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Palace edge five-goal thriller at Arsenal

21 Apr 2019
Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Eagles earn 3-2 victory to secure PL safety and dent Gunners' top-four hopes

Arsenal missed the chance to break into the top three as Crystal Palace confirmed another season of Premier League football with a 3-2 win at Emirates Stadium.

How they stand

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 CHE 38 +24 72
4 TOT 38 +28 71
5 ARS 38 +22 70
6 MUN 38 +11 66

Palace took the lead on 17 minutes when Christian Benteke scored his first goal in 51 weeks by heading in from Luka Milivojevic’s free-kick.

Alexandre Lacazette played in Mesut Ozil to equalise two minutes after half-time.

But Wilfried Zaha restored the visitors’ lead when he beat Bernd Leno one-on-one after a Benteke flick-on.

James McArthur extended Palace’s lead on 69 minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal hope with a mazy run and strike late on.

But the Eagles held on to move up to 12th place with 42 points.

Arsenal remain fourth, a point behind Tottenham Hotspur, and level on 66 points with Chelsea, who could themselves go third with a win against Burnley on Monday night.

See: Arsenal report | Crystal Palace report

Next fixtures

Arsenal: 24 Apr v Wolves (A)
Crystal Palace: 27 Apr v Everton (H)

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