Summary

  1. Victory moves Arsenal up to third
  2. Liverpool beat Man City 2-1 at Anfield
  3. Man City remain five points behind Chelsea

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By Gary Rose and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Are Everton in a relegation battle? Roberto Martinez's side have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches (W1 D4 L6) and while they are six points above the relegation zone, that gap could soon get smaller if they don't start picking up wins soon...

Player reaction

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, speaking to BT Sport: "We knew we had to bounce back, we knew Everton would come at us as they tend to do.

"We had to be careful of them hitting us on the break, especially after Wednesday night's lesson. Going into the break 1-0 up was a big boost for us and we were able to control things more in the second half."

Player reaction

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, speaking to BT Sport: "Arsene Wenger gave me the possibility to bounce back. We wanted to do that together and I think we did well this afternoon. We started on the front foot and pressed them high.

"We will take things step-by-step. We just want to focus on our games, we just need to keep doing what we are doing."

Manager reaction

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, speaking about Olivier Giroud: "I defended Olivier Giroud because nobody misses chances on purpose. Everyone misses chances and even if strikers don't score if you finish 0-0 it is still a good result. He deserved his goal today."

Manager reaction

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Sport: "We were focused, it was a mentally determined performance. You could see we suffered on Wednesday night against Monaco and that was still in our mind but we were patient, that got us a good chance and we got a good win today.

"We were a bit cautious. We just wanted to do our job and win. I am very happy with the mental aspect of our response. With the ball we could do better but the win was the focus today. We just needed the win because the result was very significant for the rest of the season.

"It is tight at the top of the table. It is down to consistency."

Manager reaction

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez, speaking to BBC Sport: "We didn't deserve the scoreline that is for sure. I thought we did many good things. It was disappointing to concede from a dead-ball situation, that is the last thing you want to do when you come to places like this but in the second half we were terrific. We created very good chances, pushed Arsenal back, but unfortunately they got a deflected goal. It has been a reflection of our season really.

"It will take a bit of momentum in terms of results. If you get two or three wins everything changes. We have not had any momentum this season and that is reflected in the points tally but all we can do is get ready for the next game, try to discover that momentum and finish the season as strongly as we can."

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Arsenal 2-0 Everton

James in Glasgow: Been a good response today from the Gunners after Monaco. What a fight it's going to be for a Champions League place next season. Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool. Choose any two from three.

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Never too late...

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

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With all the brouhaha about Arsenal's defeat by Monaco, it is easy to forget just how brilliant their league form has been recently.

Late title push on the cards?

Championship full-time

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

It is also all over in today's Championship game as goals from Bradley Johnson and Lewis Grabban secure Norwich a league double over local rivals Ipswich.

City move up to third in the table with the win.

Premier League table

As it stands

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Not a vintage display by Arsenal, but one that goes some way to making up for their limp display against Monaco in midweek. Importantly, it keeps them firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish as they move up to third with 51 points, three clear of fifth-place Liverpool.

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Jonathan Pearce

BBC Match of the Day commentator at Emirates Stadium

"Arsenal were made to work extremely hard for this win and Everton will feel hard done by that they did not come out of the game with a point. Arsenal get the win and keep the pressure on for a top-four finish."

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Luke Garbutt's cross deflects behind and Everton win a corner. Garbutt takes it, but the ball is headed away by Santi Cazorla.

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Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Niall ODonnell: Great substitution by Arsene.

Prajwal Panday: Give Francis Coquelin a medal already!

EPM: Could Roberto Martinez win the Europa League but take Everton down?

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Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Everton look out of fight with Arsenal storming forward for a third. Santi Cazorla tries to wriggle his way though the defence to get a shot off, but his run is blocked, before Tim Howard bats away Tomas Rosicky's drive.

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Hope for Everton? There will be SEVEN minutes of stoppage time, most of those as a result of Francis Coquelin's injuries.

Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Francois Coquelin goes off with a bloody nose
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Moments before that game Francis Coquelin, who has been in a right old battle today, had to go off with a bloodied nose, with Calum Chambers replacing him.

GOAL

Arsenal 2-0 Everton - Tomas Rosicky

Tomas Rosicky celebrates
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Surely there is no way back now for Everton as Tomas Rosicky scores Arsenal's second. For the first time, Mesut Ozil is left alone on the left and he sweeps the ball to Rosicky on the edge of the area and his low drive deflects off the unfortunate Phil Jagielka and into the net.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Danny Welbeck has four minutes plus injury time to find a second for Arsenal as the striker is sent on by Arsene Wenger for Alexis Sanchez.

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Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Dale Whelan: Roberto Martinez keeps starting with three defensive midfielders. Why? Let's be more creative. Use Darron Gibson - he's different class.

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Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Arsenal have everyone back except for Olivier Giroud as Everton try to force an opening. The Gunners look quite happy to let them have the ball, though, as Everton stroke the ball from right to left, before Luke Garbutt fires in a cross that David Ospina punches clear.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Third and final change for Everton as midfielder Darron Gibson comes on for Gareth Barry.

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Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Arsenal fans want Theo Walcott on the pitch but the forward stays on the bench for now as Tomas Rosicky comes on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Eight minutes to go.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Arsenal, though, have a glorious chance for a second that would surely kill the game off as they win possession inside the Everton half and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain runs towards the area with Mesut Ozil in support. Oxlade-Chamberlain slides a pass to the German, who takes too long to shoot and Phil Jagielka is across to deflect the shot over.

Coutinho a phenomenon - Mario

Liverpool 2-1 Man City

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Liverpool's former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli on Instagram: "Question: How was the game today? Answer: Phil Coutinho FENOMENO. (Thanks to City fans always in my heart.)

Now my Italian isn't greatest, but I'd imagine 'fenomeno' roughly translates to 'phenomenon'...

YELLOW CARD

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

A shockingly poor pass by Gabriel Paulista gifts possession to Aaron Lennon midway inside the Arsenal area and Laurent Koscielny goes in heavy to prevent the winger racing through, picking up a yellow as a result. He won't be happy with his defensive partner for forcing him to commit the foul in the first place.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Still no changes for Arsenal as Everton make a second change of the game - Steven Naismith coming on for Muhamed Besic.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Everton striker Romalu Lukaku
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This is a good away performance by Everton. They've posed an attacking threat and have also got things mostly right defensively with Arsenal's creative players rarely given a moment's rest.

Alexis Sanchez has the ball on the left, but immediately has two Everton players for company and he can't find a way through. Moments later, Ross Barkley shoots high over for the Toffees.

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Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Ian, Whitley Bay: Re Abdul Said at 51 mins: So Jose Mourinho's Chelsea would have to lose four of their remaining 12 games - 33% of them? Got to admire the guy's optimism (even if one of those matches is at the Emirates)!

Ewan, Portsmouth: Is it possible Arsenal could catch Manchester City and nip second? We have a reasonable fixture list...

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CLOSE!

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

David Ospina is certainly earning his pay packet today as he denies Everton again. This time, Seamus Coleman gets the better of Kieran Gibbs on the right, cuts the ball back for Aaron Lennon, whose first-time shot is held by Ospina.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Francis Coquelin is made of tough stuff as he shakes off that knock and play is back under way.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Francois Coquelin lies injured
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There's a break in play as Francis Coquelin is down receiving treatment after a nasty clash of heads with Olivier Giroud. With Everton pressing, losing Coquelin's defensive qualities at this point of the game would be a real blow for Arsenal.

GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Arsenal could certainly do with some magic from Santi Cazorla because Everton are definitely not out of this, only a fine save by David Ospina denying them an equaliser as the Gunners' keeper tips over Romelu Lukaku's fierce drive at the near post.

Championship latest

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

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The clock ticks past the hour mark in the East Anglia derby - and Norwich are well on course to earn the bragging rights.

The Canaries double their lead through Lewis Grabban and look set to soar to third in the Championship table.

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Arsenal 1-0 Everton

David Ljunggren: Part of Everton's problem seems to be that Gareth Barry is really slowing down. He runs as if his boots are made of concrete.

Pete Cash: A second goal would be nice...

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Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Beautiful football from Arsenal as they threaten for the first time in this half. Santi Cazorla comes inside from the right, plays a one-two with Olivier Giroud before launching a shot just over.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

And on comes on-loan Tottenham man Aaron Lennon to the predictable sound of boos from Arsenal fans. He replaces Kevin Mirallas.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Ross Barkley is allowed to run at the Arsenal defence and gets to the edge of the area, where Gabriel Paulista makes the decision to stick in a boot and get the ball clear. Aaron Lennon is warming up for the away side.

Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Seamus Coleman tackles Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is having a great game both defensively and offensively and, after setting up Olivier Giroud, he is back in the Arsenal box to deflect away Seamus Coleman's attempted cross.

Everton are enjoying 55% of the possession, surely the pressure will tell eventually?