Crystal Palace thrashed Arsenal 3-0 to put their top-four hopes in the deal in the Monday night football clash. Arsenal’s top-four hopes were given a huge blow after a convincing 3-0 win at Selhurst Park. The result means former Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira took four points off Mikel Arteta’s side this season in all, they played out a draw in the first leg and now the return leg ended in Patrick Vieira’s favor.
Crystal Palace Beat Arsenal 3-0 in Monday night Football
Goals from Jean-Phillippe, Jordan Ayew, and skipper Wilfried Zaha, saw Crystal Palace continue their fine form under Vieira. Arsenal is now in fifth place on 54 points, the same points as North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur who occupy fourth place after beating Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Gunners lost left-back Kieran Tierney to injury while Thomas Party also went off with a knock. Palace made their positive start count as they took the lead from the first 16 minutes of play as Mateta nodded the ball in past Arsenal shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale following Joachim Andersen’s header back across goal.
In the 24 minutes, Ghanaian International Ayew doubled the lead, cutting inside and guiding Andersen’s excellent pass into the far corner. And on 74 minutes Zaha rounded up the scoring from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Martin Odegaard.