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Palace snatch late draw to end Arsenal's 11-game winning run

Luka Milivojevic scoring the penalty

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot to earn his side a dramatic draw against Arsenal and end the Gunners' 11-game winning run.

The Serb smashed in a late equaliser after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's controversial goal had put the visitors ahead after the break.

Milivojevic scored the opener in the first half after Shkodran Mustafi brought down Cheikhou Kouyate.

Granit Xhaka's sublime free-kick had drawn Arsenal level at 1-1.

Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Xhaka in the box with seven minutes to go and Milivojevic drilled his spot-kick to Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno's right corner, having also beaten him on that side in the first half.

Earlier in the second half, the ball appeared to brush Alexandre Lacazette's hand before it fell at the back post to Aubameyang, who poked home off the inside of the post - with the ball going over the line by just 9mm.

Xhaka's stunning curler had cancelled out Milivojevic's opener - which was Palace's first goal at home this season - but the Arsenal midfielder brought down Zaha to give away the late penalty.

Zaha also hit the outside of the post before the break, while Andros Townsend dragged a shot wide.

Palace substitute Max Meyer struck over the bar from close range later in the second half and Alex Iwobi's deflected shot flew wide.

Arsenal remain fourth in the Premier League table, a point behind Manchester City, while Palace move up to 14th and three points above the relegation zone.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 13Hennessey
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 5Tomkins
  • 12Sakho
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forPuncheonat 88'minutes
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forMeyerat 61'minutes
  • 10Townsend
  • 14J AyewBooked at 8minsSubstituted forSørlothat 64'minutes
  • 11Zaha

Substitutes

  • 7Meyer
  • 9Sørloth
  • 15Schlupp
  • 31Guaita
  • 34Kelly
  • 42Puncheon
  • 44Riedewald

Arsenal

  • 19Leno
  • 2BellerínSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 20Mustafi
  • 16Holding
  • 34Xhaka
  • 11Torreira
  • 29GuendouziBooked at 90mins
  • 17Iwobi
  • 10ÖzilSubstituted forWelbeckat 68'minutes
  • 14AubameyangSubstituted forRamseyat 78'minutes
  • 9Lacazette

Substitutes

  • 1Cech
  • 5Papastathopoulos
  • 7Mkhitaryan
  • 8Ramsey
  • 12Lichtsteiner
  • 23Welbeck
  • 55Smith-Rowe
Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamArsenal
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Arsenal 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Arsenal 2.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic tries a through ball, but James Tomkins is caught offside.

Booking

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal).

Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

Attempt missed. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.

Foul by Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal).

Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Arsenal 2. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal).

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Arsenal).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Arsenal).

Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Torreira (Arsenal).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.

Attempt blocked. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Attempt missed. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Danny Welbeck replaces Mesut Özil.

Attempt missed. Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Attempt missed. James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) hits the left post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Alexander Sørloth replaces Jordan Ayew.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Arsenal).

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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