Arsenal v Everton (2013-14)
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EventPremier League 2013-14
Date8 December 2013
VenueEmirates Stadium, London
RefereeHoward Webb
WeatherDry & Cold

Arsenal v Everton was a match which took place at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday 8 December 2013.

Substitute Gerard Deulofeu's late strike earned Everton a draw and denied Arsenal a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

The 19-year-old smashed past Wojciech Szczesny from inside the box to cancel out Mesut Ozil's close-range finish. Play media

Everton's Tim Howard had earlier denied Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, before Szczesny thwarted Kevin Mirallas.

Giroud hit the bar in injury-time, but the point moves Arsenal five clear of Liverpool at the top of the table.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who was relegated with Wigan on his last visit to the Emirates, praised his side's "lack of fear" in recent matches and Deulofeu's late strike spoke volumes for the Blues' character as they remain the only side with one loss in the Premier League.

Arsenal, who have now led in 13 of their 15 league matches, will be frustrated to have squandered the advantage having battled to break down their visitors with Ozil's fourth league goal of the campaign.

Their manager, Arsene Wenger described the visitors' midweek win over Manchester United as a "warning" for his side, but with the two best defences in the league on show, early chances were sparse despite spells of crisp passing.

Everton, who last won at Arsenal in 1996, enjoyed large bouts of possession and drew protestations from Wenger for the intensity of their pressing without the ball.

Sylvain Distin swiped a volley wide for the visitors, before Ross Barkley, operating behind Romelu Lukaku, fed Mirallas on a breakaway but the Belgian's effort was wasteful.

Martinez described Arsenal's attacking-play as "as good as it gets" in the run up to the fixture and late on in the opening period, Wenger's side began to showcase the guile which had earned them four consecutive wins.

Howard, seeking a fourth successive clean sheet, dived at the feet of Giroud to block after a neat Ramsey pass, before the Arsenal charges reversed roles.

This time Giroud dummied to release the Welshman, but Howard was again swift and brave to block at his feet.

The Gunners started the second period with the intensity their opponents had the first and Carzola headed tamely at Howard after a delightful interchange with Wilshere.

The intricate play was not lost on Martinez's side and Steven Pienaar collected Barkley's confident flick to warm the hands of Szczesny in Arsenal's goal.

Ramsey, whose eight goals make him the Premier League's most potent midfielder, was denied by Howard before the influential Barkley blasted straight at Szczesny at the other end.

After making four changes from the midweek win against Hull, Wenger highlighted the strength of his bench ahead of the match and the introduction of Theo Walcott, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini backed up his confidence.

Flamini instantly shot wide, before Rosicky and Walcott combined to present Ozil with the opener.

The German, who now has four goals and six assists in his last 12 Premier League matches, volleyed high past Howard from six-yards, sparking relief amongst home supporters.

Their emotion was soon swung by Deulofeu, who had been on the field just five minutes when he collected a pass inside the area to unleash a shot past Szczesny. Play media

Giroud's volley from 30 yards at the death almost offered a dramatic end to a pulsating final 10 minutes of play, but the ball cannoned back of the angle of post and crossbar to ensure the points were shared.



8 December 2013
Arsenal FC Arsenal 1 – 1 Everton Everton FC Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 60,001
Referee: Howard Webb
Özil Soccerball 80' Report Deulofeu Soccerball 84'
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1 Wojciech Szczęsny
25 Carl Jenkinson
28Kieran Gibbs
16Aaron Ramsey Sub off 68'
4 Per Mertesacker
6 Laurent Koscielny
10Jack Wilshere Sub off 68'
8Mikel Arteta
12Olivier Giroud
11Mesut Özil
19Santi Cazorla Sub off 68'
5Thomas Vermaelen
7Tomas Rosicky Sub on 68'
14Theo Walcott Sub on 68'
17Nacho Monreal
20Mathieu Flamini Sub on 68'
21Lukasz Fabianski
23Nicklas Bendtner
Arsene Wenger
Arsenal v Everton 2013-14
24 Tim Howard Yellow card
23Séamus Coleman
8 Bryan viedo
18 Gareth Barry Yellow card
6 Phil Jagielka
15Sylvain Distin
11Kevin Mirallas Sub off 79'
16 James McCarthy Yellow card
17Romelu Lukaku
20 Ross Barkley Sub off 93'
22 Steven Pienaar Sub off 71'
1Joel Robles
5John Heitinga
7Nikica Jelavić
10Gerard Deulofeu Yellow card Sub on 79'
14Steven Naismith Sub on 93'
21Leon Osman Sub on 71'
26John Stones
Roberto Martinez

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Premier League 2013-14

Arsenal · Aston Villa · Cardiff City · Chelsea · Crystal Palace · Everton · Fulham · Hull City · Liverpool · Manchester City · Manchester United · Newcastle United · Norwich City · Southampton · Stoke City · Sunderland · Swansea City · Tottenham Hotspur · West Bromwich Albion · West Ham United

Premier League match days 2013-14

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Arsenal F.C. matches - 2013-14
2013-14 Premier League

v Aston Villa (H)v Fulham (A)v Tottenham (H)v Sunderland (A)v Stoke City (H)v Swansea City (A)v West Bromwich (A)v Norwich City (H)v Crystal Palace (A)v Liverpool (H)v Manchester Utd (A)v Southampton (H)v Cardiff City (A)v Hull City (H)v Everton (H)v Manchester City (A)v Chelsea (H)v West Ham Utd (A)v Newcastle Utd (A)v Cardiff City (H)v Aston Villa (A)v Fulham (H)v Southampton (A)v Crystal Palace (H)v Liverpool (A)v Manchester Utd (H)v Sunderland (H)v Stoke City (A)v Swansea City (H)v Tottenham (A)v Chelsea (A)v Manchester City (H)v Everton (A)v West Ham Utd (H)v Hull City (A)v Newcastle Utd (H)v West Bromwich (H)v Norwich City (A)

2013-14 FA Cup

v Tottenham (H)v Coventry City (H)v Liverpool (H)v Everton (H)v Wigan (N)v Hull City (N)

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v West Brom (A)v Chelsea (H)

2013-14 Champions League

v Fenerbahçe (A)v Fenerbahçe (H)v Marseille (A)v Napoli (H)v Borussia Dortmund (H)v Borussia Dortmund (A)v Marseille (H)v Napoli (A)v Bayern Munich (H)v Bayern Munich (A)

Everton F.C. matches - 2013-14
2013-14 Premier League

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