Cyprus Mail
Premier League

Everton held by Arsenal as new boss Ancelotti watches on

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action with Everton's Mason Holgate

Everton were held to a 0-0 home draw by Arsenal on Saturday in a dull Premier League clash, which took a back seat to both clubs naming new managers in a bid to revive their fortunes.

Carlo Ancelotti, named as the new Everton manager barely an hour before the kickoff, got a first glimpse of the Toffees from the directors’ box as did Arsenal’s new head coach Mikel Arteta who was appointed by the Gunners on Friday.

A battle of outgoing caretakers – Everton’s Duncan Ferguson and Arsenal’s Freddie Ljungberg – failed to produce any fireworks with Everton having the upper hand in a tepid first half.

Gylfi Sigurdsson hit the side-netting from a free kick and striker Cenk Tosun could not get any direction on a sharp low cross by Tom Davies as the home side dictated proceedings.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produced a superb reflex save to deny Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from close range shortly after the break before an almighty goalmouth scramble nearly resulted in an own goal at the other end.

Neither side could find a breakthrough in the closing stages with Arsenal packing their defence to deal with a flurry of Everton crosses into their penalty area.



Related posts

Olympics to begin in July 2021

Reuters News Service

Red Bull chief suggested drivers should deliberately catch coronavirus

Press Association

Former Turkey keeper Rustu Recber in hospital with coronavirus

Reuters News Service

Man City’s Gundogan says Liverpool deserve title if season cancelled

Reuters News Service

UEFA president admits that current season may not finish

Reuters News Service

‘We’ll be stronger than ever in 2021’ – Naomi Osaka

Reuters News Service