Disastrous Leno own goal gives Everton key win

Bernd Leno
Only West Ham (six) have scored more own goals than Arsenal (four) since Mikel Arteta took over

An absolute howler from Arsenal’s Bernd Leno gifted Everton a crucial win in their bid for a Champions League place – as Gunners fans protested against the club’s owner outside.

Over 1,000 Arsenal supporters gathered outside Emirates Stadium to protest against Stan Kroenke’s role in the failed European Super League.

The goal came when Everton forward Richarlison tried to roll a ball across the six-yard box. Leno should have scooped it up, but the ball rolled through his hands and hit his leg on the way in.

That was a rare moment of goalmouth action on the night as Everton moved to within three points of the top four.

Gylfi Sigurdsson came closest before that when his 30-yard free-kick hit the bar.

Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the second half after Richarlison nicked Dani Ceballos – but it was overturned by the video assistant referee for an offside in the build-up.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Leno
  • 21ChambersSubstituted forWillianat 83′minutes
  • 16Holding
  • 22Marí
  • 34Xhaka
  • 18ParteyBooked at 38mins
  • 8Ceballos
  • 7Saka
  • 32Smith Rowe
  • 19PépéSubstituted forØdegaardat 74′minutes
  • 30NketiahSubstituted forMartinelliat 74′minutes


  • 2Bellerín
  • 6Gabriel
  • 11Ødegaard
  • 12Willian
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 24Nelson
  • 25Elneny
  • 33Ryan
  • 35Martinelli


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Pickford
  • 23Coleman
  • 22Godfrey
  • 4HolgateBooked at 62mins
  • 12Digne
  • 19RodríguezSubstituted forDaviesat 86′minutes
  • 6AllanBooked at 55mins
  • 21André GomesSubstituted forDelphat 66′minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 7RicharlisonSubstituted forMinaat 89′minutes
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 10G Sigurdsson


  • 8Delph
  • 11King
  • 13Mina
  • 17Iwobi
  • 18Nkounkou
  • 20Bernard
  • 26Davies
  • 33Olsen
  • 34Broadhead

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