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Arsenal held by Everton, Fulham win

Published: Sunday 8 December 2013, 18.56CET
Arsenal FC missed the chance to go seven points clear at the Premier League summit after being held 1-1 at home by Everton FC, while Fulham FC ended a six-game losing streak.
Arsenal held by Everton, Fulham win
Mesut Özil (left) scored Arsenal's opener in the 1-1 draw with Everton ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 8 December 2013, 18.56CET

Arsenal held by Everton, Fulham win

Arsenal FC missed the chance to go seven points clear at the Premier League summit after being held 1-1 at home by Everton FC, while Fulham FC ended a six-game losing streak.

Arsenal FC passed up the chance to extend their lead at the Premier League summit to seven points after being held at home by in-form Everton FC.

Buoyed by their impressive midweek win against Manchester United FC at Old Trafford, Everton started brightly but failed to capitalise in a goalless first half. The league leaders came back into the contest either side of the interval but had to wait until the 80th minute to break the deadlock. Mesut Özil converted from close range after Olivier Giroud had missed his kick from Theo Walcott's headed lay-off.

The Toffees responded within four minutes, though, as substitute Gerard Deulofeu, on loan from FC Barcelona, rifled a shot past Wojciech Szczęsny. Giroud's fierce strike which came back off the angle of crossbar and post in added time was the closest either side came to a winner as the spoils were shared.

In the day's other game, Fulham FC ended a run of six straight Premier League defeats with a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa FC. Dimitar Berbatov produced an inspired display and, after Steve Sidwell had opened the scoring, the Bulgarian striker converted a penalty to give the west London club their first win under recently appointed manager René Meulensteen.

Last updated: 08/12/13 19.11CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 08/12/2013 18:53 CET

08/12/2013

ArsenalArsenal1-1EvertonEverton

Özil 80

Deulofeu 84

Venue: London

08/12/2013

FulhamFulham2-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Sidwell 21, Berbatov 30 (P)

Venue: London

07/12/2013

SunderlandSunderland1-2TottenhamTottenham

A. Johnson 37

Paulinho 43, O'Shea 50 (og)

Venue: Sunderland

07/12/2013

West BromWest Brom0-2NorwichNorwich

Hooper 13, Fer 89

Venue: West Bromwich

07/12/2013

SouthamptonSouthampton1-1Man. CityMan. City

Osvaldo 42

Agüero 10

Venue: Southampton

07/12/2013

StokeStoke3-2ChelseaChelsea

Crouch 42, Ireland 50, Assaidi 90

Schürrle 9, 53

Venue: Stoke

07/12/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool4-1West HamWest Ham

Demel 42 (og), Sakho 47, Suárez 81, O'Brien 84 (og)

Škrtel 66 (og)

Venue: Liverpool

07/12/2013

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace2-0CardiffCardiff

Jerome 6, Chamakh 57

Venue: London

07/12/2013

Man. UnitedMan. United0-1NewcastleNewcastle

Cabaye 61

Venue: Manchester

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