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Arsenal draws with Everton as snow decimates round

 Arsenal's Abou Diaby, right, tackles Everton's Steven Pienaar during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium, London, Satur...
 Arsenal's William Gallas, 2nd  left, tries to get the ball past Everton's keeper Tim Howard during their English Premier League soccer match at the E...

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Arsenal's Abou Diaby, right, tackles Everton's Steven Pienaar during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium, London, Satur...

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Arsenal's William Gallas, 2nd left, tries to get the ball past Everton's keeper Tim Howard during their English Premier League soccer match at the E...

Arsenal scored from two deflected shots to draw 2-2 with Everton on Saturday in one of two Premier League matches to survive the deep freeze gripping England.
Everton had led twice at Emirates Stadium, but goalkeeper Tim Howard was wrong-footed by Leon Osman inadvertently diverting Denilson's shot in the first half and Lucas Neill changing the course of Tomas Rosicky's strike in the 90th minute.
While Everton remained in the bottom half of the standings, third-place Arsenal squandered a chance to rise above Chelsea and Manchester United, which was at Birmingham in the late match.
Five of Saturday's seven scheduled topflight matches _ including Chelsea's trip to Hull _ were postponed, while the two matches set for Sunday also fell victim to the coldest temperatures for more than 30 years in Britain.
Everton gave Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan a chance to make his debut after arriving to start his 10-week loan spell. The American provided the corner that was was headed home in the 12th minute by Osman, who gifted Arsenal an equalizer in the 28th.
Denilson charged down a clearance, and the ball fell to Andrei Arshavin on the edge of the penalty area. Arshavin fed Eduardo da Silva, who touched a pass back to Denilson and his low strike deflected off Osman past Howard.
As snow continued to blow around the stadium, Donovan came close to restoring Everton's lead at the start of the second half.
Donovan weaved into the penalty area, but his curling shot drifted wide. Everton striker Louis Saha also had a long-range attempt deflected wide.
Everton, which replaced Donovan with Diniyar Bilyaletdinov in the 68th, went ahead again in the 81st when Steven Pienaar raced on to a pass from Tim Cahill and chipped goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.
James Vaughan could have given Everton a two-goal cushion when clean through but Almunia saved his shot _ and Rosicky later grabbed the fortunate leveler for Arsenal.


Updated : 2021-10-19 05:07 GMT+08:00