Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Marco Silva: Arsenal's second goal was offside

Marco Silva: Arsenal's second goal was offside

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the space of three second-half minutes to lead Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

The second half commenced at a livelier pace from both sides as Emery's men stepped up a gear.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 in controversial fashion, Ozil crossing low and Ramsey flicking to Aubameyang, who turned the ball home from an offside position only for the flag to stay down.

Arsenal also won by two goals, just for the record.

Torreira completely deserved to be given his first start of the season for Arsenal.

Aubameyang did well to pull the ball back for Nacho Monreal, but his close range shot was well saved by England's Jordan Pickford.

A long pass into Richarlison should have been easy for Bellerin to subdue, but he allowed the Brazilian forward to turn away from him far too easily, and it took a good save from Petr Cech to spare his team-mate's blushes.

There were plenty of empty seats around the Emirates and, with Arsenal struggling to find any rhythm, those who had shown up were growing restless by the time Lucas Digne's free-kick was tipped over by Cech.

They have won their last four games under Emery despite not playing at their best, and Cech said the new coach has instilled more of a winning mentality at the club.

After a scrappy first half Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring on 56 minutes with an excellent curling shot.

The former Lyon forward displayed his clinical finishing ability with a superbly taken right-footed curler hit with pace which evaded Pickford to end in the top corner, to the former Sunderland keeper's left-hand side.

Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has suggested that he could understand why the assistant failed to rule that Arsenal's second goal against Everton was offside.

There were loud appeals for a penalty when an Aubameyang header appeared to hit an Everton hand after 54 minutes, but two minutes later the Gunners had the lead as Ramsey played in Lacazette, who lashed home.

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