scored Atkinson was blind.

    And for all those who only look at the handball: learn the laws of the game. It should have been a penalty for Arsenal converted by Lacazette. Point final.

  • Gord

    There is one game left in Game Day 10, that being Spuds home to Man$ity. So, the almost stats are:

    ===Top-6===
    Caution (man-minutes)
    Liverpool 287
    Chel$ea 428
    Spuds *416
    Man$ity *468
    Arsenal 737
    ManU 807

    Treatments Needed
    ManU 6
    Chel$ea 5
    Man$ity 5*
    Spuds 8*
    Liverpool 11
    Arsenal 14

    Treatments Inflicted
    Chel$ea 8
    Liverpool 8
    Arsenal 10
    Man$ity 15*
    Spuds 16*
    ManU 17

    ===Rest of the Pack===
    Caution (man-minutes)
    Wolves 297
    Cardiff 396
    Newcastle 399
    Bournemouth 476
    Huddersfield 539

    Brighton 718
    Leicester 785
    Burnley 810
    Watford 811
    Everton 833
    Southampton 852
    Fulham 895

    Treatments Needed
    Watford 2
    CPalace 4

    State Aid 14
    Southampton 16
    Bournemouth 17
    Brighton 18
    Everton 20
    Cardiff 22

    Treatments Inflicted
    Wolves 3
    Burnley 5
    Huddersfield 7
    Leicester 7
    Brighton 8

    CPalace 15
    Everton 17
    Southampton 18

    ===Referees Overseeing Treatments===
    Simon Hooper 1
    Roger East 3
    David Coote 5
    Chris Kavanagh 9

    14 Lee Mason
    15 Lee Probert
    16 Anthony Taylor
    18 *Kevin Friend, Andre Marriner, Jonathon Moss, Martin Atkinson (20?), Michael Oliver, Mike Dean
    24 Craig Pawson

    Spuds, Man$sity and Kevin Friend all flagged with a *, indicating that game not yet played.

  • Gord

    Brighton v Wolves under Anthony Taylor. No treatments. Fouls are 9:8, cards are 3:0.
    Fulham v Bournemouth under Andre Marriner. 1 treatment to visiting Bournemouth, which resolved in 1 minute. Andre Marriner opened the scoring by giving Bournemouth a penalty on 14 minutes (first disciplinary action of the game). The fouls were 13:2 and the cards were 3:1 with the home side also getting a second yellow on 73 minutes.
    Liverpool! v Cardiff under Stuart Attwell. 1 treatment to Cardiff, which took 8 minutes to partially resolve, but player subbed after another 8 minutes. No card was issued due to this treatment. Fouls were 6:4, and no cards of any kind.
    Southampton v Newcastle under Chris Kavanagh. 2 treatments were needed, 2 to each side. Both teams had a treatment which was easily resolved, and a treatment which required substitution of the injured player. No cards issued over treatments. The fouls were 10:13, and only a single card to Newcastle was issued (in the 90th minute).
    Watford v Huddersfield under Mike Dean. No treatments. Fouls were 7:16, and cards were 1:2.
    Leicester v State Aid under Michael Oliver. Leicester required 1 treatment, which was resolved almost immediately. Fouls were 16:6 and yellow cards were 1:1. State Aid received a straight red in the 38th minute.
    Burnley v Chel$ea under Craig (I like players getting kicked) Pawson. 2 treatments to Burnley, 1 of which required the player to be substituted. Fouls were 14:10 and cards were 4:2.
    CPalace v Arsenal under Martin Atkinson. No treatments. Fouls were 10:13 and cards were 1:2. Both of CPalace’s goals were scored by Martin Atkinson.
    ManU v Everton under Jonathon Moss. ManU required 2 treatments, both being resolved quickly. Fouls were 14:11 and cards were 2:1, with Jonathon Moss giving 1 penalty to each side. Jonathon Moss was the only scorer for Everton.

    One game to go.

    One change to above Referee Treatment League, Chris Kavanagh is at 10, not 9.

  • Gord

    ===Top-6===
    Caution (man-minutes)
    Liverpool 287
    Chel$ea 428
    Spuds 461
    Man$ity 534
    Arsenal 737
    ManU 807

    Treatments Needed
    Chel$ea 5
    Man$ity 6
    ManU 6
    Spuds 8
    Liverpool 11
    Arsenal 14

    Treatments Inflicted
    Chel$ea 8
    Liverpool 8
    Arsenal 10
    Man$ity 15
    Spuds 17
    ManU 17

    ===Rest of the Pack===
    Caution (man-minutes)
    Wolves 297
    Cardiff 396
    Newcastle 399
    Bournemouth 476
    Huddersfield 539

    Brighton 718
    Leicester 785
    Burnley 810
    Watford 811
    Everton 833
    Southampton 852
    Fulham 895

    Treatments Needed
    Watford 2
    CPalace 4

    State Aid 14
    Southampton 16
    Bournemouth 17
    Brighton 18
    Everton 20
    Cardiff 22

    Treatments Inflicted
    Wolves 3
    Burnley 5
    Huddersfield 7
    Leicester 7
    Brighton 8

    CPalace 15
    Everton 17
    Southampton 18

    ===Referees Overseeing Treatments===
    Simon Hooper 1
    Roger East 3
    David Coote 5
    Chris Kavanagh 9

    14 Lee Mason
    15 Lee Probert
    16 Anthony Taylor
    18 Andre Marriner, Jonathon Moss, Martin Atkinson (20?), Michael Oliver, Mike Dean
    19 Kevin Friend
    24 Craig Pawson

    Spuds v Man$ity under Kevin Friend. Man$ity required 1 treatment, which was handled quickly. Fouls were 13:14 and cards were 2:2.

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