Everton ease pressure on Benitez with comeback win over Arsenal

Summary

  • Martin Odegaard put Arsenal in the lead just before halftime
  • Richarlison had two goals ruled out for offside before netting the equaliser
  • Demarai Gray scored the winner for Everton deep into the stoppage time

Everton rallied back from a goal down to defeat Arsenal 2-1 following Demarai’s stoppage-time winner. Richarlison had the ball in the net twice, but VAR found the Brazilian offside in both cases.

Everton created the better chances of the half, but Arsenal registered their name on the scoresheet first.

Following Richarlison’s first disallowed goal, Arsenal galloped forward, and Martin Odergaard applied the finish to send Arsenal ahead just before halftime.

Everton were back again in the second half probing Arsenal, but VAR ruled out Richarlison’s strike yet again.

However, the Brazilian wasn’t to be denied on his third time of asking, heading the  ball into the net after Gray’s effort struck the post 

And just when both sides were heading for a stalemate, Gray took the initiative and fired Everton into the lead.

The result gives manager Rafa Benitez some breathing space after the 4-1 demolition by rivals Liverpool.

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