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New Delhi: It was a goal fest in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday as Arsenal beat Everton 5-2. It was not the best match for Everton who were reduced to 10 men after Idrissa Gueye was sent off in the second half. For the victors, the goals came from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez. For Everton, the strikes came from Wayne Rooney and Oumar Niasse.
“We were tested mentally when we were 1-0 down after a very good start in the game. We couldn’t finish, their keeper kept them in the game and suddenly we were 1-0 down,” Arsenal chief coach Arsene Wenger said in his club’s website.
“It was a mental test but we kept going, we kept our focus and slowly the quality of our movement, the quality of our passing gave Everton problems. After that, with the offensive strength we have, of course that made the difference.”
With this win, Arsenal provisionally holds the fifth position in the Premier League table with 16 points. After their fifth defeat this season, Everton are in the 18th position with just eight points.
Manchester City, who defeated Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, lead the EPL standings with 25 points. (With IANS inputs)