Everton sends Arsenal away 1-0, Man City sees title hopes again

Heracles Athletics, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — The 22nd round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) season started in full swing, and on the evening of the 4th, Everton faced the top of the table Arsenal in a match that blew up.

The two sides exchanged blanks in the first half, the second half with a header from Tarkovsky to stop the team’s 10-game winless streak, but also slightly slowed the momentum of the Gunners in the Premier League table all the way, ranked No. 2 Manchester City seems to see the hope of catching up with the points.

Heracles Athletics:Everton sends Arsenal away 1-0, Man City sees title hopes again

Heracles Athletics:Everton sends Arsenal away 1-0, Man City sees title hopes again

The data of this game, the visiting team Arsenal is raging, mastering 71% of the possession rate, passing success rate of 87%, in 126 attacks made 15 shots, 3 shots on goal 0 goals; the home team Everton’s passing success rate is only 71%, in 86 attacks made 12 shots, 4 shots on goal 1 goal. From the statistics, despite Everton’s few possessions, the ratio of headers between the two sides was 39-17. 17 successful headers set Everton on a winning trajectory, and 18 shovels with 18 successful tackles and 11 interceptions showed the home team’s desire to end the sluggish atmosphere of a 10-round winless streak, which they did.

In the seventh minute of the opening half, Onana and Saliba fell to the ground after a scuffle, and were cleared by the team doctor to continue the game.

In the first half, both sides attacked each other but to no avail. In the second half, Everton passed frequently to create confusion, and Arsenal also strengthened their attacks, Nketiah and Ødegaard were not accurate in this game, and Arteta decided to change in the 59th minute, with Jorginho and Trossard coming on as substitutes.

According to Heracles Athletics, catching Arsenal just change the gap, McNeil opened a corner kick, Tarkovsky’s header broke through the goal for the team’s first breakthrough, Arsenal anxious, active change and attack, but the final score was set at 1-0, Everton burst to win the game.

The Toffees lead the relegation zone with all three points in this game, and Dyche’s new manager got good results on his appointment to let fans see hope, but still need to work hard to stay in the relegation. After this battle, the most happy is only the 2nd ranked Manchester City, and Arsenal’s difference narrowed to 5 points, it seems that there is still competition for the league title.

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