Merseyside giants Everton  have ended their winless streak in the Premier League following the win over Arsenal at the Goodison Park on Monday night. It was the first win in nine Premier League outings for the Toffees.


Everton went into the Arsenal game on the back of an eight-game winless run and a five-point deficit over the relegation zone. The Merseyside giants had to do it the hard way after they came from a goal down at the half-time break to score two second half goals in the space of ten minutes to seal a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Gunners.

Arsenal took the lead on the stroke of half-time thanks to Norwegian international Martin Odegaard off the assist from Scotland left-hand  Kieran Tierney. Odegaardscored his second goal in as many Premier League games to give Arsenal the lead. His strike gave the Gunners an advantage at the interval. However, it was not enough to take the three points after hosts Everton scored two goals within ten second half minutes.

In the second half, the Evertonattack put pressure on the Arsenal defence in search of the equaliserand they were rewarded in the 80th minute through Brazil international Richarlison. The ex-Watford scored the first of the two Everton goals via a header from the rebound off the shot from Demarai Gray which came back off the crossbar. Gray then scored the winning goal  in the 92nd minute off the assist from AbdoulayeDoucoure. The £1.5m summer signing from German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen scored the winning goal with a 20-yard shot that deflected off the post and into the back of the net.

Everton have now moved eight points clear of the dreaded relegation zone after the late win over the Gunners. The Toffees move four places up the Premier League table to 12th place with 18 points from 15 games, while opponents Arsenal stay in 7th place with 23 points.