• Christian Benteke 62'
1
Regular Season
Finished
  • Nicolas Pépé 35', 90'+5'
  • Gabriel Martinelli 90'+1'
3
CRY
ARS
KO
  • Jeffrey Schlupp might have just ridden his luck a little bit there, after dragging his studs over Chambers with a challenge. It's a near-red - and indeed, is reviewed briefly - but the Palace man escapes with a yellow in the end.
    Crystal Palace
    Yellow card
    CRY - Jeffrey Schlupp
    5'
  • GOAL! NICOLAS PEPE HANDS ARSENAL THE LEAD! 1-0! It is a great move from the Gunners, Saka setting up a back-heel for Tierney on the left edge, before the Scotsman sees his cross volleyed in at close-range. A huge boost to the visitors and a blow for the hosts.
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Nicolas Pépé
    35'
  • A clash between Benteke and Elneny sparks tempers now as we get back underway, and the former is booked for his part in a scuffle that sees plenty of players muscle up against each other.
    Crystal Palace
    Yellow card
    CRY - Christian Benteke
    37'
  • Elneny too is shown a yellow card for his part in the incident. Anthony Taylor will want it all to calm down out there.
    Arsenal
    Yellow card
    ARS - Mohamed Elneny
    37'
HT
  • GOAL! CHRISTIAN BENTEKE LEVELS FOR CRYSTAL PALACE! 1-1! A foul on Zaha by Partey just on the Eagles' left flank hands Townsend a free-kick chance. As Nicolas Pepe hobbles to the side from an earlier knock, the ball is speared in - and the Belgian beats out everyone to land a fantastic low header past Leno. Selhurst Park erupts!
    Crystal Palace
    Goal
    CRY - Christian Benteke
    62'
  • Martin Odegaard replaces Saka in the first change of the game - but is that a technical choice or something else? The latter has arguably been one of Arsenal's best players so far. If he is injured, plenty of people will be sweating on his fitness.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out7 - Bukayo Saka
    Substitution - In11 - Martin Ødegaard
    65'
  • Granit Xhaka replaces Tierney now, after a fine showing for the Scotsman. The Switzerland captain takes his place.
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out3 - Kieran Tierney
    Substitution - In34 - Granit Xhaka
    Arsenal
    Arsenal
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out18 - Thomas Partey
    Substitution - In35 - Gabriel Martinelli
    78'
  • Now Jordan Ayew arrives for Palace, replacing Benteke - and the goalscorer gets a standing ovation from the Selhurst Park faithful as he exits.
    Crystal Palace
    Crystal Palace
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - Christian Benteke
    Substitution - In9 - Jordan Ayew
    79'
  • McCarthy has bowed out for Palace now and Jairo Riedewald is the next man on in this game for Palace.
    Crystal Palace
    Crystal Palace
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out22 - James McCarthy
    Substitution - In44 - Jairo Riedewald
    82'
  • GOAL! GABRIEL MARTINELLI HAS RESCUED ARSENAL! 2-1! Palace's hearts are broken! It's Martin Odegaard who holds up the ball and cuts the cross in towards the far post, where his fellow substitute brings it down, somehow edges it around Guaita and bundles home. Roy Hodgson's farewell is surely ruined.
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Gabriel Martinelli
    91'
  • GOAL! NICOLAS PEPE GETS A DOUBLE TO SEAL THE DEAL FOR ARSENAL! 3-1! The Ivory Coast international darts in between two defenders and slips a low finish in at the left post. That does it. Arsenal win at Selhurst Park to ruin Roy Hodgson's day.
    Arsenal
    Goal
    ARS - Nicolas Pépé
    95'
FT
Crystal Palace
Match stats
Arsenal
31%
Possession
69%
12
Shots
6
6
Shots (On goal)
3
6
Corners
7
0
Saves
5
7
Fouls
7

Line-ups

31
Vicente Guaita
2
Joel Ward
5
James Tomkins
24
Gary Cahill
27
Tyrick Mitchell
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
22
James McCarthy
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
10
Andros Townsend
20
Christian Benteke
11
Wilfried Zaha
Crystal Palace
4-3-3
1
Bernd Leno
21
Calum Chambers
16
Rob Holding
6
Gabriel Magalhães
3
Kieran Tierney
18
Thomas Partey
25
Mohamed Elneny
19
Nicolas Pépé
2x
32
Emile Smith Rowe
7
Bukayo Saka
14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal
4-2-3-1

Team stats

Crystal Palace

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
030
ForwardsGGASFCFW
01213
00003
79'
62'
10410
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00020
00120
82'
00000
DefendersGGASFCFW
00000
Tyrick Mitchell
00000
00100
00100
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
79'(Christian Benteke)
00110
82'(James McCarthy)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi
00000
000--

Arsenal

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
015
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00100
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00001
35',
95'
20200
Emile Smith Rowe
00002
78'
00020
Bukayo Saka
65'
00012
DefendersGGASFCFW
00021
00010
00000
78'
01010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
65'(Bukayo Saka)
01000
Gabriel Martinelli
78'(Thomas Partey)
91'
10100
78'(Kieran Tierney)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Crystal Palace
Match stats
Arsenal
31%
Possession
69%
12
Shots
6
6
Shots (On goal)
3
6
Corners
7
0
Saves
5
7
Fouls
7