Everton 3-0 Arsenal: Toffees' Champions League dream closer to reality

Everton 3 - 0 Arsenal

  • 14" Steven Naismith
  • 34" Romelu Lukaku
  • 61" Mikel Arteta (og)

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 39,504

Everton Goodison 2

Everton beat Arsenal 3-0 at Goodison Park earlier today.

Those wondering if Everton's charge towards an unlikely Champions League place would falter under the pressure of facing the side they are directly challenging for that honour were answered in emphatic style on Sunday.

Roberto Martinez's side beat Arsenal 3-0 at Goodison Park to go just one point behind the Gunners having played a game less than Arsene Wenger's men.

Strikes from Steven Naismith, Romelu Lukaku and an own-goal from Mikel Arteta gave the home side the victory and left the Gunners' season if not in turmoil then certainly unraveling at an alarming rate.

The visitors had the majority of the possession but could do little with it, managing just five shots on target in the entire match.

Next up for the Toffees is an away game against Sunderland, while Arsenal have the not so small matter of a FA Cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic that they will dare not lose.

 

Statistics

Everton

Arsenal

Possession

42.8%
57.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Everton

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Sylvain Distin
  • John Stones
  • Leighton Baines
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • James McCarthy
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Gareth Barry
  • Leon Osman
  • Steven Naismith

Substitutes

  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Joel Robles
  • Luke Garbutt
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Aiden McGeady

Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Olivier Giroud

Substitutes

  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Kim Källström
  • Emiliano Viviano

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