Arsenal missed the chance to go third in the Premier League as they lost 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park.
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Match: Everton v Arsenal
Stadium: Goodison Park
Kick-Off (UK Time): 14:05 07/04/2019
This was a key match for Arsenal in their hunt for Champions League qualification, knowing they’d go third with a win.
They started with intensity and Alexandre Lacazette very nearly grabbed a goal inside five minutes but the Gunners missed the chance and follow-up.
Everton made no such mistake when their chance came just a few minutes later as Phil Jagielka reacted quickest to score.
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Replays showed that the long throw which led to the goal was taken on the pitch and should have been penalised.
Arsenal needed to respond but struggled in a lifeless first-half display.
Unai Emery made some changes at the break but it was a case of more of the same. The Gunners started well but their influence waned as the match progressed.
In a frantic second half, the home side had free reign down Arsenal’s flanks to attack and probably should have added a couple of goals.
That didn’t happen but neither did a threat at the other end as Arsenal missed their chance to go third in what could be a costly afternoon.
Here are the match highlights (will open in a separate tab).