- Jagielka scores early
- Everton moves ninth
- Toffees out-attempt Gunners 22-7
Phil Jagielka wasn’t even supposed to start yet scored the game’s only goal as Everton beat Arsenal 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Everton were the better team on the day and missed several chances to buttress their advantage, but came out on top and move to within a point of seventh.
Arsenal remains fourth with 63 points.
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Only in the lineup because Michael Keane came down with a virus, Jagielka darted onto a loose ball to open the scoring with an 11th minute goal. A long throw was nodded to the back post by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jagielka poked it home.
Lucas Digne had his foot on the line when he launched the throw, which was not spotted by officials.
The Toffees were better money for the next goal, too, and Gylfi Sigurdsson put a ball into the gloves of Bernd Leno in the 38th minute to give the Toffees five of the game’s six total attempts and the only two on target.
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Ramsey volleyed over the cross bar from inside the 18 when Jordan Pickford weakly punched a 48th minute chance to the Welshman.