Jordan Ayew scores as Palace earn point against Arsenal
Jordan Ayew’s deflected equaliser earned Crystal Palace a point at home against Arsenal, who had goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent off by the video assistant referee (VAR).
Captain Aubameyang had put his side ahead with a well-worked team goal as Mikel Arteta’s side dominated the first half.
But Ayew brought Palace level after the break, his goal-bound effort leaving Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno with little chance after bouncing off David Luiz.
Aubameyang was then sent off following a lunging tackle which caught Max Meyer on the left ankle, VAR overturning the initial yellow card he was awarded by referee Paul Tierney.
It was Jordan’s second goal of the season against Arsenal after scoring in the first encounter which ended 2-2 at the Emirates in October.
He becomes the first Crystal Palace player to score home and away league goals against Arsenal in a season since John Craven in 1971-72 league season.
The 28-year-old has scored six goals in 21 premier league appearances this season.