Arsenal innovate and win in the first kick of the English Premier League
Arsenal made a positive start by defeating their London neighbor Crystal Palace 2-0 in the opening of the first phase of the new season in the English Premier League today.
The Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli (20) and Mark Gehi (85 fouls on his team) scored the two goals.
Arsenal avenged their loss to Palace in particular, by three goals last April, at the same stadium.
Arsenal transferred the infection of its strong performances in the preparatory matches, where it won all of them, to the official competitions, although it suffered a lot of pressure in the second half before scoring a reassuring goal.
Arsenal pressed at the beginning of the match and Martinelli missed an easy opportunity after a great individual effort from his compatriot Gabriel Jesus when he shot from close range outside the three blocks (4).
And the Ukrainian left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, who was recently transferred to Arsenal from Manchester City, the league champion, fired a powerful ball, which was brilliantly saved by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guyata (7).
Martinelli made up for his mistake at the beginning of the match when he opened the scoring when the unmarked Zinchenko headed a ball towards the Brazilian, and the latter also headed into the net from close range (20).
Martinelli became the first player from Brazil to score the opening goal in the English Premier League.
Palace had an opportunity to equalize when French striker Odson Edwar hit a header, but Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale brilliantly saved it (42).
Crystal Palace missed another easy opportunity when Iberichi Ise Bramsdale was alone, but the latter saved his goal from a sure goal (51).
The referee awarded a direct free kick to Arsenal, the new captain of the Norwegian team, Martin Odegaard, but it passed to the left post (56).
Palace threw his weight to equalize, but did not find the player who ends the attacks before Arsenal dealt the knockout blow when Bukayo Saka hit a powerful ball inside the area that hit defender Gehi and turned into his net (85).
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