A tremendous effort was put in the match as both sides of the team play on an equal average possession, who surrendered possession and territory for so much of the match before launching a late raid to grab an equaliser. Alexis Sanchez had given the Gunners the lead, heading home Danny Welbeck’s floated pass in first-half injury time. However, Palace picked up a bonus point when Bolasie’s low drive squirmed beyond the diving Cech to find the back of the net.
The result means Arsenal remain in fourth place in the Premier League table, four clear of Manchester United with both teams having five games to play. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are now nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Arsenal 1 – 1 Crystal Palace – Match Highlights
- 45′ 1-0 Sanchez, the first opener goal just before the half-time.
- 82′ 1-1 Bolasie, a late equaliser as Crystal Palace secured a 1-1 draw.
Bolasie’s late strike snatches a point after Sanchez’s opener goal. Yannick Bolasie struck a hammer blow to Arsenal’s top-three hopes with a late equaliser as Crystal Palace secured a 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium.
The winger was allowed to cut in off the left by the Arsenal defenders with nine minutes to play and he took full advantage with a powerful low shot that beat Petr Cech.
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