Leandro Trossard’s second-half strike secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Arsenal against Everton as the Gunners ended a 10-game winless run at Goodison Park.
It came after a controversially-disallowed Martinelli strike in the first half, when Eddie Nketiah was found to be fractionally offside by VAR earlier in the passage of play, despite the ball only reaching him via a heavy deflection off Everton striker Beto.
Beto’s intervention drastically altered the course of Gabriel Magalhaes’ sideways pass, but PGMOL rules state that a deflection must be deliberate, which is defined as a player having control of the ball, and Beto was deemed not to be in control.
Arsenal continued to probe, however, with Trossard’s first Premier League goal of the season eventually clinching a long-awaited Goodison victory which moves the Gunners up to fourth while continuing Everton’s winless start to the campaign.
Source: Sky Sports