Everton v Arsenal, 22 October 2017

Score5-2 to Arsenal
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueGoodison Park
Attendance39,189
Kick-off: 1.30pm Arsenal became the first team to score a total of 100 goals against any opponent in the history of the Premier League. Aaron Ramsey had given Arsenal a 4-1 lead in the last minute of normal time at the end of the game before Oumar Niasse scored Everton's second goal in added time. Alexis Sánchez then added Arsenal's fifth goal.

Goals:

Wayne Rooney 12 G
Oumar Niasse 90 G

Goals:

Nacho Monreal 40 G
Mesut Özil 53 G
Alexandre Lacazette 74 G
Alexis Sánchez 90 G
Aaron Ramsey 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Michael Keane
Defender Ashley Williams
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Defender/Midfielder Jonjoe Kenny
Defender/Left back Leighton Baines
Midfielder Idrissa Gueye
Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson
Midfielder Nikola Vlašić
Midfielder/Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender/Centre back Per Mertesacker
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez

Substitutions:

Tom Davies for Ashley Williams 46
Ademola Lookman for Wayne Rooney 75
Oumar Niasse for Dominic Calvert-Lewin 75

Substitutions:

Jack Wilshere for Alexandre Lacazette 77
Francis Coquelin for Mesut Özil 82

Cards:

Ashley Williams 16 Y
Idrissa Gueye 34 Y
Idrissa Gueye 68 Y
Idrissa Gueye 68 R

Cards:

Laurent Koscielny 86 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Joel Robles
Defender Cuco Martina
Midfielder Tom Davies
Midfielder/Forward Davy Klaassen
Midfielder/Forward Kevin Mirallas
Forward Ademola Lookman
Forward Oumar Niasse

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Matt Macey
Defender Rob Holding
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Olivier Giroud

Comments:

League position: 18th Manager Ronald Koeman was sacked on the day after this game. This was the first time that Everton had conceded five goals in a game at Goodison Park since Chelsea's 6-3 win in the Premier League on 30 August 2014. The Toffees' total of eight points from nine games so far in 2017-18 was their lowest at this stage of a Premier League season since 2005-06. They had now completed a run of 17 games without a draw at Goodison Park in the top division for the first time since 1932. Everton manager Ronald Koeman said: "We have played nine Premier League games against the first five of the Premier League last season. We are not in a position in the table that is good for Everton, I understand, I have been in football a long time, don't tell me what can happen, I don't think it's too late. It is not a time to start to be crazy. I am responsible for this team, it's a big result even against a team like Arsenal, we will see what happens."

Comments:

League position: 5th On manager Arsène Wenger's 68th birthday and his 400th away game in the Premier League, this was Arsenal's first away win of the 2017-18 Premier League season. Nacho Monreal's goal was the 1,500th Gunners goal scored in the Premier League during Arsène Wenger's reign. They scored five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since their 5-1 at West Ham United on 3 December 2016. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: "We should have been 2-0 or 3-0 up, but we were 1-0 down. We didn't panic and maintained our focus. Once we equalised, it was all us for the rest of the game. I was concerned because recently we've been punished for every mistake we make away from home but I knew there was a long time to go. Our away performances this season have not been rewarded."