Premier League: Arsenal edge past Everton 1-0, Chelsea held to goalless draw by Bournemouth


Arsenal secured all three points against Everton thanks to a goal from Leandro Trossard, while Chelsea were held to a goalless draw on Sunday.

On a thrilling Sunday at Goodison Park, Arsenal broke their six-year winless streak against Everton in the Premier League. The solitary goal that made the difference came from Leandro Trossard in the second half of the match.

Everton, who are yet to taste victory this season, put up a resilient defense, successfully thwarting an early goal attempt by Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli, which was disallowed due to an offside call confirmed by VAR.

However, Arsenal’s persistent efforts paid off in the 69th minute when Trossard skillfully maneuvered the ball into the net, bouncing it off the post. This decisive moment not only rewarded Arsenal’s dominance throughout the game but also marked a turning point in their performance at Goodison Park.

With this victory, Arsenal now stands shoulder to shoulder with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, each team boasting 13 points from five games. They trail just two points behind the league leaders, Manchester City, who have maintained a flawless record so far.

On the other hand, Everton’s struggles continue as they languish near the bottom of the table, having secured only one point. This defeat marks their third consecutive 1-0 loss at home, further deepening their woes.

Chelsea’s much-touted offensive line once again failed to deliver, resulting in a second consecutive Premier League match without a goal. The Blues were held to a barren draw by a resilient Bournemouth side, despite dominating the game.

In their previous league encounter, Chelsea had suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest. However, they seemed determined to bounce back, controlling the ball for most of the first half. Nicolas Jackson, the Senegalese forward, came close to scoring in the 14th minute, his shot ricocheting off the post.

Conor Gallagher also squandered a golden opportunity just past the half-hour mark, adding to Chelsea’s frustrations. The second half saw Chelsea momentarily celebrate a goal when Raheem Sterling’s free kick hit the post and crossbar, and Levi Colwill netted the rebound.

However, their joy was short-lived as the goal was disallowed due to an offside position. Bournemouth, on the other hand, managed to create a few noteworthy chances. Their goalkeeper, Neto, was particularly impressive, pulling off a spectacular one-handed save to deny Chelsea’s substitute, Cole Palmer. His efforts ensured that Bournemouth held on for a draw, which elevated them to 15th position in the league with three points, just two points and one place behind Chelsea.

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Sep 17, 2023


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