- Benteke scores first goal since April 28, 2018
- Zaha nabs ninth of season
- Ozil goal forges brief deadlock
Christian Benteke scored a goal and added an assist as Crystal Palace handed much-changed Arsenal a 3-2 set back at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The win boosts Palace into 12th with 42 points, while Arsenal remains fourth with 66.
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Roy Hodgson‘s men took a surprising early lead through a strangely surprising source, given that Benteke was once a prolific and danger scorer.
With room to operate, the Belgian turned a header past Bernd Leno to put the Eagles on top.
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Arsenal needed less than two second half minutes to equalize, with Iwobi finding Lacazette with a deft outside-of-the-boot pass. The Frenchman slid Ozil through on goal, and Ozil blasted it near side for a 1-1 score line.
Palace restored its lead thanks to a Benteke flick toward Zaha, with the Ivorian going around Shkrodan Mustafi before beating Leno.
And then it was 3-1, a 69th minute corner kick from Luka Milivojevic finding the back of the goal when James McArthur redirected a header into the goal.
Aubameyang needed a fortunate bounce to line up his shot, but deserved every bit of his 77th minute goal.
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