Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal LIVE: Stream, TV channel, score – Martinelli heads Gunners into lead from clever corner

    ARSENAL are looking impressive as they get their season underway at Crystal Palace.

    Gabriel Jesus went on a brilliant run to set up Gabriel Martinelli early on, and his fellow Brazilian should have done better than firing wide.

    But it didn’t take long for Martinelli to get his goal as he finished off a clever corner routine which saw an unmarked Oleksandr Zinchenko bag an assist.

    Despite being second best, Palace will feel aggrieved not to have had a penalty for what looked a clear handball from Gabriel Magalhaes.

    • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League
    • Live stream: Sky Go/Now TV
    • Live commentary: talkSPORT
    • Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Doucoure, Schlupp, Eze, Ayew, Zaha, Edouard
    • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus.


    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      39, Gabriel does well to jump highest and head clear from Eze’s swinging free-kick.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      36, Arsenal get on the attack this time with Saka. White flashes a ball across goal and it almost breaks for Xhaka but Clyne is there to clear.

      The visitors then hunt in packs to win it back off Eze.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      34, Gabriel looked shaky there. The defender is unable to take the ball out of the sky, and as it brushes his arm the Palace fans scream for a penalty. Nothing doing, but Arsenal need to be careful.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      33, Jesus and Odegaard combine and the Norwegian shapes to shoot. But it’s nicked off him at the last minute and out to Jesus who overcomplicates things with Saka on the right hand side.

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      32, That ball has been on all day and Andersen picks out Zaha brilliantly. The winger takes it down well, but Saka tracks back brilliantly to win back posession.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      30, Ramsdale ponders on it for too long again, playing a risky pass to Gabriel who is forced to clear the ball. Suddenly Palace are in the ascendency.

      The Arsenal keeper needs to calm down.

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    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      28, Ramsdale didn’t cover himself in glory there. The Englishman takes a heavy touch before slamming the ball straight into Edouard.

      That could have gone anywhere. Arsenal’s first real lapse in concentration.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      26, Three pink shirts surround Doucoure in a flash and Saka gets on the attack with some lovely touches ending in an Arsenal corner.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      24, Zaha is freed down the left hand side, but his cross in is half-cleared by Saliba, then properly by Zinchenko.

      This new-look Arsenal defence is holding firm so far.

    • Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      22, Jesus’s first time shot takes a nick off Andersen who is recieving some treatment now.

      A word on Arsenal’s new striker, he has been electric early on. Every time he gets the ball, he looks dangerous.

      Gunners fans will be licking their lips at his performance so far.

    • GOAL! – Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      19, Well that had been coming!

      Martinelli heads home in a congested box and makes amends for his earlier miss.

      The corner is played deep into Zinchenko, who unmarked at the back-post heads into a messy penalty area. Martinelli was in the right place at the right time to direct his header past Guaita.

      Arsenal take the lead!

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    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      18, Ayew slides in, studs raised on Martinelli conceding a free kick. No booking from the referee and the Brazilian looks to be okay.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      16, It’s been a lively, attacking opening 15 minutes or so. Exactly what we wanted to see.

      Long may it continue.

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      15, Doucoure slides in on Odegaard, drawing a roar from the Palace fans, and setting Schlupp on the attack.

      Something of the Patrick Viera about that one.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      13, Xhaka is on the turf after taking a Zaha cross to the face. He looks okay to continue.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      12, Martinelli is on the attack again, driving inside and looking for Saka in space.

      The ball is intercepted, but almost bobbles on through to Jesus as Andersen desperately clears.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      10, White wins his opening battle against Zaha, coming away with the ball after standing his ground against the winger.

      Arsenal launch another attack.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      8, Zinchenko fires a powerful effort on goal, drawing a stop from Guaita. The Ukranian then glides past Clyne finding Partey on the edge of the area who’s shot is blocked.

      Arsenal look dangerous.

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    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      6, Palace look to catch Arsenal on the break but Saliba is too quick for Schlupp and wins a foul to relieve the pressure.

      You sense that might be how this game plays out early on. Arsenal on the attack, with the hosts looking to stretch them on the counter.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      5, The visitors have started very brightly here, drawing an ‘Arsenal’ chant from the crowd.

      Palace are under the cosh, but holding them off for now.

    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      3, Huge miss for Martinelli!

      Jesus does brilliantly, taking the Palace defence out with a cheeky nutmeg on his man before poking one goalwards.

      It bounces out to Martinelli who has the whole goal to aim at but skews his effort wide of the post.

      They should be one up.

      .Credit: PA
    • Palace 0-0 Arsenal

      2, Arsenal are probing early on here and White wins a free kick, opting to take it quickly.

      Odegaard looks to slide in Saka but Andersen gets a foot in.

    • KICK-OFF – Palace vs Arsenal

      Handshakes out of the way, both sets of players take the knee and referee Anthony Taylor gets the Premier League season underway!

    • Here come the players!

      The players emerge from the tunnel on to this iconic ground.

      The fans have created an impressive display waving red, white and blue paper.

      Palace are in those traditional colours. Whilst Arsenal sport their new pink kit.

    • 5 minutes…

      The atmosphere is building nicely inside Selhurst Park.

      The Premier League is back!

      .Credit: Reuters


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