Arsenal come back from two goals down to draw with Spurs

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 00:00 |
Tottenham striker Harry Kane (left) and his Arsenal counterpart Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang embrace after their English Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. Photo/AFP

London, Monday 

Arsenal came from two goals down to claim a point from a full-blooded north London derby with Tottenham at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Christian Eriksen put the visitors ahead early on after Bernd Leno spilt Erik Lamela’s shot at the Danish international’s feet.

Spurs were cruising when Harry Kane doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Granit Xhaka’s woefully misjudged challenge on Son Heung-min, but Alexandre Lacazette got on the end of Nicolas Pepe’s pass to give Arsenal hope in first-half stoppage time.

And Maurcio Pochettino’s side was made to pay for a conservative approach after the break as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned a Matteo Guendouzi cross beyond Hugo Lloris to secure a point for the Gunners.

Meanwhile, Richarlison bagged a brace as Everton earned a dramatic 3-2 win over Wolves also on Sunday.

Brazil forward Richarlison scored the winner with 10 minutes left at Goodison Park to hand the Toffees their second win of the Premier League season.

It was an encouraging day for Everton boss Marco Silva, who handed first Premier League starts to summer signings in Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi and Fabian Delph, the latter making his first appearance in the league since January with Manchester City.

All three made an impact with former Arsenal winger Iwobi scoring for the second successive game.

Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez, with his eighth goal in eight starts this season, had twice drawn the visitors level.

Wolves remain without a win in four league games after suffering their first defeat of the season.

Only Bolton, the bottom of League One with none, had scored fewer goals heading into this weekend than Everton. But Silva’s side ended that run within 12 minutes, which provided as many goals as in Everton’s previous 180 on the pitch. The opener was a shambles from Wolves’ point of view. -Agencies 

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