August 23, 2014
Match Thread: Everton vs. Arsenal - 2014/15 Premier League via /r/soccer


Match Thread: Everton vs. Arsenal - 2014/15 Premier League

Everton 1 - 0 Arsenal

1-0 Coleman, 17’. /u/FredSports’ webm.


Kick-off: 17:30.

Venue: Goodison Park in Walton, Liverpool.

Venue capacity: 39 572.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

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Everton's First Kit.

Arsenal's Second Kit.

Form guide.


Team news:

Everton:

  • Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is nearing a return from a cruciate ligament injury and could be available.

  • The Toffees’ 3-0 win over Arsenal in last season’s equivalent fixture was their only in the last fifteen matches against The Gunners.

  • Everton have conceded at least twice in three of their last four Premier League games. However, they have scored at least two goals in their previous six home league matches.

Roberto Martinez:

It depends how you look at it. I’m looking at Arsenal with the experience and know-how they have and don’t think playing on Tuesday is going to affect them negatively. They have a big enough squad to cope with that and the mentality to do so. If anything, it could be a positive because you can get rid of that rustiness and can get you into a real competitive frame of mind straight away.

You want to play teams like Arsenal early on in the season when they are not hitting their top potential, but when you see them in Turkey, you see them reaching full levels very quickly, and that could be a negative for us. We need to replicate the level of performance from when we faced them at Goodison last season.

Arsenal:

  • Should The Gunners beat Everton in this afternoon’s match, it will be their 100th victory over the Liverpool blues since first meeting them in 1905.

  • Arsenal’s defeat at Goodison Park meant they lost all four of their away games against last season’s top five. Those four defeats accounted for 20 of the 41 league goals the Gunners conceded in 2013/14.

  • Arsène Wenger’s side is winless against Everton in their last four Premier League match-ups, although they beat them 4-1 in an FA Cup Quarter-Final last season.

  • Per Mertesacker, Mesut Özil and Lukas Podolski could return after extended post-World Cup breaks, and Yaya Sanogo may be fit after a hamstring injury.

Arsène Wenger:

Joel Campbell has not had his chance yet but he will get it.

It is a big test [for Calum Chambers against Lukaku] but it was also a test against Demba Ba.

Ramsey has a different style to Fàbregas but he has a huge potential.

We have had no offers for anyone to leave.

If it’s a long-term injury [for Arteta], that puts us in a position where we have to be creative. We are not in an emergency case but we are open to any opportunity to strengthen our defensive department. We are not against [signing a defensive midfielder], no

Last time the teams met.


Starting XIs: withthanksto/u/BoredAtWork221b.

Everton Info Arsenal Info
Howard Szczesny
Coleman Debuchy
Jagielka Mertesacker
Distin Chambers
Baines Monreal
Barry Flamini
McCarthy Wilshere
Mirallas Ramsey
Naismith Chamberlain
Pienaar Özil
Lukaku Aléxis

Substitutes: withthanksto/u/shareh.

Everton Info Arsenal Info
Robles Martinez
Stones Bellerin
Osman Koscielny
Alcaraz Rosicky
McGeady Cazorla
Besic Campbell
Atsu Giroud

Unavailable players:

Everton: Arouna Koné, Bryan Oviedo, Ross Barkley.

Arsenal: Abou Diaby, David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Ryo Miyaichi, Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry.


Match Statistics:

Everton Info Arsenal
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Match Updates:

00’: We’re underway at Goodison Park. Everton kick us off today.

01’: Pienaar falls to the ground clutching his back after losing an aerial battle to Chambers.

09’: Pienaar Osman.

10’: Chamberlain’s shot from long range completely misses the target.

14’: Coleman’s clearance is straight into Chamberlain, but his first-touch shot from outside the box goes wide.

17’: GOAL! Some quick passing from Everton folllowing a set piece has Gareth Barry place a perfect through ball in the air, leaving ** Coleman** alone in the face of goal, with the Irishman heading it in.

21’: There’s an awkward bounce on Naismith’s headed pass to Mirallas, and the winger fails to make it 2-0 for the home team.

28’: Baines.



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