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Wednesday January 28, 2009 Day 23 Finished Goodison Park

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Everton

  • Cahill 61’

Arsenal

  • van Persie 90’

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  1. Van Persie snatches point

    Van Persie snatches point

    Robin van Persie volleyed a stunning stoppage-time equaliser as Arsenal salvaged a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Arsenal
    • 90+3' There's the final whistle, and Robin van Persie's moment of magic has saved Arsenal!
    • 90+2' GOAL!!!! Arsenal are level out of nothing!! Van Persie thrashes at a bouncing ball and volleys spectacularly past Howard from a tight angle! Brilliant goal!
    • 90+1' Three mintutes of stoppage time will be played and at the moment Everton look comfortable.
    • 89' Lescott glances a header goalwards from the edge of the box but Almunia is never going to be beaten from there.
    • 87' Off comes Cahill, and Victor Anichebe replaces him.
    • 86' A worrying moment for Everton as Cahill limps off with an injury.
    • 84' An Everton corner is aimed towards Fellaini, but Almunia gets enough of a glove on it to clear.
    • 81' Cahill!! Smacks a half-volley from 25 yards with power, but it is straight at Almunia and the Arsenal keeper deflects it for a corner.
    • 79' Djourou completely fails to do with a high ball and Cahill is nearly let through on goal, but the Arsenal defence tidy up after the Swiss and survive.
    • 77' Yikes! Tony Hibbert slides through Samir Nasri and Andre Marriner has no hesitation in showing a yellow card.
    • 73' Arsenal make a change and Nicklas Bendtner comes on for Song. Also Emmanuel Eboue replaces Bacary Sagna.
    • 70' Arteta upends Denilson and that is a slightly harsh bokking for the Spanish playmaker.
    • 68' Everton win a corner on the left, 40 yards from the Arsenal goal. Arteta drives it in but cannot beat the first man and Arsenal come away.
    • 65' Van Persie!! He meets a free-kick with a glancing header from the edge of the box but it is straight at the goalkeeper. I would venture that is the first save Howard has had to make.
    • 63' Well, now Arsenal have no option but to push forward. Cahill really is amazing. Everybody knows he's great in the air, and yet he still manages to win header after header.
    • 61' GOAL!!!! EVERTON LEAD!! And it's another Tim Cahill header!! Baines crosses from the left and Cahill leaps high above his marker Clichy to direct his header inside the left-hand post. What a talent.
    • 59' Good tracking back by Pienaar, who is in position to block an attempted Bacary Sagna cross. It's one of those games where you need to appreciate tracking back to keep yourself sane.
    • 57' A long spell of possession for Arsenal, although they don't appear to be in any particular hurry to do anything with it.
    • 54' CAHILL!!! Runs on to an Arteta through ball, shifts the ball away from a defender and smacks the ball into the side-netting from the right side of the box!
    • 51' Well, that has to go down as a chance! Arsenal come away on the break, Van Persie inexplicably ignores the marauding Clichy and plays it right to Denilson instead, and the Brazilian sidefoots well over from the edge of the box. As I say, that has to go down as a chance by tonight's standards.
    • 50' Everton play the ball into the Arsenal box and Fellaini has a shot blocked. The ball then comes out to Baines, who slices a right-foot shot wildly.
    • 49' Everton come away on the break with Fellaini, who plays it to Cahill on the right side... Arsenal put it out for a throw.
    • 47' Cahill appears to be feeling his persistent shoulder injury - he normally plays with his right shoulder taped up and seems to be in some discomfort. We'll see how that develops.
    • 46' Second half under way - no personnel changes from either side and Everton restart the game.
    • 45+1' That's half-time, and I'm afraid it has all been a bit of a yawn so far. Let's hope for better after the break.
    • 45' Van Persie swings in an Arsenal corner from the right... Fellaini is back to head clear. One minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 42' Three minutes left plus whatever stoppages there have been. Everton have shaded it on points, but that certainly doesn't mean they deserve to be ahead on goals. Drab stuff here.
    • 40' Everton free-kick wide on the left... Arteta drives it in, the ball his Van Persie and ricochets high out for a corner.
    • 38' Fellaini attempts a flick-on to Cahill but the Australian checks his forward run and the ball bobbles through to Almunia.
    • 35' From the corner, Denilson has a crack from the edge of the area but pulls his shot a foot or so wide to the left-hand side.
    • 34' Dreadful mis-kick by Adebayor! He bursts through the centr but fails to get anything behind his shot from theb edge of the box. The good news is that it doesn't even reach the goal-line and Everton put it out for a corner.
    • 32' Better stuff from the visitors but neither side has packed much of a punch coming forward tonight.
    • 29' Jagielka lands heavily after being upended in mid-air by Adebayor. He dusts himself down and gets on with it.
    • 27' Diaby goes in very late on Steven Pienaar and that is a clear booking. Terrible tackle, and referee Andre Marriner had no option.
    • 26' Diaby resorts to a long, hopeful hit upfield in search of Adebayor. It's poor from Arsenal.
    • 24' Perplexing stuff. Arsenal can hardly get a kick at the minute. They have come into this on a run of eight games unbeaten, though.
    • 22' Crunch! Van Persie's progress is halted just outside the box by a shuddering - but legal - tackle.
    • 20' Everton are camped out in the visitors' half, which is an unusual thing to see in an Arsenal game. But they have not yet tested Manuel Almunia.
    • 17' Fellaini, Arteta and Pienaar play the ball around in the Arsenal hald and Everton look confident at the moment.
    • 15' It is getting increasingly murky at Goodison Park. You can't help but think the conditions woudl suit the home side. Arsene Wenger is shaking his head ruefully at something or other.
    • 12' Arteta swings the Everton corner in for Jagielka.. heads just wide! Everton are certainly peppering the Arsenal box with crosses.
    • 11' Baines overlaps down the left with a penetrating run and he centres low towards the massive Fellaini... the ball is bundled behind for a corner.
    • 9' Everton have Marouane Fellaini back in the line-up and it is his afro that nearly makes contact with Arteta's corner.
    • 8' Hibbert wins the hosts' first corner as his cross is deflected behind off a defender.
    • 6' Arsenal are currently fifth in the table, five points ahead of Everton, and it is the visitors who have dominated the opening exchanges.
    • 3' Van Persie prepares to take an Arsenal free-kick and he smashes it into the top of the wall. The ball loops up and falls to safety for the home team.
    • 2' Arsenal win the game's first corner, which is curled in by Nasri and headed clear by Jagielka.
    • 1' It is a soggy, misty evening on Merseyside, and Arsenal kick off playing from right to left in their familiar red and white shirts.
    • - Welcome to LIVE coverage of Everton v Arsenal from Goodison Park!
  • Team Stats

    Everton Stats Arsenal
    52% Possession 47%
    10 Shots 8
    2 Shots on target 2
    1 Saves 0
    7 Corners 6
    11 Fouls 9
    6 Offsides 4
    2 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    31 Tackles 22
    354 Accurate passes 324
    68 Bad passes 69
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Everton
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      24 Tim Howard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0
      6 Phil Jagielka 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 32 2 4
      3 Leighton Baines 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 30 14 4
      2 Tony Hibbert 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 24 2 5
      5 Joleon Lescott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 6 2
      25 Marouane Fellaini 0 1 0 4 1 3 0 36 7 3
      17 Tim Cahill 1 5 2 0 3 2 0 23 3 1
      10 Mikel Arteta 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 65 15 4
      18 Philip Neville 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 42 3 4
      21 Leon Osman 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 3
      20 Steven Pienaar 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 31 16 1
      8 Segundo Castillo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      32 Dan Gosling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      4 Joseph Yobo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      28 Victor Anichebe 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
      1 Carlo Nash 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      27 Lucas Jutkiewicz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      26 Jack Rodwell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Arsenal
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Manuel Almunia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0
      10 William Gallas 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 34 1 2
      17 Alexandre Song 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 27 8 3
      22 Gaël Clichy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 22 3
      3 Bacary Sagna 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 1 4
      20 Johan Djourou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2 4
      15 Denilson Pereira Neves 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 42 2 1
      2 Vasiriki Abou Diaby 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 36 4 2
      8 Samir Nasri 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 26 13 2
      25 Emmanuel Adebayor 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 23 9 0
      11 Robin Van Persie 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 20 3 1
      16 Aaron Ramsey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      40 Kieran Gibbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Carlos Vela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      27 Emmanuel Eboue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
      5 Kolo Toure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      26 Nicklas Bendtner 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0
      21 Lukasz Fabianski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL!!!! Arsenal are level out of nothing!! Van Persie thrashes at a bouncing ball and volleys spectacularly past Howard from a tight angle! Brilliant goal!
    • 81' Cahill!! Smacks a half-volley from 25 yards with power, but it is straight at Almunia and the Arsenal keeper deflects it for a corner.
    • 65' Van Persie!! He meets a free-kick with a glancing header from the edge of the box but it is straight at the goalkeeper. I would venture that is the first save Howard has had to make.
    • 61' GOAL!!!! EVERTON LEAD!! And it's another Tim Cahill header!! Baines crosses from the left and Cahill leaps high above his marker Clichy to direct his header inside the left-hand post. What a talent.
    • 54' CAHILL!!! Runs on to an Arteta through ball, shifts the ball away from a defender and smacks the ball into the side-netting from the right side of the box!
    • 51' Well, that has to go down as a chance! Arsenal come away on the break, Van Persie inexplicably ignores the marauding Clichy and plays it right to Denilson instead, and the Brazilian sidefoots well over from the edge of the box. As I say, that has to go down as a chance by tonight's standards.
    • 35' From the corner, Denilson has a crack from the edge of the area but pulls his shot a foot or so wide to the left-hand side.
    • 22' Crunch! Van Persie's progress is halted just outside the box by a shuddering - but legal - tackle.
    • - Welcome to LIVE coverage of Everton v Arsenal from Goodison Park!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • T. Hibbert Yellow Card
      • P. Jagielka
      • J. Lescott
      • L. Baines
      • M. Arteta Yellow Card
      • P. Neville
      • L. Osman
      • M. Fellaini
      • S. Pienaar
      • T. Cahill Goal Substitution Out (87′)

      Subs

      • C. Nash
      • J. Yobo
      • V. Anichebe Substitution In87′
      • S. Castillo
      • D. Gosling
      • L. Jutkiewicz
      • J. Rodwell
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Almunia
      • B. Sagna
      • J. Djourou
      • W. Gallas
      • G. Clichy
      • A. Diaby
      • A. Song
      • Denílson
      • S. Nasri Yellow Card
      • E. Adebayor
      • R. van Persie Goal

      Subs

      • E. Eboué Substitution In72′
      • N. Bendtner Substitution In72′
      • L. Fabianski
      • K. Gibbs
      • A. Ramsey
      • K. Touré
      • C. Vela
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