Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic holds his nerve to end Arsenal’s winning run

So the winning run has been curtailed at 11. Arsenal’s resurgent streak in all competitions was checked in this corner of south London by an aggressive and energetic Crystal Palace team whose first home goals of the season, both from the penalty spot, left the visitors clutching merely a point for their efforts. That, in truth, felt sufficient reward given Unai Emery’s side had only played in fits and starts. They departed rather bruised by the whole experience.

Perhaps they had not seen it coming given how obliging Palace have proved on home turf in recent times. As it was, having recovered a deficit to secure a lead with two goals in four second-half minutes, Arsenal were only eight minutes from prevailing yet again when Wilfried Zaha, pesky throughout, bamboozled Granit Xhaka with a blur of step-overs and eventually coaxed a lunge from the Swiss. Down went Zaha and Luka Milivojevic, for the second time in the afternoon, thumped in the resultant penalty.

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