Arsenal hold on for goalless draw at Leeds, Everton edge past Fulham

Arsenal hold on for goalless draw at Leeds, Everton edge past Fulham
By: Reuters |

Updated: November 23, 2020 12:33:37 am

Leeds United’s Stuart Dallas in motion with Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos. (Reuters)

Ten-man Arsenal hung on for a 0-0 draw at Leeds United within the Premier League after their winger Nicolas Pepe was despatched off within the 51st minute on Sunday.

VAR officers noticed that Pepe had headbutted Ezgjan Alioski and referee Anthony Taylor took a fast look at the monitor earlier than brandishing the crimson card.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds had been the higher aspect even earlier than the sending off with striker Patrick Bamford twice forcing Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno into motion.

Leno did nicely once more to maintain out a fierce drive from Stuart Dallas after which substitute Rodrigo crashed a shot in opposition to the bar from the edge of the realm.

Arsenal practically grabbed a winner, in opposition to the run of play, when Hector Bellerin put Bukayo Saka via on purpose however he was unable to spherical Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.

Leeds struck the woodwork twice within the latter levels with Bamford heading in opposition to the submit and Raphinha additionally placing the upright deep in stoppage time.

Arsenal are 11th on 13 factors from 9 video games after their first draw of the season with Leeds 14th on 11.

Calvert-Lewin hits double as Everton edge past Fulham

Everton’s in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a brace and midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure scored his first purpose for the membership as they beat Fulham 3-2 to return to profitable methods within the Premier League on Sunday.

Brazilian ahead Richarlison, coming back from a three-match ban, picked up a free ball and ran large to cross for Calvert-Lewin who tapped in his ninth league purpose of the marketing campaign 42 seconds into the competition.

Fulham hit again via Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s neat end on 15 minutes however Everton continued to threaten and have been unfortunate not go forward 2-1 as Calvert-Lewin’s effort was chalked off for offside and Richarlison’s low shot was pushed away.

The guests carved Fulham open once more as Alex Iwobi switched play from the suitable and James Rodriguez fed Lucas Digne, who produced a first-time ball for Calvert-Lewin to stroke in and high the season’s scoring charts.

Digne appeared full of life in a sophisticated position and was concerned in Everton’s third, firing in a cross for Doucoure to go dwelling within the 35th minute and open his Toffees account after becoming a member of from Watford within the shut season.

Fulham pulled one again shortly after Ivan Cavaleiro slipped and missed a penalty for them within the second half, as substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek discovered the online by way of a deflection off Everton defender Yerry Mina to make sure a decent end.

West Ham’s Haller heaps extra distress on Sheffield United

West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller’s thumping second-half strike condemned Sheffield United to a 1-0 Premier League dwelling defeat on Sunday that leaves them rooted to the underside of the standings with a single level after 9 video games.

Though the guests dominated possession within the opening 45 minutes, the Blades created a number of alternatives with striker Oliver McBurnie going closest with a header that pressured a positive save from Lukasz Fabianski.

Their wasteful ending was punished within the 56th minute as West Ham received the ball in midfield and labored it as much as French-born Ivory Coast striker Haller, who drilled a thunderous shot into the highest nook by way of the fingertips of Aaron Ramsdale.

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