Arsenal Tied To 2-2 Draw By Crystal Palace At Emirates Stadium

Arsenal Tied To 2-2 Draw By Crystal Palace At Emirates Stadium - Surge Zirc SA
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium, London, – October 27, 2019 Crystal Palace and Arsenal players clash REUTERS/David Klein

Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka got involved in a clash with his fans as Crystal Palace moved from no goal to equalise Arsenal two goals lead to earn a point in a very high-tempered atmosphere at Emirates Stadium in London.

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Arsenal led the match two goals ahead just in nine minutes after kick-off as Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz clinched on a poor Palace defence, after then, Unai Emery side became relaxed and Palace equalised double.

Crystal Palace scored one before half-time when Luka Milivojevic netted from the spot following a VAR decision after referee Martin Atkinson had initially flashed Wilfried Zaha a yellow card for diving in a tangle with Calum Chambers.

The visitors level seven minutes into the second half when Jordan Ayew headed in James McArthur’s cross at the far post.

The match turned sour immediately after the time when Arsenal captain Xhaka was substituted to roars of delight from Arsenal’s supporters. Xhaka who was newly-appointed captain couldn’t contained his anger, he then reacted angrily to jeers at his slow departure by waving and cupping his ear sarcastically to the supporters. He further exchanged words with them before taking off his shirt and went down the tunnel.

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The Gunners’ frustration and misery multiplied when another VAR judgement infuriated Emirates Stadium and denied them victory after Sokratis netted from close-range late on.

As the players returned to the centre circle, referee Atkinson was involved in more debate with Stockley Park, where an apparent foul by Chambers on Milivojevic was found, intensifying the inside an arena that was already boiling over the Gunners negligence.

Sources: BBC Sport, SurgeZirc UK

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