Arsenal vs Crystal Palace live score and result updates: Premier League latest as Lacazette scores late equaliser
Patrick Vieira’s return to Arsenal ended in late heartbreak as his Crystal Palace were denied all three points by a 95th minute equaliser from substitute Alexandre Lacazette.
Palace looked to have held on for all three points after turning the game on its head in the second-half; goals from Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard put them 2-1 up after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s early opener, before Lacazette’s last-minute intervention rescued a point.
The home side were looking for another fast start after their first-half blitz in their last home game against Tottenham, and were ahead after just eight minutes when Nicolas Pepe’s curling shot rebounded straight to Aubameyang who dispatched from a tight angle.
The visitors then had the better of the chances, as Benteke and Edouard missed good opportunities to equalise before Aaron Ramsdale saved brilliantly from Conor Gallagher on the stroke of half-time.
It didn’t take long for Palace to equalise as Jordan Ayew pounced on a mistake from Thomas Partey and fed Benteke, who dispatched with ease after 50 minutes.
Ramsdale then tipped over a shot from Ayew but probably should have done better for Palace’s second goal; more poor concentration this time from Lokonga saw him robbed of the ball in midfield and Edouard punished the substitute with a drive that beat Ramsdale via the underside of the bar.
Lacazette’s introduction just before Palace’s second goal gave the home side energy and drive, and his flick on nearly led to the equaliser when Kieran Tierney’s strike cannoned off the bar late on.
The Frenchman did find the equaliser, though, as he smashed home a last-gap leveller after Ben White’s strike was saved by Vicente Guaita to deny Patrick Vieira and Crystal Palace a famous win.
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