Jordan Ayew’s deflected equalizer attained Crystal Palace a point at home against Arsenal, who had goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent off by the video assistant referee (VAR).
Captain Aubameyang had placed his Team ahead with a well-worked team goal as Mikel Arteta’s Team dominated the first half.
But Ayew brought Palace level once the break, his goal-bound effort leaving Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno with very little likelihood after bouncing off David Luiz.
Aubameyang was then sent off following a lunging tackle that caught max Meyer on the left ankle joint, VAR overturning the initial yellow card he was awarded by referee Paul Tierney.
This fixture had Produced twenty-eight goals within the previous seven meetings between the 2 sides however little might separate them this point around, although each James Tomkins and Nicolas Pepe went on the brink of winners for their individual teams.
The Eagles were themselves lucky to finish the match with eleven players with Tomkins narrowly avoiding a red card after a late challenge on Gabriel Martinelli, in what was a feisty 1st London derby of 2020.
Arsenal manager Arteta – who wasn’t even born once Palace boss Roy Hodgson started his managerial career – remains without an away win within the league since taking up as manager on twenty December.
Palace, meanwhile, remains ninth within the Premier League table, one place on top of the Gunners.
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