LIVERPOOL, England (AP) – Demarai Gray hit the back of the goal with his long-range shot in the second minute of injury time, as Everton beat Arsenal 2-1 on Monday, ending a streak of eight. games without a win in the English Premier League.
The full-back cut from the left and hit the ball hard to send it into the back of the net, completing Everton’s somersault that began with Richarlison’s tying goal in the 79th minute. This sparked jubilation at Goodison Park on the same day that some fans staged a small protest inside the stadium against the club’s officials.RELATED
It seemed that Martin Odegaard’s volley within the second minute of the first period addition would give victory to Arsenal, who were looking to return to fifth place in the standings with victory.
The home team were lucky after two goals from Richarlison – a header in the 43rd minute and a low shot in the 57th minute – were ruled out of place by VAR.
The Brazilian forward kept trying and won the award by scoring on the rebound after a powerful shot by Gray that goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale cleared off the crossbar.
It was Everton’s first win since Sept. 25 and puts the team eight points above the relegation zone.
At 27 minutes into the game, a section of the Everton stands left their places to show their annoyance with the board because the team has been 27 years without winning a trophy.
Some of the supporters were seen heading towards the exit as the match continued.