Arsenal vs Everton LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Abdoulaye Doucoure challenges Declan Rice at the Emirates Stadium (Action Images via Reuters)

Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Everton proved in vain as their hopes of a first Premier League title for 20 years were crushed on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta’s side began the day needing a win and for Manchester City to fail to beat West Ham United — a scenario that few inside The Emirates Stadium believed would happen.

All hope looked lost when Idrissa Gueye’s deflected free kick put Everton in front and City led 2-0 but Takehiro Tomiyasu levelled before halftime at around the same time that West Ham halved the deficit at City.

Kai Havertz fired home Arsenal’s winner late meaning they ended the season with six successive victories but they had to settle for the runners-up spot for the second successive season as City wrapped up a record fourth consecutive title by beating West Ham 3-1.

Arsenal ended with 89 points to City’s 91.

Arsenal FC 2 – 1 Everton FC

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Arsenal secure a 2-1 victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium after a late winner. The Gunners went behind in the first half as Gueye’s deflected free-kick found its way into the far corner after it struck the head of Rice in the wall. It took Arteta’s side just a few minutes to find an equaliser after Tomiyasu arrived on the edge of the box to fire home, with the two teams going into the break at 1-1. Arsenal continued to dominate in the second half, creating 2.89 expected goals to Everton’s 0.5 throughout the whole game, but they left it late to score the winner. Havertz pounced inside the box after some excellent work from Odegaard before firing into the back of the net. Despite securing the three points, the Premier League title will head to the Etihad Stadium after Manchester City won 3-1 at home to West Ham. It was an eventful final day, and the Gunners did everything they could to give themselves a chance. That’s all for today, goodbye!

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FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 2-1 EVERTON

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Arsenal have a free-kick in a dangerous position with Zinchenko standing over it. He looks to take it quickly and he attempts to catch Pickford out, but the England international makes a superb stop. The referee has ordered him to retake it, and the Gunners play it short.

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Despite the late goal from the Gunners, Man City remain in front at the Etihad, meaning they are currently two points clear of Arsenal in the final few minutes. It’s going to take a miracle from West Ham for Arteta and his team to be able to lift the title.

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The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of five minutes of added time.

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Substitution Abdoulaye Doucouré Norberto Bercique Gomes Betuncal

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Assist Martin Ødegaard

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As things stand, the Premier League title will be heading to Manchester City. Guardiola’s side are currently 3-1 up at the Etihad stadium, but Arsenal still need to find a winner too.

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Arsenal have a corner as Branthwaite heads behind, and Rice will take. It’s delivered to the front post, but Tarkowski rises above his marker to head away. The Gunners come forward again and Jesus sends a curling effort towards the top corner, but Branthwaite superbly heads it over the bar.

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Everton have bodies forward as they counter-attack through Chermiti, but Rice makes a superb challenge to win it back. Arsenal go up the other end and Odegaard finds Martinelli inside the penalty area, but his cross into the danger zone is cleared.

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Havertz is the latest player to receive a booking for the Gunners.

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Off the bar! Martinelli looks to take on Young on the right-hand side of the box, and he floats a delivery to the back post. Smith Rowe arrives and he strikes it on the volley, but it bounces off the post and away from danger! The Gunners are pushing to find an equaliser!

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McNeil makes a foul on Odegaard just outside of the penalty area, and Arsenal will now have a chance to fill the box from a free-kick. The Norwegian midfielder is standing over it and it’s delivered to the middle, but Onana rises highest to win the header.

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Arteta makes another alteration as Arsenal chase a goal, with Jesus on for Trossard.

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Martinelli is picked out on the right-hand side and he looks to take on McNeil, before finding Timber in the centre. Arsenal keep possession as Rice looks to pick out Martinelli, but McNeil is there to intercept and head away.

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Substitution Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin Youssef Ramalho Chermiti

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As Everton look to break away, Timber makes a reckless challenge on McNeil, and he receives a booking.

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What a chance! The ball breaks to Odegaard inside the Everton penalty area, and he sends a powerful strike towards goal, but a mixture of Pickford and Branthwaite somehow keep it out. Smith Rowe looks to turn in the rebound, but Gueye makes a strong block to deny him.

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Partey will also be replaced for Arsenal, with Smith Rowe entering the fray.

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Substitution Benjamin William White Jurriën David Norman Timber

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Yellow Card Declan Rice

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Martinelli cuts inside from the right and delivers a dangerous cross to the back post. Havertz is there to meet it unmarked and he heads towards goal, but it cannons off the post! The assistant referee had his flag up, so it wouldn’t have counted.

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Everton break away as Calvert-Lewin, who has drifted to the left touchline, cuts inside onto his stronger foot. He approaches the penalty area and sends a powerful effort towards goal, but Raya makes a diving save to deny him.

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The Gunners are continuing to dominate the possession in the second half, keeping 61.4 per cent of the ball, but they have struggled to create anything meaningful. Arteta’s side have produced just one shot since the break and have failed to test Pickford between the sticks.

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Arteta makes the change, with Zinchenko coming on to replace the injured Gabriel.

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After his earlier incident with Doucoure, Gabriel has gone down and he now requires treatment. There’s some activity on the Arsenal bench, and it looks as though Arteta is considering making a change, with Zinchenko getting ready to enter the fray.

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Everton look to counter-attack as Gueye drives with the ball through the middle, and he picks out Garner on the right. The Toffees have plenty of bodies forward, but the move breaks down as they opt to recycle possession rather than take any risks.

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Doucoure is involved in an altercation with Gabriel, and he receives a yellow.

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Branthwaite fails to deal with a header over the top of the defence by Partey, and Havertz has a chance to race through on goal. He approaches the penalty area and has an opportunity to shoot, but Branthwaite makes a superb last-ditch challenge, poking it back to Pickford.

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Yellow Card James Alan Tarkowski

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Coleman fires a pass into the feet of Onana who turns and Everton have an ideal opportunity to counter-attack. He looks to pick out McNeil to his left, but the winger isn’t on the same wavelength and slips, and the Gunners regain possession.

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Onana gets the second half under way for Everton at the Emirates!

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According to Opta’s live win probability calculator, Arsenal currently have a 47.2 per cent chance of winning, with a draw at 36.8 per cent and an Everton victory at 16 per cent. Dyche’s side have created 0.46 expected goals, but have only managed three touches inside the opposition box, so the former Burnley manager will want to see more from his team in the second half. Although Arteta will be pleased with how they’ve dominated proceedings, they desperately need to find their second goal. With Man City currently leading, Guardiola’s side will be the ones lifting the Premier League title as things stand. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see some early changes after half-time from Arteta, especially with the likes of Jesus waiting on the bench.

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Arsenal and Everton go into the break level at 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have looked the more threatening, creating 1.17 expected goals (xG), but the Toffees have been resolute at the back. Arteta’s men should have opened the scoring through Tomiyasu after he arrived unmarked in the six-yard box, but he failed to find the target with a header. Dyche’s side broke the deadlock through Gueye, shortly after Calvert-Lewin had struck the post, as his free-kick deflected off Rice before flying into the back of the net. It didn’t take long for Arsenal to find an equaliser, as Tomiyasu made up for his earlier miss by powering his shot into the bottom corner after some good work by Odegaard.

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HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 1-1 EVERTON

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It’s been a dominant display from Arsenal so far, but they will have to be wary of the threat of Everton on the break. The Gunners have managed 27 touches inside the opposition box, producing 10 shots, with three of these being on target.

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Elsewhere, West Ham have pulled one back against Man City, meaning Guardiola’s side are now only ahead by a single goal. It has given the supporters inside the stadium a huge lift, but the Gunners need to play their part and secure the victory.

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The fourth official has indicated that there will be a minimum of seven minutes of added time at the end of the first half.

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The goal from Everton hasn’t impacted the atmosphere here at the Emirates, with the supporters still urging on their team as they now push for an equaliser. The Gunners are still in this game, but they will be hoping for a favour from West Ham in order to give them a chance of lifting the title.

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Assist Martin Ødegaard

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Goal Idrissa Gana Gueye

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Yellow Card Thomas Teye Partey

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Martinelli has gone down inside the Everton penalty area after a strong challenge from Tarkowski. The tough defender won the ball, but it looks as though he’s injured the Brazilian forward, who is struggling at the moment. The medical team are on the pitch giving treatment, and there’s going to be a delay.

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The Gunners are enjoying a spell of possession now as Odegaard receives it outside the box, and he whips a dangerous delivery to the back post. Rice wins the initial header, but he fails to find a team-mate and Tarkowski is able to clear from danger.

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Chance for the Toffees! Everton break down the left-hand side as Gueye picks out Calvert-Lewin inside the box. He works it onto his right and looks to catch Raya out with a quick shot, but he strikes the post! He follows up with another strike as he collects the rebound, but he slams it into the side netting!

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Onana has now gone down for Everton off the ball and he’s receiving treatment from the medical team. It’s a chance for both teams to enjoy a water break, with the managers giving instructions to their respective players on the sideline. After a short delay, Onana is back on his feet and is going to continue.

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Havertz is played in over the top and he looks to take on Tarkowski inside the penalty area, cutting in onto his left before striking towards goal, but Branthwaite is there to block the shot. Arsenal regain possession, and Doucoure makes a foul on Partey with the referee awarding a free-kick.

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Havertz breaks down the left in space and he carries the ball towards the penalty area. He floats a delivery to the back post where Martinelli has arrived to try and head towards goal, but Young stays composed and nods it back to Pickford between the sticks.

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Trossard finds Rice down the left-hand side and he plays the ball off Doucoure and it’s a corner to Arsenal. Rice will deliver and he sends a cross towards the front post, but Branthwaite is fouled and it’s an Everton free-kick. Man City have now doubled their lead with Foden scoring a brace.

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Gueye has gone down for Everton with an injury, and the medical team are on the pitch to give him treatment. He looks in some discomfort, and it will be interesting to see whether Dyche decides to make a change. The midfielder was fouled by Havertz just a few moments before.

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A ball over the top of the Arsenal defence finds Doucoure and Saliba fails to deal with it. It falls to Calvert-Lewin, and he’s fouled just outside the penalty area and Everton will have a free-kick. Calvert-Lewin takes it, but Gabriel stays strong in the wall and heads it away.

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What a save! Martinelli drives towards the penalty area and bursts past Branthwaite before entering the box. He works it onto his right and strikes at goal, but Pickford makes a superb save before Tarkowski arrives to clear away from danger. The Gunners are pushing for the opener.

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Saliba picks out Martinelli on the right and he drives into the box before finding Odegaard. He floats a delivery towards the back post and Trossard looks to volley it across goal. It deflects off Coleman, but Pickford reacts well to put it behind for a corner. Rice will take and it’s whipped to the back post, but the Everton goalkeeper punches clear.

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Everton make a mistake at the back as Branthwaite’s pass is intercepted, and it falls to Rice on the edge of the penalty area. He strikes towards goal and it’s heading for the bottom corner, but Pickford gets down to his left to make a comfortable save.

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McNeil delivers a cross into the penalty area but Partey is there to receive it, and he can’t get it under control before putting it behind for a corner. McNeil will take and he delivers to the back post. Tarkowski wins the initial header, but Raya comes off his line to collect. Elsewhere, Man City have taken the lead, meaning they will win the title as it stands.

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Chance for Arsenal! Rice receives the ball on the right-hand side of the box and he delivers towards the back post. Tomiyasu arrives unmarked inside the six-yard box, but he can’t direct his header on target! It’s a let-off for Everton as their defenders failed to pick him up.

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Odegaard plays a throughball to Havertz on the right-hand side and he looks to deliver into the penalty area, but Branthwaite is there to put it behind for a corner. Odegaard will take and he crosses to the front post, but Calvert-Lewin rises highest to head away from danger.

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Arsenal are dominating the possession in the early stages of the game, as expected, and the atmosphere is electric inside the Emirates Stadium. The supporters are urging their team on as the fight to lift the Premier League title later today, hoping Manchester City fail to win.

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Rice gets the game under way for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium!

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The players are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.

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Meanwhile, Sean Dyche has named an unchanged side from Everton’s win over Sheffield United last time out. Despite not having much to play for, the former Burnley manager has gone with a strong squad.

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Mikel Arteta has made just one change from Arsenal’s previous fixture. Bukayo Saka has picked up an injury so he is unable to play any part, and he is replaced by Martinelli in attack.

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EVERTON SUBS: Michael Keane, Joao Virginia, Beto, Ben Godfrey, Youssef Chermiti, Billy Crellin, Lewis Warrington, Mackenzie Hunt, Lewis Dobbin.

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EVERTON (4-4-1-1): Jordan Pickford; Ashley Young, Jarrad Branthwaite, James Tarkowski, Seamus Coleman; Dwight McNeil, Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gueye, James Garner; Abdoulaye Doucoure; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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ARSENAL SUBS: Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe, Jurrien Timber, Eddie Nketiah, Jakub Kiwior, Jorginho, Fabio Vieira, Oleksandr Zinchenko.

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ARSENAL (4-3-3): David Raya; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Ben White; Declan Rice, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard; Gabriel Martinelli, Kai Havertz, Leandro Trossard.

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Everton are winless in their last 10 Premier League away games (D4 L6), failing to score more than once in any of these. It’s their longest run without an away win under the same manager since a run of 12 under Ronald Koeman between February and October 2017. No side have lost their final game of the Premier League season more often than Everton (14). However, they beat Bournemouth 1-0 last season, and are looking to win their final game in consecutive campaigns for the first time since a run of five between 2007-08 and 2011-12. The Toffees have little to play for after securing their safety a few weeks ago, but they will want to ensure they finish in 15th place above Brentford.

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Arsenal go into the final day of the Premier League still in with a chance of winning the title, although they are relying on Manchester City’s result against West Ham. The last team, however, to win the top-flight title starting the final day off the top of the table was Arsenal in 1988-89, beating Liverpool at Anfield. The Gunners have won their final Premier League game of the season more often than any other side (22, including the last 12 in a row), also having the best win rate in such matches in the competition (71%). Indeed, they’ve not lost their final game of the season since 2004-05 (1-2 vs Birmingham City), and not at home since 1992-93 (1-3 vs Tottenham).

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium!

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Follow all the goals and latest action from the Premier League here with The Independent. Team news and line-ups coming up shortly…

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Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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