16 August 2015

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal: Vote for Player Ratings/MotM

A first half that was both scintillating and frustrating in equal parts saw Olivier Giroud score a brilliant goal only for Crystal palace to equalise ten minutes later, very much against the run of play. Arsenal looked dominant to that point but spurned far too many chances to put Palace away. An own-goal ten minutes into the second half ended the scoring as Arsenal settled into a more-defensive mindset while Palace tried in vain to earn the draw. It wasn't quite as convincing a fight as we might have hoped after the opening-season loss, but it's three points earned away, and that's always a good thing. Get down to the poll to rate our players!