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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal score tracker: Live match updates

Hello and welcome to The Athletic's live coverage of today's match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal, the Premier League's first fixture of the 2022-23 season.Crystal Palace vs Arsenal team newsJames McArthur has been ruled out for Crystal Palace, while

August 5, 2022 at 4:21 PM EDT

Chaos in the Arsenal penalty area

63' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

Odegaard's indecision at the other end was almost immediately punished. A very strange five-second period saw Gabriel bring the ball down in his box to appeals for a penalty from the home side before almost firing a miscued clearance beyond Ramsdale and into his own net. Luckily, his goalkeeper was, once again, alert to the possibility of losing his clean sheet.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 4:18 PM EDT

Odegaard passes up brilliant chance to double lead

61' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

That was the game right there. Odegaard was presented with the perfect chance to effectively wrap up the game for the away side after more excellent work from Jesus. Although, the former Real Madrid midfielder chose to attempt another pass when he was far better placed to get a shot away.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 4:16 PM EDT

Edouard replaced by Mateta

58' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

A thoroughly forgettable evening for Edouard is brought to an end by Vieira. The Palace manager has replaced him with Jean-Philippe Mateta in the first substitution of the match.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 4:14 PM EDT

Odegaard whips free-kick narrowly wide

57' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

A typically direct Saka run brings yet another Arsenal free-kick. Just outside the penalty area on the right-hand side, it leant itself perfectly for a left-footed taker and captain Odegaard took the reponsibility.

His effort was a decent one but it flew wide of the target.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 4:09 PM EDT

Palace should be level (again)!

52' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

The scoreline should certainly be level, for the second time since Arsenal took the lead. Somehow Odegaard finds himself in the right-back position and is caught out by Eze's run in behind and Zaha's perfect through ball.

Eze, with the freedom of the penalty area, should have done much better but was denied by the legs of Ramsdale. That's the second time the Gunners number one has kept his side in front (see the above photo for the first time).

(Photo; Getty Images)

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 4:06 PM EDT

Palace straight onto the front foot

49' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

The hosts are clearly keen to ensure their hard work at the end of the first half doesn't go to waste. A couple more impeccably-weighted long passes from Andersen pick out his attacking team mates but Arsenal are ultimately able to deal, relatively comfortably, with any potential danger.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 4:02 PM EDT

Second half underway at Selhurst

46' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

We are underway for the second half in South London. Arsenal will be hoping to start as they did in the first half while the home side will want to pick up where they left off.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:56 PM EDT

FPL bonus point update!

There is plenty of FPL-related interest in this one and, while Jesus has been exceptional so far, he is yet to get off the mark in terms of FPL points.

Two of his team mates are currently leading the way for the bonus points. Here are the players most likely to scoop up the extras at the halfway stage:

  • Martinelli (21)
  • Zinchenko (21)
  • Andersen (16)
  • Saliba (13)
  • Gabriel (8)
  • Guehi (8)
  • Mitchell (8)
Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:50 PM EDT

View from the Arsenal camp

Here is what our man in the ground (from an Arsenal point of view) has had to say after the opening 45 minutes. An intriguing game indeed!

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

HT #CPFC 0-1 #AFC. Arsenal started really brightly and Palace couldn’t live with them initially.

However, the home side improved in last part of the half. Better organisation and quicker to ball. Intriguing game!

— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022 at 3:48 PM EDT

Half-time at Selhurst Park

HT Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

A great first half is brought to an end by Taylor. Arteta's side were, by far, the better side in that 45-minute period but they had to weather a bit of a Crystal Palace storm at the very end of the half.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:46 PM EDT

Xhaka booked for diving

45' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

New season and seemingly a new Xhaka. A booking is hardly a rarity for the ex-captain but a yellow for diving, that must be a first!

It is great refereeing from Taylor as Xhaka had clearly not been touched before going to ground.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:43 PM EDT

Ramsdale to the rescue for Arsenal

43' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

What was I just saying about Crystal Palace's foothold? They should really be level.

Ramsdale saves the day for the visitors as he keeps out Odsonne Edouard's close-range header after the former Celtic striker was perfectly picked out by Andersen. It wouldn't have been deserved in the slightest but that chance should've brought an equaliser.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:41 PM EDT

Crystal Palace seeking a foothold

41' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

For the first time in the opening 40 minutes, Palace are finding their feet in this game. The raking cross-field switches from Joachim Andersen have played a huge role in that as they continue to be plucked out of the air by Zaha.

The Danish defender's influence on this match is a brilliant indication of how the role of the centre-back has changed in the last few years.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:37 PM EDT

Sealed with a kiss

36' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

Martinelli owed his team mates, his manager and the Arsenal fans a goal after his earlier glaring miss. He couldn't have asked for a much better opportunity to do that and he duly made amends.

Meanwhile, the home supporters want a penalty for a Gabriel handball but the replays show the Gunners centre-back knew nothing about it.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:32 PM EDT

Ramsdale taking risks at the back

32' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

On one of the All or Nothing episodes released this week from last season at Arsenal, Aaron Ramsdale's dad mentioned being nervous whenever his son has the ball at his feet. His nerves certainly won't have been eased this evening as a couple of shaky moments from the England goalkeeper have allowed the otherwise quiet home supporters to build some noise.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:29 PM EDT

Palace can't escape relentless Arsenal

28' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

For all the praise that Arsenal will rightly receive for this opening half an hour, it feels as though they are playing lower-league opposition in a cup tie. Palace have been bullied all over the pitch and Vieira will be desperate for them to improve as the game goes on against his former side.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:25 PM EDT

Gunners looking to press home advantage

24' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

This has been excellent from an Arsenal perspective already tonight, not so much from a Crystal Palace one. To say the opening goal from Martinelli was coming would be a huge understatement.

The visitors seem hungry to add to their one-goal advantage and it wouldn't be surprising to see them double their lead before half-time.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:20 PM EDT

Martinelli heads Arsenal in front!

20' Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

A rehearsed corner kick routine is headed back into the danger area by Zinchenko and Martinelli makes amends for his earlier miss by glancing a header beyond Guaita. We have lift off for the 22/23 Premier League campaign!

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

???????? Gabriel Martinelli has scored the first goal of the new Premier League season.

???? He finishes off a brilliant corner routine and Mikel Arteta's side have a deserved lead.


— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022 at 3:15 PM EDT

Catch him if you can!

14' Crystal Palace 0-0 Arsenal

It's been an electric start to this new Premier League campaign by Arsenal. There's a brief pause as Granit Xhaka is tended to by the referee after copping a ball to the head.

Jesus has looked frighteningly sharp on debut. No wonder he is owned by so many FPL managers!

(Photo: Getty Images)

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey

August 5, 2022 at 3:10 PM EDT

Guaita palms away stinging Zinchenko strike

10' Crystal Palace 0-0 Arsenal

This is seriously one-way traffic so far. The Gunners are being allowed to do what they want with the ball and Vicente Guaita has been forced into the first save of the season.

The ball rolled to Zinchenko just outside the Palace 18-yard box but his well-struck, even after a deflection, was effectively dealt with by the Spaniard.

Ed Mackey
Ed Mackey
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