Everton’s revival continued on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in front of 2,000 fans at Goodison Park.
A Rob Holding own goal and Yerry Mina strike on the stroke of halftime were enough to ensure that Nicolas Pepe’s first-half penalty counted for nothing.
Everton took the lead after 22 minutes when former Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi crossed the ball into the box where it bounced off the head of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and then Holding before entering the net.
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Arsenal levelled on 35 minutes when Tom Davies brought down Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the box and a penalty was awarded. Pepe sent Jordan Pickford the wrong way before placing the ball in the bottom left corner.
However, Arsenal’s triumph only lasted for 10 minutes. Everton won a corner which Gylfi Sigurdsson took. Mina jumped above the Arsenal defence and headed it past Bernd Leno at the near post.
Arsenal improved in the second half but were unable to find a score to level the game.
The result puts Everton second in the table while Arsenal remain in 15th.