La­cazette and Aubameyang are on tar­get to help sink Ever­ton

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

ALEXAN­DRE LA­CAZETTE and Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang fired in quick­fire sec­ond-half strikes to se­cure this vic­tory, although the lat­ter should have been flagged off­side as he tucked home.

It was the third time in the last five league games they have started to­gether that both for­wards have found the back of the net.

After los­ing the open­ing two games of his reign Unai Emery has been un­beaten since, although the Tof­fees will feel hard done by to leave the Emi­rates Sta­dium on the re­ceiv­ing end of a de­feat.

Marco Silva’s men had the bet­ter of the first half with Richarli­son, back in the team after serv­ing a three-match ban, a threat for much of the open­ing 45 min­utes.

De­spite a de­cent dis­play, Ever­ton re­main with­out a league win since the sec­ond week of the sea­son and have not won a Premier League en­counter at Ar­se­nal since An­drei Kanchel­skis scored the win­ner at High­bury in Jan­uary 1996.

They had a glo­ri­ous chance to take the lead in­side 90 sec­onds as Do­minic Calvert-Lewin broke be­hind Ar­se­nal’s high de­fen­sive line.

The Eng­land Un­der-21 in­ter­na­tional burst into the box only to be stopped by re­called Ar­se­nal goal­keeper Petr Cech as he looked to round the Gun­ners cap­tain.

The vis­i­tors con­tin­ued to keep a high tempo, forc­ing Ar­se­nal into a cou­ple of de­fen­sive er­rors as Emery’s side once again tried to play out from the back.

With Ar­se­nal en­joy­ing more of the ball after the in­ter­val they were de­nied a penalty by ref­eree Jon Moss, who was un­moved by claims of hand­ball against Jon­joe Kenny.

They hit the front soon after, though, La­cazette pro­duc­ing a pin­point fin­ish in­side the far post after an in­ci­sive pass from Aaron Ram­sey – and things got bet­ter just three min­utes later.

Me­sut Ozil broke for­ward and his low cross was scuffed by Ram­sey into the path of Aubameyang, who dou­bled the lead, de­spite stand­ing in an off­side po­si­tion.

Sub­sti­tute Cenk To­sun forced a late save out of Cech as Ever­ton looked to set up an en­thralling fin­ish, but Ar­se­nal held on.

DE­LIGHTED:Alexan­dre La­cazette is ju­bi­lant after scor­ing Ar­se­nal’s open­ing goal.

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