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Trossard pips Rice to seize MOTM against Everton…

Well, we finally won at Goodison Park. Despite how dire the Toffees have been these last few seasons, this has been a tricky fixture. Even though martinelli’s early strike was disallowed via an overly pedantic but technically accurate application of the offside rule, we inally got past Dyche’s parked bus, the rusting one without tyres that’s sitting on cinderblocks and hosts all sorts of voles, mice, and shrews. Trossard’s strike came from a well-worked sequence and earned him our MOTM but with just 37% of the vote—easily one of the narrowest polls we’ve ever had. Truth be told, it was a solid all-around effort, and I feel like we’ve been a bit harsh on Nketiah. Enough throat-clearing. Enjoy the results of the poll!

Everton 0-1 Arsenal—vote for player ratings & MOTM!

Everton set up, predictably, in a low block 4-5-1 conceding 75% possession as they sought to frustrate us and somehow claim a point. Martinelli had other plans, scoring in the 19th minute only for VAR to decide that the shadow of Nketiah’s leg was in an offside position during the buildup. Martinelli was subbed off moments later, and, in a bit of poetic justice, it was his replacement Trossard who finally put it past Pickford in the 69th minute. It was a satisfying and vital win, the first at Goodison Park since October 2017.

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