The Selhurst Park was all set to witness a great game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on 28th December 2017.

Alex Sanchez

(Newswire.net — December 29, 2017) — This Premier League Match was special for fans as well as for the team. In fact, it was the 810th Premier League match of Arsenal’s in charge Arsene Wenger. Now, he has matched Sir Alex Ferguson’s record. Also, it was vital to draw Arsenal level with Tottenham in the points table. It was a thrilling competition between these two teams. Hence, the betting market was too active. The Energybet Promo Code helped many betters to get rewards. 

Previous game between both teams

In the last season, the home team Crystal Palace badly crushed Arsenal with 3-0. So, the expectation was high with Crystal Palace as it was their home ground. However, Arsenal fans were confident about their team as well.

The first half

Right from the beginning of the match, Arsenal intent was crystal-clear. They wanted to level up the last defeat on this ground. Also, their performance for the last five consecutive matches wasn’t impressive. In fact, they have won only one game while four games ended as draws. The Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi scored the first goal. The opening goal came as a volley from a tight angle after twenty-five minutes of the game. The first half ended with Arsenal as the leading team.

The second half

However, the Arsenal’s happing met an interruption as an equalizing goal from Crystal Palace after forty-nine minutes. It was by the Andros Townsend. Undoubtedly, it brought thrills in the game. The goal assist was from Jeffrey Schlupp.

Soon, Arsenal scored and maintained their lead after sixty minutes of gameplay. It was the Alexis Sanchez this time. The Arsenal midfielder scored again right after four minutes consecutively. It turned out to be the decisive goal and Jack Wilshere as the match winner. Wilshere made a lofty-pass to him which he softened on thighs. For scoring this final goal after sixty-six minutes of gameplay, he then dodged James Tomkin.

The match was heading as a clear Arsenal victory. However, the host didn’t give up. James Tomkin scored a goal after eighty-nine minutes of gameplay. Now, this brought some life into the game. Fans were now expecting some late drama in the game. In fact, it could have been a level-pegging. The referee signaled four minutes of extra time. Arsenal had the ball. The Crystal Palace fans were expecting an equalizer. However, it didn’t happen. It ended with arsenal victory with 3-2. Also, they earned three points for it. Now, they are at the sixth position in the points table right after Tottenham.

Some game stats

The Arsenal’s midfielder, Jack Wilshere got the man of the match award. His sublime goal assist for Sanchez second goal turned out to be the conclusive goal. The forward Zaha from Crystal Palace and the defender Chambers from Arsenal got booked with yellow cards. Also, Arsenal had 65 percent ball possessions while Crystal Palace only had 35 percent.

Unquestionably, it was a thrilling game that ended in Arsenal’s favor. The professional betters were furiously placing bets on it. Some newbies utilized Energybet promo code for betting rewards.

 

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