Iwobi makes cameo as Everton beat Arsenal in dramatic circumstances; Okonkwo benched
Published: December 06, 2021
 Iwobi makes cameo as Everton beat Arsenal in dramatic circumstances; Okonkwo benched
Everton came from behind to secure a win they badly needed in a Premier League clash against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Monday night.

Nigeria-eligible goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo watched proceedings from the bench for the second successive game and fellow Hale End Academy product Alex Iwobi came off the bench to replace Anthony Gordon with three minutes left.

In a very even first half that had few chances, Arsenal were fortunate to take the lead through Martin Oedegaard in stoppage time, the Norwegian steering home Tierney's cross from the left.

Richarlison twice had the ball in the back of the net only to be faulted by VAR decisions but he was third time lucky with the equaliser, heading home the rebound after Demarai Gray's curling effort came off the post in the 79th minute.

In the first minute of second half stoppage time, Gray beat two Arsenal defenders and fired home from 20 yards out via the inside of the post to win it for the Toffees.

Mikel Arteta's team had chances either side of Gray's winner ; Edward Nketiah with a much easier chance hit the post and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right at the end missed the target.

Iwobi missed a glorious chance to make it 3-1, shooting straight at Ramsdale after he was played in by Richarlison.

Arsenal remain seventh in the standings with 23 points, five more than Everton who are 12th after their first win in nine league games.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

Photo Credit : evertonfc.com

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