Lacazette rescues late Arsenal point as Palace boss Vieira is denied winning return

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Alexandre LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette's goal was his first in the Premier League this season

Alexandre Lacazette scored deep into injury time to rescue a point for Arsenal as club legend Patrick Vieira was denied a winning return with Crystal Palace.

The Eagles were set for three points until they failed to clear a corner and Lacazette pounced after Ben White's effort was saved.

The Gunners started brightly and led deservedly through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Vicente Guaita's diving save to deny Nicolas Pepe.

But Palace improved - as the Gunners faded - and Christian Benteke continued his good record in games against the Gunners with the equaliser.

Thomas Partey was caught in possession by Jordan Ayew and Benteke drilled a shot into the bottom corner.

Palace again stole the ball off Arsenal to go ahead, as this time Conor Gallagher dispossessed Albert Sambi Lokonga in his own half, and the visitors broke quickly, with Odsonne Edouard hammering in a shot via the underside of the bar.

Kieran Tierney almost equalised for Arsenal late on but blasted against the bar with his shot.

And it looked as if they were going to fall short before substitute Lacazette steered home a loose ball from close range.

Arsenal were understandably aggrieved when James McArthur was only booked late in the first half for a wild kick at Bukayo Saka, who went off injured at half-time.

Arsenal move up to 12th with a sixth game unbeaten, while Palace remain 14th after a third draw in a row.

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Arsenal

  1. Squad number32Player nameRamsdale

  2. Squad number18Player nameTomiyasu

  3. Squad number4Player nameWhite

  4. Squad number6Player nameGabriel Magalhães

  5. Squad number3Player nameTierney

  6. Squad number5Player namePartey

  7. Squad number8Player nameØdegaard

  8. Squad number19Player namePépé

  9. Squad number10Player nameSmith Rowe

  10. Squad number7Player nameSaka

  11. Squad number14Player nameAubameyang

  1. Squad number9Player nameLacazette

  2. Squad number23Player nameSambi Lokonga

  3. Squad number35Player nameGabriel Martinelli

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number13Player nameGuaita

  2. Squad number2Player nameWard

  3. Squad number16Player nameAndersen

  4. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  5. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  6. Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

  7. Squad number18Player nameMcArthur

  8. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  9. Squad number23Player nameGallagher

  10. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  11. Squad number20Player nameBenteke

  1. Squad number5Player nameTomkins

  2. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  3. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

Line-ups

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 32Ramsdale
  • 18Tomiyasu
  • 4White
  • 6Gabriel
  • 3Tierney
  • 5ParteySubstituted forMartinelliat 81'minutes
  • 8ØdegaardSubstituted forLacazetteat 67'minutes
  • 19Pépé
  • 10Smith Rowe
  • 7SakaBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSambi Lokongaat 45'minutes
  • 14Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 1Leno
  • 9Lacazette
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 16Holding
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 20Varela Tavares
  • 23Sambi Lokonga
  • 25Elneny
  • 35Martinelli

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Guaita
  • 2Ward
  • 16Andersen
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3Mitchell
  • 4MilivojevicSubstituted forKouyatéat 67'minutes
  • 18McArthurBooked at 42mins
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forOliseat 71'minutes
  • 23Gallagher
  • 22ÉdouardSubstituted forTomkinsat 82'minutes
  • 20Benteke

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 5Tomkins
  • 7Olise
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 12Hughes
  • 14Mateta
  • 15Schlupp
  • 17Clyne
  • 34Kelly

Referee:Mike Dean

Attendance:59,475

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 2.

  3. Goal! Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 2. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  4. Attempt saved. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin White.

  5. Attempt blocked. Benjamin White (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

  7. Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette with a headed pass.

  9. Substitution, Crystal Palace. James Tomkins replaces Odsonne Édouard.

  10. Substitution, Arsenal. Gabriel Martinelli replaces Thomas Partey.

  11. Foul by Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace).

  12. Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Attempt missed. Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Partey following a set piece situation.

  14. Attempt blocked. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Foul by Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace).

  16. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Goal! Arsenal 1, Crystal Palace 2. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Olise following a fast break.

  18. Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Vicente Guaita.

  19. Attempt saved. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a through ball.

  20. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Michael Olise replaces Jordan Ayew.

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