A howler from Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno gifted Everton a crucial win in their bid for a Champions League place.
Everton were without a win in six games in all competitions but have now moved to within three points of the top four.
While the game can hardly be termed as a classic, it was a memorable night for the Toffees who triumphed at Arsenal in the league for the first time since 1996.
Arsenal created a few good opportunities, but Everton’s defence was resolute. In the 76th minute, Everton forward Richarlison tried to roll a pass across the six-yard box, which should have been a routine save for Leno.
However, the ball slipped through the Arsenal keeper’s hands and rolled into the net.
Gylfi Sigurdsson came close to scoring for the visitors when his 30-yard free-kick hit the bar. Everton players took to Twitter after the game to express their reactions:
tres puntos que son muy importantes. 👌🏼 seguimos sumando en todo sentido. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/e2H9ul3SJE
— James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) April 23, 2021
Back to winning ways🤘🏽🔵 pic.twitter.com/g8Hl0wxCr6
— Ben Godfrey (@BenG0dfrey) April 23, 2021
📱Mason Holgate’s latest Instagram post pic.twitter.com/a9MvERfZzK
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) April 23, 2021
Dance if you wanna dance, please brother take a chance… 🕺😂 pic.twitter.com/VJEkIuvXKD
— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) April 23, 2021
It’s not always pretty but a great win and performance from the boys. Felt so good to be back 🔋🦋 pic.twitter.com/qPC98yWn0X
— Dominic Calvert-Lewin (@CalvertLewin14) April 23, 2021
Important win 💪🏻💙 keep going 😎 pic.twitter.com/u7aWDvlK52
— Lucas Digne (@LucasDigne) April 23, 2021
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti also shared a message for the fans after the win.
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) April 23, 2021
Everton are now back in the top-four race, but they need to maintain the consistency in their remaining six games.
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