Leandro Trossard secured victory for Arsenal away to Everton. It is the first time in six years that Arsenal have won at Goodison Park.
Thus, Martin Odegaard’s team is at the top of the English Premier League. Along with Liverpool and Tottenham, they are two points behind Erling Braut Haaland’s Manchester City, who lead the league.
Odegaard was very involved in the win. With three key passes, he emerged as the most creative player on the pitch:
-It feels wrong
The big event of the match happened in the first half.
Suddenly there was complete confusion in Everton’s defense, and the ball suddenly entered the home team’s net.
Gabriel Martinelli thought he had put Arsenal ahead but the goal was disallowed. The Brazilian was alone with the goalkeeper after Everton’s defense stopped. They thought Eddie Nketiah was offside when he got the ball, but the ball came from an Everton player.
The goal was eventually disallowed for offside after VAR. The reason is that Nketiah was offside when he was the last Arsenal player on the ball. Correctly according to the rule book, but many people reacted.
– Even I’m confused. “It’s not right for it to be cancelled,” says Gary Neville on Sky Sports.
In X, Jan Åge Fjørtoft showed his surprise at the decision.
– Didn’t it come from an Everton player? Obviously this is the rule, rules are rules, you have to accept them, wrote the Viaplay profile.
– When you look at it, it’s disappointing, but it doesn’t matter now, Mikel Arteta told Viaplay after the match.
To make the situation even more ridiculous, Martinelli had to go off due to injury after the celebration. It appears that he was injured while celebrating.
Arsenal struggled for a long time to face Everton. In the first half, they did not get big chances. Fjørtoft thinks they look uninspiring.
– Arsenal did not realize what happened. Manchester City won, and Liverpool won yesterday. They didn’t come in here like terriers and they looked very pale,” Fjørtoft said on Viaplay during the break.
After the break, Arsenal’s level rose. Leandro Trossard scored after sending Bukayo Saka.
Odegaard had good chances before and after scoring. But both attempts were saved by Jordan Pickford.
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